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Well the World Cup is drawing to a close and, strangely enough, one of the biggest news story related to the final match (that hasn’t been overshadowed by Judas) is the story of a lovable invertebrate named Paul the Octopus.
Housed in Oberhausen, Germany, Paul basically is your standard octopus with a dash of Nostradamus…soccer version. Basically, prior to each match, Mr. Octopus has been given two clear boxes with food inside that have marked a flag from each team. Whichever box he chooses (that’s what she said) is the predicted winner of the match. The crazy thing is Paul has correctly predicted every game during this World Cup…you can’t make this stuff up.
Now being from America we all see this as a novelty, a charade. But the people of Spain and the Netherlands took their ridiculous “futbol” obsession by interrupting their local broadcasts to show the Cephalopoda’s decision of the final match. Of course, leave it to the German’s to take it over the top, because once Paul did not pick them against their semifinal match against Spain (which they lost) they demanded to deep-fry the sucker.
Ah…Europeans, with their ridiculous outrage and soccer mania…they are hilarious.
Anyway to see who Paul picks to win the World Cup, just watch the video below... Just a word to the wise, this video is disgusting if you are in the group of people who are grossed out by octopi (I am a card carrying member of this group):
Pretty crazy. Luckily there isn’t another animal doing the same exact thing in Singapore…or is there?
Until next time…
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