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Octopus picks Germany over England
by Mike Woitalla, June 25th, 2010 2:34PM
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[OFF THE POST] An octopus at a German aquarium that has, according to the aquarium spokesperson, correctly predicted all of Germany's World Cup results so far, has pointed to a Germany win over England on Sunday. Paul the Octopus opted for a mussel in a jar with a German flag on it instead of one in a jar with the England flag. "He swam straight over to the German glass, climbed in and even put a lid on top once he was sitting inside," Tanja Munzig of the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium told BBC.

Paul, who was born in Britain before moving to his German home, became a national celebrity after predicting Germany's win over Australia, its loss to Serbia, and its win over Ghana. He scored 80 percent on his Euro 2008 picks.

"His intelligence is comparable to a 2-year-old child," Munzig told Bild Zeitung. "He needs challenges. That's why we give him jars to open."



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  1. Terence Chu
    commented on: June 26, 2010 at 10:34 p.m.
    I need a video link to this one!!

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