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View Poll Results: WC 2010 Winner: normal time, extra time or penalties
Netherlands 26 38.24%
Spain 23 33.82%
I can't compete with a cephalopod mollusk 19 27.94%
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Old 09.07.2010, 14:34
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

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So while pulpo Paul has predicted Spain, parakeet Mani has predicted the Netherlands.
That damn parakeet lost its street cred when it predicted Uruguay to triumph over Spain.
Last I heard, he has been down graded to performing tricks on the streets of Little India.
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Ha Ha, If Paul were smarter than us:
He will start to get a few predictions wrong in a row just before big events to throw the odds in his favour.
Slipping out of his tank at night, Paul will be found hacking into the aquarium internet and lodging "sports bets" under the email pseudonym "Odds8to1".
Paul will soon be wearing daimond bling and pimp out his aquarium into an epic "Octo-pad !!" and renegotiate admission fees with aquarium staff.

The real shame is that a simple German Zoo Keeper at some aquarium is actually smarter than all of us.

Spain to win.

(but I voted for Paul)
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Old 10.07.2010, 01:44
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Paul the Octopus has been spotted in Niederdorf, Zurich

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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

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Am I not always?

Anyway, I'm going to predict the Netherlands to win the World Cup tomorrow because the Spanish have won their last three games in the knockout stage 1-0, and I've got a feeling it's going to take more than one goal to beat the Dutch. If the Dutch score first, Switzerland knows they have a chance to win. On paper, the Spanish are favoured as well they should be---but I am not going to count out a team that was down 0-1 to Brazil and came back to win.

The question you should ask is this---whom would I rather trust----a Yank who admittedly knows next to nothing about football or a psychic octopus?
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Old 11.07.2010, 17:09
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That damn parakeet lost its street cred when it predicted Uruguay to triumph over Spain.
Last I heard, he has been down graded to performing tricks on the streets of Little India.
Shouldn't trust some big-breaked bird-brain anyhow ...
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Old 11.07.2010, 17:51
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Not all Octopii are that smart:



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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

As I expected this is pretty much 50:50 and difficult to call.

Lets hope its a beautiful game and may the best team win.
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Not all Octopii are that smart:

Pretty sneaky how that 'calamari' crept up on the octopus
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Paul the Octopus has been spotted in Niederdorf, Zurich
I was looking at that sign, and Google was not much help in translating. Am I right in assuming it means something similar to "I predict all the games!" ? I also think it's NOT a coincidence that "Zeiged" sounds like "psychic."
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

was there ever any doubt..... tight game, bit boring if you ask me, but that happens when they're both so evenly matched. In the end the better team won. Congrats!
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Congratulations to Spain, and especially Paul the Octopus! He may not be popular in Germany, but I predict Paul will be the star of SOME commercial within the year.

Who knows? Maybe Fox will sign him up as an NFL analyst!
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Congratulations to Spain, and especially Paul the Octopus! He may not be popular in Germany, but I predict Paul will be the star of SOME commercial within the year.

Who knows? Maybe Fox will sign him up as an NFL analyst!

Maybe Paul can predict election results in the US. You're right. Fox should hire him.
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Old 13.07.2010, 20:44
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

But this time, it might be for real.
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Congratulations to Spain, and especially Paul the Octopus! He may not be popular in Germany...
He might just go back home to Weymouth and enjoy a well-deserved retirement by the seaside; perhaps watching the Olympic sailing in 2012 (tho' hopefully not trying any more predictions)
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Old 13.07.2010, 21:44
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

"Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?"

Well. He has 9 brains, I have one (...kind of)

How can I compete ?
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Old 26.10.2010, 14:07
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Paul the Octupus died yesterday in Germany
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

I bet he did not see that one coming
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

He was out of his depth.
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Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

Well, if he's now dead and I'm still alive, I guess the answer is "Yes".
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Re: Are you smarter than Paul the Octopus?

His last prediction was that England will host the WC in 2018.
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