Paul the Octopus

It turns out Germany should progress through their quarter final match with Argentina, well at least that’s what the oracle, Paul the Octopus, reckons. Paul, who is said to “possess mad gypsy skills,” has so far correctly predicted all of Germany’s results in this world cup, including the upset against Serbia.

Paul the Octopus predicts Germany to win over Argentina

The ritual involves Paul selecting selecting one muscle from a couple of boxes labelled with the competing team’s national flags. He spelled doom for England last week, and now it looks like Argentina are on their way back to the land of steak and hot women. Apparently the time Paul spent deliberating over the victory is evidence of a long, hard fought battle, with a possible penalty shoot out deciding the the victor.

Paul’s handlers at Sea Life in Oberhausen, Germany had this to say “Paul better not be #%$king around, we’ve bet heavily on this result.” Her tone suggested an incorrect prediction at this stage might find Paul rehoused in a deep fat fryer.

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~ by bowlphilosophy on June 30, 2010.

4 Responses to “Paul the Octopus”

  1. Paul certainly looks tasty

  2. […] penalty shootout. I expect this game to be as close, again possibly ending in a penalty shootout. Paul the Octopus has Germany winning this one but I see Argentina sneaking it at the death to make amends for 4 […]

  3. […] the Octopus picks Semi Final Winner Paul the Octopus (Paul the Octopus previously featured here) is back at work today, putting his “mad gypsy skills” to use again. Bad news for German fans […]

  4. […] penalty shootout. I expect this game to be as close, again possibly ending in a penalty shootout. Paul the Octopus has Germany winning this one but I see Argentina sneaking it at the death to make amends for 4 […]

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