A man has great tickets for the World Cup Final. As he sits down,
another man comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the empty seat
next to him.
“No,” he says, “the seat is empty.”
“This is incredible!” says the other man. “Who in their right mind
would have a seat like this for the World Cup Final, the biggest
sporting event, and not use it?”
“Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come
with me, but she passed away. This is the first World Cup Final we
haven't been to together since we got married.”
“Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find
someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the
The man shakes his head. “No, they're all at the funeral...”
Talk of Football fever! Made Mummy wonder about ….**wink****!!
Now for Part 2:
Have you heard of the ‘OCTOPUS ORACLE’ yet?
This 2 year old British origin octopus, now living in Germany in the city of Oberhausen, seems to be the latest in the line of famous oracles!
Daddy is fond of this oracle:
(Matrix trilogy: Daddy must have watched it atleast a GAZILLION times!!)
And Mummy is fond of this:
(Agatha from 'Minority Report'. We suspect it is her 'Saviour'
who makes mummy swoon Mummy actually likes)
But an Octopus Oracle!! And that too not out of any Hollywood flick?
Paul seems to have predicted correctly about all the four matches Germany has played in the FIFA world cup, including the country’s shocking loss to Serbia!!
His technique is very simple. He picks up his food from a glass container with the flag of the country he thinks will win a certain match! (Click HERE to see Paul in action)
The officials of the Aquarium where he stays have also reported that the duration he takes to decide on the winner indicates the difficulty level or length of the match!!
For example, he took just seconds to pick out Germany as a winner against England indicating the easy 4-1 win. (But of course, it was a 4-2! That referee should be shown a red card!)
Paul has predicted that Germany will win their next match against Argentina. And judging by the length of time he took to predict this (45 minutes, to be precise) this match is going to be a Long, Exciting one, even with the probability of extending to extra-time and penalties!
Well, that remains to be seen.
And we can’t really make up our minds about whether or not to believe a ‘Psychic Octopus’.
Psychic or otherwise, Paul certainly is getting a lot of press, and definitely some extra special treats! What more can an octopus ask for?