Never before has an eight-legged creature been so trusted.
An octopus called ‘Paul’ has captured international attention after correctly predicting the outcomes of all six German World Cup matches.
And now, the mollusk is saying that Spain will defeat Holland in the World Cup final on Sunday.
The octopus, residing in a German aquarium, made his prediction by choosing to eat a mussel from a box emblazoned with the Spanish flag, instead of one with the Holland flag.
Paul even predicted the massive upset when Germany lost to Serbia in the group stages.
According to mathematicians, the odds of anyone correctly guessing six consecutive wins are 216 to 1.
Germans who felt betrayed by Paul’s accurate prediction of their loss to Spain will be happy to know that the octopus has chosen Germany to beat Uruguay in the third place playoff Saturday.
If Paul is correct this Sunday, perhaps grateful Spanish restaurants will have to remove grilled octopus from their menus.