Octopus Picks World Cup Winners

Paul is an octopus at the Sea Life Aquarium in Germany. He’s also psychic. Or at least, really freaking good at picking who is going to win World Cup matches. Aquarium workers place two boxes in front of Paul, one with the German flag and one with the flag of whoever they’re playing. Both boxes are filled with octo treats and Paul has to pick one. Using this method, he predicted Germany’s win today over Ghana. But he doesn’t always just root for the home team. Last Friday, he predicted that Serbia would beat Germany, and they did, 1-0 in a big upset. So if you’re planning to place bets on future games Germany is playing in—better wait to hear who Paul the psychic octopus picked first. I wonder if odds on his picks are 8-1? [AOL]