21 Jun '11, 4am

8 octopuses to compete during upcoming women's World Cup to determine a successor to 'psychic' Paul

8 octopuses to compete during upcoming women's World Cup to determine a successor to 'psychic' Paul

Picture taken on July 9, 2010 shows Paul the Octopus swimming past a football at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Eight octopuses in Germany will compete during the upcoming women's World Cup to determine which is the worthy successor to world-famous tipster Paul, organisers said. -- PHOTO: AFP BERLIN - EIGHT octopuses in Germany will compete during the upcoming women's World Cup to determine which is the worthy successor to world-famous tipster Paul, organisers said on Monday. 'We are currently conducting different skills-training exercises with the octopuses in the hope that at least one of them can forecast as well as Paul,' said Britta Anlauf, spokesman for Sea Life Germany. In order to ensure a level playing field, each of the eight Sea Life centres in Germany, which is host to the June 26-July 17 women's competition, will have exactly the same eq...

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