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'Psychic' octopus predicts Spain win

Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will be defeated by Spain in tonight's World Cup semi-final.

Sea Life Aquarium's spokesman Daniel Fey said that the famous mollusk from Oberhausen, western

Germany, chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colors -- indicating a Spanish victory tonight.

But there could be hope for the Germans.

The only time the usually-prescient Paul erred in the past was in picking a Germany-Spain match-up in the 2008 European Championship, when he picked Germany and Spain prevailed.

Otherwise, Paul correctly predicting Germany's wins over Argentina and England, and also foretold the victories over Australia and Ghana and the country's loss to Serbia.


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