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Originally published Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

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Prognosticator Paul the octopus picks Germany to beat Argentina

The octopus oracle made a decision. Paul, an English-born octopus in the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, picked Germany and with it predicts...


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The octopus oracle made a decision. Paul, an English-born octopus in the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, picked Germany and with it predicts that the German team will win over Argentina in a quarterfinal match.

So far Paul has correctly predicted all four games of Germany in the World Cup. Paul decides over a winner by picking a sea goodie in one of two glasses — one with a German flag and the other one with a flag of the opponent.

But his decision on the match on Saturday didn't seem easy.

He hesitated with taking the goodie, which could be interpreted as a tough game for Germany.

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