An octopus named Paul accurately predicted the winner of each game during the World Cup. Paul, who has now passed on, (2008-2010) lived at the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen, Germany. During his adult life, he made his World Cup predictions using his nine brains, three hearts and intuitive skills.
To determine each winner, he would choose between two boxes which one he would open first and then eat the mussels from inside. Each individual box had the national flag representing the teams playing. The one that Paul pulls the mussels from first, is declared his pick for the winner.
During his brief lifetime, Paul was 100% accurate in his choices.
Dubbed the ‘eight-legged oracle’, he had dealt with people who did not appreciate his psychic predictions. He once shocked his home country by predicting Spain to win over Germany, which led to him receiving death threats. The response in Spain was more positive with Spain’s Prime Minister...