It was hard not to get wrapped up in World Cup fever, although sadly I didn’t see many games because I don’t have cable. I love watching soccer/football to watch the sheer athleticism of the players (and referees, for that matter), and I was so pleased that so many were tuned into the games.
People weren’t the only ones tuned into the World Cup action. Paul, an octopus who resides at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, became quite the oracle when he correctly predicted the outcome of Germany’s 7 matches, as well as the final between Spain and the Netherlands.
Paul is ending his predictions on a high note and will go back to being just a regular octopus that will entertain the zoo goers in Oberhausen. In recognition for his fantastic predictions, Paul was presented with a World Cup replica trophy that he was rather unfazed about, until he found out food was involved. He’s an octopus after my own heart.
There have been a few psychic animals that have gained some attention. Oscar, the resident cat at a Rhode Island nursing home, has so far predicted over 50 patients’ deaths by curling up next to them. Pets are rather intuitive, and as Oscar and Paul have proven, they can be pretty darn accurate.
Do you, or have you ever, owned a intuitive pet?