Look Out Germany: Octopus Picks Spaniards in World Cup Semis

(CNN) — German football fans should brace themselves for disappointment in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal against Spain, according to the latest prediction of an octopus with a knack for picking winners.

Paul the octopus, a psychic cephalopod at Sea Life in Oberhausen, western Germany, has become a World Cup phenomenon after correctly predicting the victors in all five of Germany’s matches so far and Tuesday’s ceremony was carried live on German television.

At 5-0 this thing has a ridiculous track record.  As a wannabe mathemagician I can tell you the odds of getting 5 coinflips in a row are roughly 3%, so this guy obviously has some kind of edge in that giant brain-body of his. Unfortunately, it won’t do him much good once he is skewered, grilled, and served with a little lemon and a lot of beer by those vengeful Krauts after his treacherous decision to side with Spain on this one.



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