Octopus Idol for Women’s World Cup

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EIGHT German octopuses will compete during the women’s World Cup to become the successor to Paul the Psychic Octopus.
Germany’s eight Sea Life Centres will go head to head during the tournament in the country, to see if any cephalopods can match Paul’s uncanny ability to pick the winning team from a match by picking tasty morsels from the correct box.
Salty soothsayer Paul, now deceased, correctly picked the winners throughout last Summer’s World Cup in South Africa.
Britta Anlauf, spokeswoman for Sea Life Germany, said: “We are currently conducting different skills-training exercises with the octopuses in the hope that at least one of them can forecast as well as Paul.”


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