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Above is Paul the Octopus – a “psychic” octopus that the Germans rely on to pick the winners of World Cup matches. (Supposedly during the 2008 European Championship, Paul correctly predicted 80 percent of all German games.) Well, looks like someone is trying to artificially pump up (or hoax) Spain’s fan base. They took a photo of Paul from his “psychic pick” for the Germany-Serbia World Cup match and Shopped Spain’s flag (well, most of it – they left off the crest) over Serbia’s.
Desperate Spain fakes World Cup octopus prediction [NBC Sports]
UPDATE 7/6/2010: At the big event today Paul wound up picking Spain! See fakers? You didn’t have to even bother! Doesn’t it feel better when it’s for real?