Monday, July 12, 2010
The Big World Cup Winner: Paul the Octopus
For those unaware yesterday Paul the Octopus completed his historic run by correctly predicting the outcome of the World Cup Championship. The so called Oracle from Oberhausen was 8 for 8 in correctly picking World Cup Games and became famous enough to receive death threats (or eating threats. not sure). Sure you could chalk it up to chance (or 1/256) or you can believe that this octapus is indeed gifted in prognostication. Unfortunately we will never know as Paul is retiring from the world of prediction and returning the quiet life his loves so dearly. Thank you Paul for reinstalling my faith in the abilities of mollusks.