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Anne Diamond | 10:35 UK time, Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I've always been well-known for my love of sport - not! But lately, I've taken an interest even in the World Cup, thanks to Paul the Octopus from Germany, who appears to be brilliant at predicting how his national team will do in the championship. Our sports reporter Graham McKechnie explained that Paul, who is in fact British by birth, makes his prediction by choosing between two boxes of prawns - and always chooses correctly. So far. Tonight, Germany plays Spain and controversially, Paul the Octopus has chosen Spain. Here he is:

Paul the Octopus

Isn't he lovely? To celebrate, we couldn't help playing The Beatles and "Octopus' Garden", which reminded me - it's Ringo's 70th birthday today. So I have Paul and Ringo together on the same blog!


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