To his credit, he did one thing most sham psychics fail at, predictive accuracy. He correctly “predicted” the outcome of 8 out of 8 games in the 2010 World Cup. I mean, not bad for a little cephalopod. Sure it was just a string of 50/50 chance occurrences, but hey, John Edwards didn’t predict all 8 games. Nor did Sylvia Browne or Alison Dubois. Let’s face it. Paul smoked ’em all.
But of course the main reason I liked Paul was that he demonstrated quite well how idiotic all this psychic nonsense really is.
Here’s to you, Paul, the greatest psychic fraud of all time.
- Paul, the Psychic World Cup Octopus, is Dead (towleroad.com)
- “Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Dead” and related posts (whoateallthepies.tv)
- A Sheep’s Homage to Paul the Octopus (pamil-visions.net)