Psychic soccer octopus.

We can’t really mock them for this: we do equally goofy things for sports that we consider relevant.

A “psychic” octopus is said by its aquarium owners to have predicted the country’s football team will knock England out of the World Cup.

When consulted, Paul the octopus chose a mussel from a jar with the German flag on it ahead of one in a similar jar bearing the cross of St George.

Still, there’s a video.  The Germans are wearing leis.

Moe Lane

PS: I heard that we lost to Ghana.

Well, that’s the idea.


An octopus carrying a coconut.

Pretty much what it says.

More footage here. By the way: it’s a damn good thing that these critters don’t live very long. Or that you can’t really do most forms of combustion underwater. Although, heck, if they had longer lifespans we might actually get along.  Just because they’re multi-tentacled creatures from the darkest depths of the ocean doesn’t mean that they also wouldn’t be good neighbors.

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