Friday, October 29, 2010

Farewell, Paul!

Paul the octopus, who successfully predicted all of Germany's results and the outcome of the World Cup final has died in his aquarium. Argentina's fans hated him, Iran pronounced him decadent, but a lot of people all around the world revered him as some kind of new Nostradamus. The accuracy of his predictions was stunning, but Paul was not the only animal ever to be blessed with the power of prophecy. In the 1930's, Jim the Wonder Dog, drew crowds by predicting the winners of seven Kentucky Derbies. And Oscar, a hospital cat in Rhode Island, indicated which patient was to die by curling up with the respective one. 

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