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Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:30 pm

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...1I7J1665pcsrBlEzhN9a85k_gD9GRIGDO0

The octopus has correctly predicted every match in the World Cup.
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:32 pm

YES! Yipee! Let's hope the bloody octopus is right!

[Edited 2010-07-09 08:35:17]
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:33 pm

You realize that the flag images are being photo shopped and the predictions are fake?

From NBC Sports
http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/201...ld-cup-octopus-prediction.html.php
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:44 pm

If Spain plays like they did against Germany they have a good chance. Especially if the Dutch come out flat like Germany did.
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:45 pm

"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana".
 
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:02 pm

Oh thank you so much for spoiling the end of the world cup...

No point in watching the match now that we all know how it will end.

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Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:53 pm

I still admire the PR manager of the Sea Life Oberhausen. The guy who started this whole oracle thing needs a salary bonus. Incredible free PR. This has to be one of the most successful PR campaigns free of charge ever.
 
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:16 pm

I'm thinking of having octopus stew for dinner tonight...

Go Holland!  
 
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:00 pm

The last final the octopus predicted wrong, as well!

Besides, apparantly there is also a Nostradamus-parakeet in Singapore who predicts Oranje to win.
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:29 pm

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 8):
there is also a Nostradamus-parakeet in Singapore who predicts Oranje to win.

Wonder why there's nobody predicting a draw? Oh, right, somebody needs to win the cup in the end...

Penalties, anybody? 

Seriously, am I the only one that thinks this world cup is having 2 'small finals' only?

I mean: Holland - Spain, that doesn't look like a final of the world championship too me at all?

Now, Brasil - Germany, THAT would have been a real rocker, but the current one just can't seduce me and neither can the octupus predictions.

[Edited 2010-07-09 14:39:08]
 
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:51 pm

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 8):
The last final the octopus predicted wrong, as well!

Besides, apparantly there is also a Nostradamus-parakeet in Singapore who predicts Oranje to win.


With this many correct predictions, I would go with Paul el Purpo.

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/Right_Rudder/Document_p017.jpg
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:49 pm

OK, so now he predicted Germany vs Uruguay correct.

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/Right_Rudder/Document_p018.jpg
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:09 pm

hmmmm..... Paul Nostradamus Octopus the Great had it right again tonight by predicting the win of Germany over Uruguay.... Garmany took a while to get to 2-2 and then score the last winning goal.

This octopus is really amazing. I am really curious if he will be right again tomorrow with his prediction of Spain winning the final match and taking the Cup back home while I will be looking at the final with totally neutral eyes.    Wow!

All the power to Paul the Octopus!!!!
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Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:10 pm

I wish they would make squid rings out of him alright...
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:30 am

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 13):
I wish they would make squid rings out of him alright...

You can't make squid rings out of an octopus. Now pulpo a la galega, that's another story   
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:00 pm

I thought an Octopus would only know about Detroit Redwings hockey!  
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:57 pm

He was right...




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Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:00 pm

Incredible, yes.

This game tonight was a circus. The Cup should go to the octopus!
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:01 pm

Quoting KLM-MD11 (Reply 16):

You beat me to it!!!!!
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:06 pm

One has to admit that octupus is doing far better than statistical rules would have predicted him to!

Rather than something like 1 out of 2 correct, he's doing a straight 8 out of 8!

Is he also doing lottery numbers?  
 
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:17 pm

The World Cup should go to the octopus.   
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:43 pm

Quoting slz396 (Reply 19):
Is he also doing lottery numbers?    

Let's see how long before Ladbrokes or William Hill in England decides to buy this octopus and use it as a source for legal sports bets in that country.  
 
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:43 pm

I'd like to see Paul the Octopus pose with all those hot EK FAs! He may get lucky tonight!
 
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:51 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 22):
I'd like to see Paul the Octopus pose with all those hot EK FAs! He may get lucky tonight!

He might, because German tabloid Bild wrote some days ago that poor Paul never had sex...
 
