Thursday, 8 July 2010

Germany Defeated and Paul The Octopus

Germany was defeated by Spain 1-0 in the semi finals early this morning. So sad. I really hope they can go to final, but it's just not their luck this time. They played very well previously and don't know what happened today. Is it that they are way too confident they're going to win? I've heard my friends said the game was not as good as when they trashed England and Argentina. So what's wrong?? I couldn't think about it. Have lots of other things to think about. So I ended up my world cup madness until semi final only. We shall meet again in 2014.

For both Holland and Spain, the best of luck!

So who's famous now in Google and Yahoo search? Paul The Octopus. At first when I saw few of my friends commented in facebook about octopus, I was blur and lost. What's the connection between this octopus and world cup anyway? So I have googled it and found this.

Aha! So the octopus had predicted Spain will win the game with Germany. It was right. It also predict that Argentina loss to Germany the other day. So it did it again! Damn! I hate the octopus!! News said, Paul, a brilliant German octopus.. so how come it chooses Spain againts it's own country?? It should be sent out of Germany for sure, if I'm the Prime Minister.

The funny thing is, how everyone loves the octo when it predict Spain will win and how the Germany fans hated it until they want to chooped it, cooked it (sambal - Malaysian food), grilled it, sushied it.. fried, barbequed and the list go on. So next 4 years, we don't have to choose our fave team. Just let the octo chooses who will go to final.. fullstop. Everybody's happy.

Here's some news about Paul The Octopus:
Germany's 'Octopus oracle' keeps perfect record

BERLIN (AFP) - – It won't come as much of a consolation to heartbroken German fans, but at least Paul, Germany's now world-famous "Octopus oracle", has maintained his perfect record.

The "psychic" creature has correctly predicted all six of Germany's World Cup games and, amid excruciating drama broadcast live on national television on Tuesday, plumped for Spain, causing anguish up and down the country.

And the eight-legged soccer soothsayer was spot on Wednesday, as Carles Puyol's semi-final header shattered Germany's dreams of winning their fourth World Cup.

Two plastic boxes, one with a German flag and one with a Spanish, were lowered into Paul's tank at an aquarium in western Germany, each with a tasty morsel of food inside.

The box which Paul opens first is adjudged to be his predicted winner.

But with classic fickleness, German fans turned against their beloved octopus after he forecast a Spanish win.

According to "Der Western" daily paper, there have been "a host of comments on Facebook, Twitter ... suggesting Paul should be fried, barbequed or turned into a seafood salad or paella."

"Others wanted to throw him into the shark tank," the paper reported on its website.

And on Berlin's "fan-mile", some sections of the crowd also turned against their former hero. Anti-octopus songs were sung.

Yes, another world cup madness!!
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