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Paul the Octopus’ final picks

By now you've surely heard that an octopus is the greatest gambling tool in the world.

A day before the third-place match and two days before the World Cup final, Paul the Octopus has made his selections. It's unclear if he can change his mind between now and the first kick. Here are Paul's picks:

For the winner of the third-place match:

Think this octopus craze is a bit much? Going out to buy an octopus of your own? Do you think his picks are correct for both matches?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Octopus is good when it is prepared as tako su and sushi/sashimi.

    I also had an octopus stew at a Turkish restaurant and it was delicious.

  2. i love it! we should have him vote kings premiers and presidents in as well… make the octopus and Oracle like the god ol days!

    anyone got a witch that needs burning BTW?

  3. Well, if the octopus is a fraud, then whoever it is that is placing flags on the right side box needs to quit working at the aquarium and start his/her own gambling website.

  4. I notices this punk pics the Box in the right every times. these Frauds know what they are doing and are getting your attention and alot of money off this crap lol. I’m still going with Holland.

  5. Paul should of done an octopus’s equivalent to taking a dive while making this selection to illustrate what it will be like to watch these teams play each other.

  6. True on these picks, but this has not been the case on all of his picks. For example, he slid past Argentina’s box to pick Germany and switched boxes to pick Spain over Germany. Yes, I do have a gambling problem, thank you.

  7. Well, my bracket had France going to the semi-final, so the psychic cephalopod system has to be at least as reliable as whatever logic compelled me to make that pick.

  8. Well, assuming randomness, there is a 50% chance he would pick the same flag twice, so I doubt there’s a while lot you can really read into that.


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