7 Jul 2010

Germany's "psychic" octopus predicts Spainish win

9:03 am on 7 July 2010

Germany's "psychic" octopus has tipped Spain to beat Germany in tomorrow's football World Cup semi-final in South Africa.

The eight-legged oracle has shot to fame by successfully predicted all five of Germany's games.

Two plastic boxes, one with a German flag and one with the opposition's, are lowered into his tank at an aquarium in western Germany, each with a tasty morsel of food inside.

The box which the octopus opens first is adjudged to be his predicted winner.

Live on German television, the octopus chose the box with the Spanish flag, after initially lingering at the German one