Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Octopus picks Germany over England
by Mike Woitalla, June 25th, 2010 2:34PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[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."



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

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya    
"I wouldn't do it, but if somebody else felt the need ... they should be able ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"You have to find something meaningful. That you're passionate about and do every day. Having that ...
TV Report: Nine independent USL clubs have local deals    
As the USL grows, so has the interest of local broadcasters to carry the action. Nine ...
MLS Expansion: Garber headed to St. Louis on Monday    
With its strong soccer tradition, St. Louis is considered a hot candidate for an MLS expansion ...
USA-Honduras: Lessons from Arena's first time around    
Sixteen years after his first run through the Hexagonal, Bruce Arena returns as head coach of ...
What's new in 2017 NASL: 1-10     
The NASL, downsized from 12 teams in 2016 to eight teams, will kick off its seventh ...
MLS Week 4: Ten players missing on international duty    
MLS doesn't rest during FIFA's international fixture windows. Ten players are expected to miss action for ...
NASL: BeIN Sports, ESPN3 return as broadcast partners     
BeIN Sports and ESPN3 are returning as the NASL's 2017 national broadcast partners. On opening weekend, ...
Video Pick: Good sport admits he wasn't fouled    
Jonas Hofmann of Borussia Monchengladbach fessed up that his stumble wasn't from contact by Bayern Munich's ...
MLS Moves: Toronto FC signs veteran defender Hernandez    
Defender Jason Hernandez will play his 13th MLS season as a member of Toronto FC. Hernandez, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives