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He’s octopast

So who’ll win the World Cup?

india Updated: Jul 07, 2010 21:42 IST

So who’ll win the World Cup?

Hmm, let me ask Hardeep the Body Louse.

I’m sorry?

Surely you didn’t think that Paul Oktopus was the only psychic creature around?

You mean there are critters other than Paul the Octopus who can predict match results?

Yup. And Paul can only predict what will happen in games that Germany plays. Hardeep can predict anything.

Oh, how is that possible?

Hardeep, unlike the two-year-old Paul, wasn’t born in Weymouth, England. Paul lives in an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Just imagine how confused a German born in England would feel! Hardeep, a Jat from Haryana is brutally objective, without any biases whatsoever.

So was he looking into the future ten minutes ago when he was scurrying across the menu of this Japanese restaurant?

Yes, indeed. And that prediction has just come true. Waiter, is this the takoyaki we had ordered?

Er, what’s takoyaki?

It’s Japanese dumpling made of baby octopus. As Hardeep had predicted, we’re having Paul for dinner!

Do say: You two-legged suckers!

Don’t say: Paul, will Argentina still win the World Cup?