tadi tengok berita kat tv3.. mase segmen sukan keluar lagi cite pasal tilikan si sotong nama Paul tuh.. boleh dikatakan sepanjang musim world cup kali ni, berita memang suka siarkan pasal sotong ni..
Paul, pandai ko carik publisiti yerr.. hehehe..glemer u ols!!~ tapi apa-apa pun, jgn lah sampai terlalu taksub sangat dengan encik sotong ni seolah-olah sotong ni tau segala-galanya mengenai keputusan perlawanan bola sepak disebabkan tilikan Paul ke atas match yang before ni semua menjadi kenyataan.. mungkin ini hanya kebetulan..yelah, sebab Paul hanya seekor sotong ..
diulangi; seekor SOTONG!!..
walaupun utk match akhir nnt Paul meramalkan Spain akan jadi juara tapi itu x semestinya betul.. mungkin Belanda yg menang.. who knows.. ;)
tapi kesian Paul,. disebabkan Argentina kalah kepada Germany hari tuh, ada yang sampai yang ugut nak amek Paul dari akuarium dia untuk dipanggang2 & diratah oleh peminat2 fanatik pasukan yang dah kalah & salahkan Paul atas kekalahan tuh.. ish3.. dgr kata skang ni sotong nama Paul ni mmg di bwh kawalan yg ketat spy xde org akan curik or apa2kan dia..
dowg ni pon, jgn lah meletakkan 100% punca kekalahan kat Paul. dia bukannya pemain bola sepak or referee yg trlibat dlm match tuh... && banyak lg sotong kat pasar tuh untuk wat lauk..
p/s: i like sambal sotong ;) tapi bukan sambal sotong paul si sotong kurita ni ye ;p
di bawah ini ada serba sedikit info mengenai sotong Paul a.k.a Paul the Octopus
|Paul the Octopus|
Paul the Octopus in his aquarium tank next to a football shoe marked with the German flag colors
Paul is presented with two boxes, each containing food, and each marked with the flag of a national team. He is reported to have chosen the box with the flag of the winning team in several of Germany's six Euro 2008 matches, and in each of their first six matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Paul was hatched from an egg at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, England, and is now kept in a tank at Sea Life Oberhausen, a commercial attraction in Germany. Paul's name was taken from the title of a poem by the German children's writer Boy Lornsen: Der Tintenfisch Paul Oktopus. According to Sea Life's entertainment director, Daniel Fey, Paul demonstrated his intelligence early in life:
"There was something about the way he looked at our visitors when they came close to the tank. It was so unusual, so we tried to find out what his special talents were."
The animal rights organisation PETA claimed that Paul's confinement causes him suffering, and that he should be set free, but Sea Life responded by stating that such a release would be dangerous for Paul, who is not accustomed to finding food for himself.
Plastic boxes with the flags, each containing a mussel
In the lead-up to Germany's international football matches, Paul is presented with two clear plastic boxes, each containing food: a mussel or an oyster. Each container is marked with the flag of a team, one the flag of Germany, and the other the flag of Germany's opponent. The flag on the box chosen by the octopus is interpreted as being the flag of the predicted winning country.UEFA Euro 2008 to correctly predict the outcome of 4 out of 6 of Germany's matches, but failed to predict their defeats to Croatia in the group stage and to Spain in the championship's final, although some later sources claim his success rate had been 80%. Paul's accurate predictions for the 2010 World Cup, broadcast live by German news channel NTV, have endowed him with celebrity status. Paul was used during
Although Shelagh Malham of Bangor University claims that Octopus vulgarisField Museum of Natural History in Chicago, there is no evidence that Paul has colour vision. Octopus vulgaris is equipped with sensitive taste receptor cells, and biologist Volker Miske, of the University of Greifswald, suggests that minor chemical differences on the surface of each box might account for Paul's decisions. can distinguish brightness, and are drawn to horizontal shapes, according to Janet Voight at the at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, there is no evidence that Paul has colour vision. Octopus vulgaris is equipped with sensitive taste receptor cells, and biologist Volker Miske, of the University of Greifswald, suggests that minor chemical differences on the surface of each box might account for Paul's decisions.
The octopus chose Germany as the winning team 10 out of 12 times, which is significantly different from a 50% chance of picking each box. If the exercise was biased in favor of picking Germany, then the octopus would have a better chance at success since Germany was the favorite in many of these matches, as exemplified by the FIFA World Rankings, where Spain was ranked higher than Germany and Germany was ranked higher than any other opponent from the predicted matches (including Croatia and Serbia).
2010 FIFA World Cup
Paul has predicted the winners of each of the six 2010 FIFA World Cup matches the German team has played so far, against Australia, Serbia Ghana, England, Argentina, and Spain. His prediction that Argentina would lose prompted Argentine chef Nicolas Bedorrou to post an Octopus recipe on Facebook. (which Germany lost),
There are always people who want to eat our octopus but he is not shy and we are here to protect him as well. He will survive.—Oliver Walenciak (Paul's keeper)
Paul correctly predicted the outcome of the semi final, by choosing the box marked with the Spanish flag. German supporters drew hope from his incorrect choice for the Germany versus Spain match in the UEFA Euro 2008, but this time they were disappointed The prediction led to death threats as German fans called for Paul to be cooked and eaten. In response, Spanish prime minister Jose Zapatero jokingly offered to send Paul official state protection, and the Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian called for Paul to be given safe haven in Spain.
p/s: Paul pon ada wat ramalan salah jugak..bukan semuanya tepat.. jadi, jangan taksub untuk percaya sangat.. nanti syirik jadinya pulak..