Paul The Octopus, Soccer Prognosticator Extraordinaire

An octopus named Paul may be a psychic when it comes to the World Cup. The deep sea seer, now residing in an aquarium in Germany, has correctly predicted both of Germany's games: its win over Australia and its surprise loss to Serbia. Paul chooses winners from two boxes of treats. The latest forecast: Germany will beat Ghana in Wednesday's game.

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An octopus named Paul may be a psychic when it comes to the World Cup. The deep sea seer, now residing in an aquarium in Germany, has correctly predicted both of Germany's games: its win over Australia and its surprise loss to Serbia. The octopus doesn't need to get its arms around a crystal ball. Rather he chooses winners from two boxes of treats with the flags of the opposing teams. His latest forecast: Germany will beat Ghana in today's game.

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