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Psychic "World Cup" Octopus Is Italian, Not German or British.

Posted By: The Annotico Report, Italia Mia Network on July 12, 2010 in Annotico Report, Italy - Comments: No Comments »

Paul the Octopus, the "psychic" octopus, located in a German Aquarium, has accurately predicted seven out of seven 2010 FIFA World Cup games, including the final which saw Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0.
 
Paolo's official biography claims he is two-years-old and came from Weymouth, England before being moved to a German aquarium. Paolo's trainer, Verena Bartsch, said he was caught in the sea off the Italian island of Elba near Tuscany in April when he was four weeks old.

Italians Claim "Paolo" the Psychic Octopus 
ONE News from Reuters; Monday July 12, 2010
Octopus "Paul", better known as the so-called "octopus oracle" sits on a football
Paul the "psychic" octopus is reportedly not a Paul at all, with Italian media claiming him as Paolo the Italian octopus.
The octopus, who has shot to fame predicting the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup winners, was reportedly caught in Italian waters according to his trainer in Germany.
The Sydney Morning Herald said Italian media claim the octopus' name is Paolo, not Paul, and that he is Italian, not English.
Italian media are calling this a small glimmer of satisfaction for the country at the end of a tournament that has given them little joy.
Italy were taken out in the first round, finishing bottom of what they initially saw as an easy group.
Paul/Paolo's trainer, Verena Bartsch, said he was caught in the sea off the Italian island of Elba near Tuscany in April when he was four weeks old.
This conflicts with Paul's official biography which claims he is two-years-old and came from Weymouth, England before being moved to a German aquarium.
The "psychic" octopus has accurately predicted sevent out of seven 2010 FIFA World Cup games, including the final which saw Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0.
He makes his choice from two boxes, each containing a mussel and the flag of the two competing teams.

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