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Octopus act in World Cup marketing

06-30-2010 10:14 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

German football fans received some great news on Tuesday. An octopus said to have psychic powers of prediction has picked Germany to beat Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals.

The octopus is becoming a star attraction at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen. Of two glasses each containing a tasty mussel - one with a German flag and one with an Argentine flag - he hesitated but ultimately chose the one marked with the colours of Germany. Only when the oracle's organisers went to remove the glasses did Paul jump inside the German one and gulp down the mussel.

Last week Paul successfully predicted that Germany would eliminate England from the tournament, and even forecast the national team's one failure so far - defeat by Serbia in the group stages.

German football fans received some great news on Tuesday. An octopus said to have psychic powers of prediction has picked Germany to beat Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals. 
German football fans received some great news on Tuesday. An octopus said to have 
psychic powers of prediction has picked Germany to beat Argentina in the World Cup 

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