The 2018 World Cup had everyone making predictions about who would win the championship. But while some fans based their guesses on athletes’ stats, others turned to more unusual means of prediction, like psychic animals. The following animals are revered for their metaphysical abilities to predict everything from sports outcomes to election winners. While not all of these animal oracles get it right 100 percent of the time, their cuteness makes up for it! Can you believe that Marcus the mystic micropig has an almost 100 percent accuracy rate?
Paul The Octopus Correctly Predicted All Of Germany’s Matches At The 2010 World Cup
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Paul was a common octopus who successfully predicted the results of association football matches throughout his life. But it wasn’t until he accurately predicted who would win the 2010 World Cup that he became known as an animal oracle.
Paul’s psychic career began during the 2008 UEFA Tournament when he was tasked with predicting how Germany would fare in their international football matches. The octopus oracle was presented two boxes each marked with a flag from the opposing team. Paul would select a winner by opening their box. While his accuracy rate in 2008 was around 85 percent, in the 2010 World Cup, he chose the winning team in all seven of Germany’s matches! Sadly, he passed away the same year but he is still remembered for his psychic abilities.