Spain Wins World Cup; Paul the Psychic Octopus Really Wins World Cup


Spain won its first-ever World Cup championship on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Netherlands 1-0 on the strength of a goal by Andrés Iniesta in the 116th minute. Details at More importantly, Paul, Germany’s psychic octopus, predicted 8 out of 8 games correctly.

Here’s Paul putting Spain into the final over Germany:

He went on to choose Spain over Holland in the final, which played out this afternoon, just as Paul said it would. He has not picked a loser in two years, meaning it’s time for an investigation; octopi don’t know shit about soccer.

[photo from 4chan via Daily What]