You could say that he is biased, after all he is named after Barca forward Lionel Messi, but an octopus named after one of the best footballers currently has predicted that FC Barcelona will win the upcoming el clasico at the Bernabeu. How did he reach this verdict, you ask? By picking a sardine in a glass bottle with the Barca crest as opposed to Real Madrid’s, but obviously. Ever since the famous Paul the Octopus from Germany died on October 26, 2010, the world has been missing a celphalopod with impressive clairvoyant powers. Messi, it appears, is ready to fill his shoes. It remains to be seen whether Messi, who is housed at the Sea Life Aquarium in the southern city of Benalmadena, can match Paul’s impressive record. We will have to wait till Saturday night to see that.
Source: Agence France Press; Image credit: Jorge Guerrero