Psychic predictions in sports have shifted into a wild turn with the continuing test of three prognosticating animals: a pig from Kiev, an elephant in Krakow, and a ferret in Kharkiv.
Exactly two years after Paul the Octopus has become popular for his eight consecutive correct predictions on the World Cup wins in South Africa, many aspirants to the throne appeared in Poland and Ukraine, the co-hosts for the European Championship.
It appears, though, that these contenders are still inferior to Paul.
“As far as we are concerned, none have the form of Paul the Octopus,”
Joe Crilly, spokesman for British bookmaker William Hill, stated. “And with so many to follow, there are undoubtedly going to be a few who get it wrong.”
People are certain that following the footsteps of Paul is a real challenge.
The sporting world mourned the death of Paul the Octopus, eight months after the 2010 World Cup. He lived at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Paul predicted the outcome of all seven matches of Germany at the tournament in South Africa; the eighth prediction was about Spain’s victory over Netherlands in the finals.
Paul accomplished his predictions by plucking a mussel from a plastic bag that bore a national flag.
In Euro 2012, the animal world still has some major animal representatives.
Citta is a 33-year-old female elephant from India. She lives in a zoo in Krakow and was chosen over a donkey, a parrot, and another elephant. Her early victory came when she predicted that Chelsea would win the Champions League title.
In Kiev, a pig that loves drinking beer will get the chance to make his first prediction before the tournament begins in Warsaw National Stadium. His name is Khryak.
Fred the ferret is the newest competitor and professionals are still observing him.
People are excited to know which animal is going to be the big winner.
“We will be keeping our eyes and ears open for any hint of a clairvoyant cat or telepathic trout,”
Mr. Crilly said.
Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/pig-ferret-elephant-predict-euro-2012-winners_n_1578114.html