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:56 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 23):
He might, because German tabloid Bild wrote some days ago that poor Paul never had sex...

They tend to not survive it for long, so be careful what you wish for him...!
 
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:19 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
You realize that the flag images are being photo shopped and the predictions are fake?

Well somebody did the predictions and they did very well! Evenly photoshopped, the predictions were still made in advance. Still impressive.
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:47 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 23):
He might, because German tabloid Bild wrote some days ago that poor Paul never had sex...

Aah...The classic tug between love or respect...sometimes hard to get them both. With eight tentacles, should be easy to make up for lost time.
 
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Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:55 pm

Football is a simple game: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Octopus wins.
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 am

I stick to my original answer:
 
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Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:07 am

Quoting comorin (Reply 22):
I'd like to see Paul the Octopus pose with all those hot EK FAs!

Am I the only one who found their appearence a bit creepy during the award ceremony? They must have stood there with those constant fake smiles for 15-20 minutes. Some of them looked like they had forgotten what they were doing there in the first place, and had a look on their face that seemed to say "Ok, it doesn't really have to be a smile... just make sure the teeth are showing. God my face hurts..."

Similar stuff from a previous and unrelated award ceremony:


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Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:40 am

Paul the Octopus will now retire from predictions. He will go back to work at the Oberhausen Zoo.
He received his own World Cup, a replica.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10604336.stm

As a reward, aquarium staff presented him with his very own replica World Cup trophy garnished with his favourite food - mussels.
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"There are a lot of offers for Paul from betting offices and other areas. One thing is clear: Paul is staying with us," she said.
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"He won't give any more oracle predictions - either in football, or in politics, lifestyle or economy. Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh."

  
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:58 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 29):

It seemed incredibly silly to have flight attendants stand there during the celebration afterwards. What's the connection???

(except for loads of cash)
 
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:13 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 31):

(except for loads of cash)

Thats it. Thank you Sepp Blatter.

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Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:09 am

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 23):
He might, because German tabloid Bild wrote some days ago that poor Paul never had sex...

Well, the aquarium needs to keep up the free publicity, so here is what I propose:

Have aquariums from all over Europe send in pictures of their female octopuses, and then have the public narrow it down to a nice number, say 10. Then set up things exactly like they were for the World Cup: put a picture of two different octopuses on two different boxes and put a mussel in each one, having Paul make a choice each day until all but the last female that Paul has chosen remains. Then bring the lucky Frau Octopus to Oberhausen to mate with Paul.

Everyone wins. Paul doesn't die a virgin, Frau Octopus gets to mate with a celebrity, the public is enthralled again, and the aquarium makes (even more) gobs of money.
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:34 pm

Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 33):
Everyone wins. Paul doesn't die a virgin, Frau Octopus gets to mate with a celebrity, the public is enthralled again, and the aquarium makes (even more) gobs of money.

and Paul II can predict the European Cup  
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:52 pm

Octopii don't have the same hangups humans do - they can have multiple mates so for once let's not have Paul choose  
 
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Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:37 pm

It seems Paul also predicts that Ryanair will have the cheapest fares compared to Iberia... http://estaticos.20minutos.es/edicio.../barcelona/10/07/BARC_14_07_10.pdf

Scroll to page 3 (is not the typical page 3 of UK newspapers)

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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:09 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 35):
Octopii don't have the same hangups humans do - they can have multiple mates

I'm not sure they can – various octopus species die shortly after mating for the first and only time (the females can survive as long as they are protecting the eggs).
 
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RE: Octopus Picks Spain To Win World Cup.

Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:06 pm

Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 33):
Everyone wins. Paul doesn't die a virgin, Frau Octopus gets to mate with a celebrity, the public is enthralled again, and the aquarium makes (even more) gobs of money.
Quoting Klaus (Reply 37):
I'm not sure they can – various octopus species die shortly after mating for the first and only time (the females can survive as long as they are protecting the eggs).

She will not eat anything while protecting the eggs and will die from exhaustion shortly after the eggs hatch.

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