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07-10-2010, 02:35 AM #1
Paul the octopus has made his final selectionsAs the international tug-of-war between Germans wanting to eat him and Spaniards wanting to protect him to the death does something less than rage on, Paul the Oracle Octopus has continued with his charlatan ways and picked winners of both the third-place match and the World Cup final. Given Paul's perfect record in picking his food out of the box covered with the flag of the team that goes on to win the World Cup match, these choices have now reached gospel status. Television networks in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands interrupted their programming to broadcast their octopus overlord's decisions live on Friday. And then they waited, eager and nervous. For an octopus to eat a piece of food.
First up was the Uruguay vs. Germany third-place match. And according to Reuters, Paul is becoming a bit of a showman:
On Friday Paul first settled on top of the Germany container but after a few minutes shifted to the Uruguay container. Then after about 15 minutes he went back to Germany container, quickly opened the lid and ate the morsel of food inside.
Fifteen minutes to make a pick? Come on, Paul. Don't be like LeBron.
Picking Germany was probably a smart decision, though. Maybe it will quell the death threats and allow Paul to finally get back to a normal life. Yet, we do know that Paul didn't make his pick under duress because, well, he's an octopus and doesn't know what these people are doing to him.
Anyway, which box would Paul select when humbly asked to make a special non-German match second selection? Who will win it all, Paul — Spain or the Netherlands? Tell us so we can bask in your tentacled glory! Spanish television personalities awaited his decision with mild interest...
Spain! Pulpo Paul is attempting to cement his bid to become the new king of Spain — the first step in his deliberate plot to seize absolute power over the entire universe — by picking them to win their first World Cup. And so it is foretold, and so it is written.
Also featured in that Reuters video report at the top is that prognosticating parakeet threat to Paul's crown, and Paul's captor speaking casually about the octopus' rapidly impending death. Assuming, of course, that Paul is like every other mortal octopus and not, in fact, the Highlander.
Paul the octopus has made his final selections fifa 2010 finale
Last edited by Caasanova; 07-10-2010 at 02:39 AM....being a human...
07-10-2010, 11:17 AM #2
Octopus Oracle Paul Sees Spain as the World Cup 2010 Champion
On Friday, in the Oberhausen Sea Life aquarium in Germany, octopus oracle Paul has picked up Spain as the winner of 11 Julyís World Cup Football 2010 final. Spain would face Netherlands in the tournament final.
Earlier, Paul has also indicated a German victory over Uruguay in Saturdayís third place match. Octopus Paul has earned international fame for making correct prophecies about the matches involving Germany so far in the tournament. This is the first time Paul has made prediction for a match that does not involve Germany.
All of Paulís prediction so far in the World Cup has been correct. The Octopus could correctly predict German victories over Australia, Ghana, England and Argentina and defeats against Serbia and Spain.
Following Germanyís 1-0 defeat to Spain in the semi final, many German fans are now angry with Paulís prediction. So, Oberhausen Sea Life aquarium has taken extra security as a precaution for any unfortunate attack from the angry German fans.
Though Paul has earned international fame through this World Cup, the octopus actually started impressing with his predictions during Euro 2008 when 5 out of Paulís 6 predictions about Germanyís matches were correct. However, that time Paulís popularity was within the local fans....being a human...