Thursday, July 08, 2010

Paul The Octopus

Like everyone else I have been impressed by the uncanny predictions of "Paul the octopus" who has managed to correctly predict every single Germany game at the World Cup so far. As pundits go he is certainly more charismatic than Alan Shearer. However:

Bookmaker William Hill is so impressed by Paul's predictive powers that it was offering even odds that he will pick the winner of the final on Sunday, between Spain and Holland.

So William Hill are offering even odds on an event with two possible outcomes, that doesn't really sound to me as though they are impressed.


Anonymous said...

Kalamares will be the German nations' favorite dish this week.

Death to all Octopie!

Chuckles said...

Shades of, 'The Lottery is a tax on people who can't do maths?'

Ross said...

Anon- Argentinian papers were already suggesting ways of eating Paul the Octopus after their exit.

Chuckles- yeah it's the same principle.