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Jul. 11th, 2010 @ 08:22 pm Superstitions
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From:merle_
Date:July 12th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
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The octopus thing is completely freakish. I wonder if they aired all of the results before the games or if they had a tank of 2^10 octopi, picked the one that happened to get things right, and then started promoting it. "Oh look, we have video of it having gotten things right in the past!"

Of course, superstitions are equally freakish.
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From:merle_
Date:July 13th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
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Guess what? According to DW German import television, they're retiring the octopus, now that it has an unbroken record.

*sigh*
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From:negativeneve
Date:July 13th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
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No, they were talking about his prediction for Spain to win before the finals began.
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From:merle_
Date:July 13th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I only saw the magic psychic octpous on the news for the last three matches and had never heard of it before then, so remain skeptical. It made the 12.5% cut which is long but not impossible odds.
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From:negativeneve
Date:July 13th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Me too. At least they've now retired him.
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