Octopus Paul from Germany is amazing in that he accurately predicted the outcome of all the matches of the German team at the 2010 World Cup. Paul, the clam predictor from Oberhausen, correctly predicted the outcome of all the national team’s games, and also made his prediction for the final, which will take place today. According to our predictor, the Spanish team will become the world champion
After Paul correctly predicted the outcome of all German matches, he was entrusted with making the final prediction for the final in Johannesburg. To begin with, we will tell you how Paul chooses the winner — everything is extremely simple. Two boxes are lowered to him, each containing mussels. The boxes are marked with the flags of the teams playing each other. Paul chooses a mussel from one of the boxes, and the prediction comes true. Predicting the outcome of today’s match, the clam decided to bet on the Spanish national team, taking a mussel from a box with the Spanish flag. The video captures this fascinating process:
The day before, an octopus predicted Germany’s victory over Uruguay in the fight for 3rd place. Paul had a chance to think about the outcome of the match for a long time, sitting on a box with the flag of Uruguay. For about 9 minutes he could not decide which mussel to take, in the end he still bet on the Germans. As a result, almost in an equal fight, the German team won, having won the silver of the ChMAF 2010.
After Germany lost to the Spaniards in the semi-finals, many German fans offered to barbecue Paul in public, blaming the octopus for their team’s loss. But the aquarium staff categorically refused to kill the two-year-old predictor clam. Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero jokingly promised to send a support team to Oberhausen to keep Paul alive.
It is worth noting that among all invertebrates, the octopus is the most intelligent, because. his brain has a rudimentary cortex and is quite highly developed. He is easy to train, has an excellent memory, is able to distinguish between geometric shapes — a small square distinguishes from a larger one, a rectangle located vertically from a horizontal one, a rhombus will distinguish from a triangle, and a circle from a square. Knows how to distinguish people, gets used to those who give him food. If you spend enough time with an octopus, it will become tame.
There will be an X moment for Paul tonight, if Spain really wins, one can only wonder how this creature manages such miracles. If the forecast does not come true, then all predictions will turn out to be just a lucky accident.