German Octopus Continues World Cup Streak Paul the psychic octopus is on a winning streak. From his tank in Germany, Paul has correctly predicted the outcome of every German match in the World Cup. His keepers put two food boxes before him -- each with a team's flag -- and they watch where he goes.
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German Octopus Continues World Cup Streak

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German Octopus Continues World Cup Streak

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Paul the psychic octopus is on a winning streak. From his tank in Germany, Paul has correctly predicted the outcome of every German match in the World Cup. His keepers put two food boxes before him — each with a team's flag — and they watch where he goes.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with an update on Paul the psychic octopus.

From his tank in Germany, Paul has correctly predicted the outcome of every German match in the World Cup. His keepers put two food boxes before him, each with the team's flag, and watch where he goes. So far he's four for four, rushing to Germany's box, last week, to predict its crushing defeat of England. The Octopus was much slower in predicting Germany will beat Argentina tomorrow, suggesting a tough match.

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