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Octopus does it again

 

Paul the psychic octopus has done it again, correctly predicting the outcome of the World Cup match between Germany and Uruguay ‐ and doubtless spurring on bettors relying on his prediction that Spain will win the final against the Netherlands.

Octopus does it again
Paul the psychic octopus has done it again, correctly predicting the outcome of the World Cup match between Germany and Uruguay ‐ and doubtless spurring on bettors relying on his prediction that Spain will win the final against the Netherlands.
 
Paul’s winning streak of predictions has been so accurate, there’s now a name for it: “The Paul Effect.”
 
A spokesman for Paddy Power bookies in England said bettors there had been backing Spain in Sunday’s game since Paul issued his verdict.
 
The English‐born cephalopod, who currently lives in an aquarium home in Oberhausen, western Germany, has correctly predicted the winner in all seven of Germany’s World Cup games, including the 3‐2 win over Uruguay at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
 
The system is simple: he is given two boxes, each containing a mussel and the flag of the two competing teams. Whichever box he chooses is predicted to be the winner.
 
Before Paul’s prediction, Paddy Power said Friday, it had seen 54 percent of the bets laid placed on the Dutch to win. But since then, 56 percent have gone on Spain.
 
(Herald Sun)
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