Friday 28 April 2017

Octopus predicts German victory

An octopus raised in Germany has predicted a German win over England in Sunday's World Cup game
An octopus raised in Germany has predicted a German win over England in Sunday's World Cup game

An octopus "oracle" - born in England, but raised in Germany - has predicted a German win over England in Sunday's World Cup game, it has been revealed.

Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says the mollusk chose a mussel out of a water glass marked with the German flag over a mussel in a glass with the English St George's Cross.

England faces Germany's national team in a much-anticipated round-of-16 match in South Africa.

Ms Munzig said that Paul, an octopus which lives in the western city of Oberhausen, has proven to be a reliable oracle in the past - predicting Germany's win over Australia and Ghana and its loss to Serbia.

During the 2008 European Cup in 2008, it predicted 80% of all German games correctly.

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