A few days ago we featured Paul the ‘Psychic’ Octopus in a blog post on the Junk Mail blog. He predicted that Spain would beat the German team in their 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final. He was correct on that occasion. Germany lost by 1 goal to 0 against Spain in the match at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and were knocked out of the tournament. Paul was born in England and lives in an aquarium in Germany. Paul has not been wrong in any of his 7 FIFA World Cup predictions yet.
In the spirit of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Paul has made his predictions for the 2 remaining matches in the tournament. For the 3rd / 4th play-off match between Uruguay and Germany on Saturday at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth he’s predicted that Germany will win the match. He’s also made his prediction for the 2010 FIFA World Cup final (between Spain and The Netherlands). He’s chosen Spain over the Netherlands as 2010 FIFA World Cup champions in this instance.
It seems that Paul is not alone. Mani the Psychic Parakeet has made a prediction for the 2010 FIFA World Cup final as well. Mani the Parakeet lives in far away Singapore in South East Asia. He’s predicted that the Netherlands will be crowned champions in this edition of the FIFA World Cup. Mani is 13 years old, has a long tail and he’s an ‘assistant’ to Muniyappan (a roadside astrologer of Indian origin). Reportedly Mani also predicted the outcome of the Spain vs Germany semi-final and all the quarter-final ties, but only came to the forefront when he picked a card with the Netherlands flag ahead of any other predictions.
This is a video of Paul the Octopus making his prediction for the 2010 FIFA World Cup final:
Only time will tell whether Paul or Mani is correct.
So far, more also 250 people have voted in the Junk Mail 2010 FIFA World Cup final poll. 54% of voters think that the Netherlands will be victorious and 46% of voters think that Spain will be crowned FIFA World Cup champions.