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Friday, July 9, 2010

Paul the Octopus (sekadar ramalan)

Oktopus-Orakel Paul mit Schuh.JPG

Paul was born in 2006 at Weymouth sea life park in Dorset, England. Species - Octopus Vulgaris. The name Paul is taken from the title of a poem by Boy Lornsen, Der Tintenfisch Paul Oktopus.
According to statements from Sea Life's entertainment director, Daniel Fey, Paul showed his intelligence early on: "There was something about the way he looked at our visitors when they came close to the tank. It was so unusual, so we tried to find out what his special talents were." The first time Paul was tried out for predicting soccer match outcomes was during UEFA Euro 2008. Paul was correct in 80% of the predictions he made, but he was wrong in his prediction of the winner of the final match, which was Germany versus Spain. Paul predicted Germany would win, but Spain was the eventual winner.

Paul the Octopus lives in the Sea Life public aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Paul, who is sometimes called a "psychic" octopus" or " oracle octopus," is famous for his alleged ability to correctly predict the winner of soccer matches in which the German national football team is playing: so far his behavior has managed to predict the winner 11 out of 12 times.

Method

Plastic boxes with the flags
Paul is able to make his "predictions" courtesy of Oliver Walenciak and his staff Two clear plastic boxes containing food (usually mussels or oysters) are lowered into the aquarium tank. The boxes have the flags of two countries attached to them, one for Germany, and one for Germany's next opponent. The container selected by the hungry octopus is assumed to be the predicted winner.

Paul's predictions

Opponent Tournament Stage Paul's prediction  Result
Poland Euro 2008 group stage Germany 2-0 Correct
Croatia Euro 2008 group stage Croatia 1-2 Correct
Austria Euro 2008 group stage Germany 1-0 Correct
Portugal Euro 2008 quarter-finals Germany 3-2 Correct
Turkey Euro 2008 semi-finals Germany 3-2 Correct
Spain Euro 2008 final Germany 0-1 Wrong
Australia World Cup 2010 group stage Germany 4-0 Correct
Serbia World Cup 2010 group stage Serbia 0-1 Correct
Ghana World Cup 2010 group stage Germany 1-0 Correct
England World Cup 2010 round of 16 Germany 4-1 Correct
Argentina World Cup 2010 quarter-finals Germany 4-0 Correct
Spain World Cup 2010 semi-finals Spain 0-1 Correct

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5 comments:

mamalieyna said...

sotong pun leh jd nujum eh..^_^

kenwooi said...

almost accurate! =)

The Blogger (63672674) [meoramri] said...

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haslina said...

mamalieyna - itulah...bkn nujum pak belalang..tp nujumpak sotong paul...hehehee

kenwoi - yup..80%

haslina said...

meor - okies...nang u back

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