In the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, a squid has correctly predicted the results of the Germany team in the world cup so far, and predicts they will beat Argentina in the quarter final. Paul the squid is said to be psychic, and is often relied on by gamblers and sports enthusiasts for predictions about the outcome of different sports games. Paul’s caretaker at the aquarium told us a little bit about how the process works.
“We put two boxes in his tank, one with our country’s, Germany’s, flag on it, and the other with the opposing team’s flag. When Paul makes the correct choice, the box opens up, and Paul is rewarded with food that we have placed in it. If he makes the wrong choice, the box gives him a mild electric shock. So far, he’s picked Germany every time.” When asked if Paul is really just the victim of mental conditioning, and not actually psychic at all, the caretaker quickly ushered our crew out of the aquarium and locked the doors behind him.
Whatever it is, Paul's predictions are all correct so far, including last night's Semi-Final match between Germany and Spain. Paul had predicted Spain to win....and Spain won 1-0 last night. Bookies are smiling.... Mr Lee is also smiling..., he does trust Paul this time!!
Have a nice day....