Paul the predicting octopus in action© Getty Images
Forget the SPI, Germans believe they have the secret of predicting the fate of their national team in the World Cup. Itâ€™s an octopus.
Paul, who was born in England but now lives in a zoo in Oberhausen, makes his selections by choosing between two boxes emblazed with the teamsâ€™ national flags, both filled with a tasty snack of â€¦ well, whatever octopus/octopi/octopuses love.
According to zoo officials, Paul accurately foresaw Germanyâ€™s loss to Serbia and today picked Germany to beat England in Sunday's second-round clash.
Sadly, the risk of indigestion means Paul is unable to offer a prediction service for games not featuring Germany.