Ten animals that “predict” World Cup results

Ten animals that “predict” World Cup results

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Octopuses, elephants, cows, porcupines … in several countries, the idea that some animals can tell us in advance who will win World Cup matches has taken hold. But … how much do they really hit?

 

The cat Achilles has become the official oracle of Russia 2018. Thanks to his status as a mascot of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the feline has had the approval of the press. And since he is deaf, he is less stressed with the uproar that is generated around him. He predicted Russia's victory against Saudi Arabia. Point for Achilles, then.

The cat Achilles has become the official oracle of Russia 2018. Thanks to his status as a mascot of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the feline has had the approval of the press. And since he is deaf, he is less stressed with the uproar that is generated around him. He predicted Russia’s victory against Saudi Arabia. Point for Achilles, then.

 

In the Allwetterzoo in Münster the predictive powers are held by Tiger Fedor, who must overtake impatient humans who will win the World Cup matches in Russia. The only problem is that in the Germany-Mexico match, he ate the meat hidden in the box with the German flag. That is, he said that Germany won. And not. Mexico won. You failed, Fedor.

In the Allwetterzoo in Münster the predictive powers are held by Tiger Fedor, who must overtake impatient humans who will win the World Cup matches in Russia. The only problem is that in the Germany-Mexico match, he ate the meat hidden in the box with the German flag. That is, he said that Germany won. And not. Mexico won. You failed, Fedor.

 

The octopus Paul achieved planetary fame when, from his home at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, he had several results from the World Cup in South Africa. They proposed eight games and guessed the winners of all of them. After passing away on October 22, 2010, a statue was built in his honor and even in China, a movie was filmed: Who Killed Octopus Paul?

The octopus Paul achieved planetary fame when, from his home at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, he had several results from the World Cup in South Africa. They proposed eight games and guessed the winners of all of them. After passing away on October 22, 2010, a statue was built in his honor and even in China, a movie was filmed: Who Killed Octopus Paul?

 

Here we travel to the past, to the World Cup in South Africa 2010. The petty hippopotamus was chosen by the Chemnitz Zoo (Germany) to predict the winner of the match between Germany against Serbia. And of course, he chose Germany. The only thing is that that commitment was in the hands of Serbia by 0-1. A pity, until there came Petty's career.

Here we travel to the past, to the World Cup in South Africa 2010. The petty hippopotamus was chosen by the Chemnitz Zoo (Germany) to predict the winner of the match between Germany against Serbia. And of course, he chose Germany. The only thing is that that commitment was in the hands of Serbia by 0-1. A pity, until there came Petty’s career.

 

The Ferret otter, from the Aue Zoo, in Saxony, was the star when it came to guessing results at the 2012 Eurocup, played in Ukraine and Poland. We do not know how successful he was, but animal groups questioned German zoos for using Ferret and other animals in these tricks to amuse humans.

The Ferret otter, from the Aue Zoo, in Saxony, was the star when it came to guessing results at the 2012 Eurocup, played in Ukraine and Poland. We do not know how successful he was, but animal groups questioned German zoos for using Ferret and other animals in these tricks to amuse humans.

 

In the 2014 Brazil World Cup there was a shortage of oracle animals. One of the most outstanding was the armadillo Flitz, of the Chemnitz Zoo, in Saxony (Germany). Curiously, the official mascot of that tournament was Fuleco, an armadillo. So everything made sense.

In the 2014 Brazil World Cup there was a shortage of oracle animals. One of the most outstanding was the armadillo Flitz, of the Chemnitz Zoo, in Saxony (Germany). Curiously, the official mascot of that tournament was Fuleco, an armadillo. So everything made sense.

 

Near Degendorf, in the south of Germany, Yvonne cow spent her days with tranquility. Until at Euro 2012 they asked him about the matches. Specifically we see in the picture when it should determine who was left with the points in the Germany-Portugal game. He chose Portugal. You failed, Yvonne. Germany won 1-0.

Near Degendorf, in the south of Germany, Yvonne cow spent her days with tranquility. Until at Euro 2012 they asked him about the matches. Specifically we see in the picture when it should determine who was left with the points in the Germany-Portugal game. He chose Portugal. You failed, Yvonne. Germany won 1-0.

 

The Nelly elephant lives in the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen (Germany), where the capuchin monkey confiscated from Justin Bieber also lives. Well, there, among stars, the pachyderm was clear and accurate: he chose Mexico as the winner. Perhaps he played in his favor his experience as Nostradamus of Euro 2016, which was played in France. Well Nelly, we will be attentive to your new predictions.

The Nelly elephant lives in the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen (Germany), where the capuchin monkey confiscated from Justin Bieber also lives. Well, there, among stars, the pachyderm was clear and accurate: he chose Mexico as the winner. Perhaps he played in his favor his experience as Nostradamus of Euro 2016, which was played in France. Well Nelly, we will be attentive to your new predictions.

 

From the zoo of Lubbenau (Germany) to the world. Flocke penguin achieved some recognition by hitting a pair of forecasts during Euro 2016. But in the World Cup his powers vanished. For the Germany-Mexico game, Flocke said "draw". And not. How to forget that the game was won by the Americans 1-0. Yes, 1-0 A goal by Lozano in the first half. To the left.

From the zoo of Lubbenau (Germany) to the world. Flocke penguin achieved some recognition by hitting a pair of forecasts during Euro 2016. But in the World Cup his powers vanished. For the Germany-Mexico game, Flocke said “draw”. And not. How to forget that the game was won by the Americans 1-0. Yes, 1-0 A goal by Lozano in the first half. To the left.

 

The lion porcupine pointed half to half. Consulted by his caretakers of the Chemnitz Zoo about who would win the semi-final in South Africa 2010 between Germany and Spain, the animal did not hesitate a second and opted for the pear with the Spanish flag. And so it was: Germany fell by 0-1 in that match. Honors for Leon, then.

The lion porcupine pointed half to half. Consulted by his caretakers of the Chemnitz Zoo about who would win the semi-final in South Africa 2010 between Germany and Spain, the animal did not hesitate a second and opted for the pear with the Spanish flag. And so it was: Germany fell by 0-1 in that match. Honors for Leon, then.

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