Monday, July 12, 2010

Psychic Persuasion

The World Cup is now over. I followed it pretty closely and am disappointed that I won't be able to flip on the TV to watch cup coverage for the next four years.

There was one thing about the Cup matches that began to intrigue me this year. It wasn't the refereeing, the different country dynamics, or even the nice legs of the players (although all those things certainly kept me watching.) The thing that had my curiosity kicking and my interest increased was Paul, the psychic octopus.

Paul was 100% correct in all his predictions for the 2010 World Cup. How weird is that?? It's like a game of Heads or Tails, and the chances of anyone always being right is astronomical. So, is Paul really psychic? Or maybe his reputation preceded him. Did the team he picked get a boost of confidence that turned the tide of the game?

Here is a clip of Paul picking (correctly) the final World Cup match between the Netherlands and Spain.

What are your thoughts?

Happy Monday, everyone. I feel like it's been ages since I've posted!


  1. My thoughts are that Paul is the smartest octopus known to man, because in any matchup against Spain, YOU PICK SPAIN. Even Switzerland knew they weren't supposed to beat them. I bet there was an official apology for throwing off the space-time continuum after Spain's only loss.

  2. Huh, I thought you made that up about Paul. Crazy stuff.

  3. I wonder how well Paul does with horse races . . . cha ching!

  4. It's the craziest phenomenon. I really wish he was wrong because I wanted the Netherlands to win it. Sorry, Graham. Though, not that sorry since your team won. :)

  5. A win for the Netherlands is a win for the terrorists! Do you hate America?!

  6. Glad to see you post by the way. :)