IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: SHOWN HERE WITH THE LOVELY MRS. AHMADINEJAD IN THE OFFICIAL STATE PHOTO. OBVIOUSLY, AGAINST “PROPAGANDA AND SUPERSTITION”
Who wins in a battle of wits between Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the now-famous World Cup predicting Paul The Octopus. Let’s put it this way, Paul The Octopus appears to remain undefeated.
Ahmadinejad decried Paul (who resides at a zoo in Germany) for representing everything that’s wrong with western society and spreading “propaganda and superstition.” Ahmadinejad also claimed the octopus is a sign of decadence and decay among Iran’s “enemies.”
Paul went 8/8 in World Cup soccer predictions this year, thus leading to claims of his being a “psychic octopus.” The odds of picking 8 straight winners is roughly 256/1.
PAUL THE OCTOPUS: PRESCIENT PICKING CEPHALOPOD