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World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Twitter mining is becoming the next big thing in algorithmic trading; with sentiment analysis being used to try to qualify and quantify the emotional chatter around a particular market.

World Cup 2014 -- USA Ties Portugal 2-2: What Would Paul Have Done?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Paul was an English-born octopus who led a relatively sedate aquatic life in an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, until he became an instant worldwide celebrity when he started correctly and consecutively predicting the outcome of all of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches.

Psychic Turtle Predicts World Cup Win For Brazil

AP | Posted 06.10.2014 | Weird News

PRAIA DO FORTE, Brazil (AP) — The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from ...

Pip The 'Psychic' Goat Is A Fraud

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Weird News

A "psychic" goat is in a b-a-a-d way this morning after everyone realized he's a fraud and a liar. It would have been an act of sheer stupidity to...

This Dead Octopus Would Make A Better Investment Adviser Than Our Living Finance Reporter

Ben Hallman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Ben Hallman

I cover housing and finance for The Huffington Post. Yet on Nov. 21, 2007, I bought into the company identified more than any other with the subprime bubble and subsequent crash. I bought a $1,037 chunk of Countrywide Financial.

PARANORMAL PIG: This Pig Can Supposedly Pick The Winners Of Soccer Games

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News

WARSAW, Poland -- With a pig in Kiev, an elephant in Krakow and now, believe it or not, a ferret in Kharkiv, sports prognosticating has truly gone wil...

WATCH: Staten Island Monkey Will Predict GOP Primary Winner

Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

Former News Of The World editor Colin Myler wasn't the only big hire this week at The New York Daily News. The tabloid has also enlisted the help of a...

PHOTOS: Paul The Octopus Gets 6-Foot Memorial

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BERLIN -- Fans of Paul the Octopus can admire a memorial to the mollusk at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator. The Sea Life aq...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Miami may have James, Wade and Bosh, but Utah has Paul Millsap. He scored 46 points as the Jazz dumped the Heat in overtime in Miami.

Octopus Paul II: Successor To Paul The Octopus Revealed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — The successor to the World-Cup predicting Paul the Octopus is French. Seal Life aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says th...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Brett Favre is having a helluva year. He now has two fractures in his ankle. How long will it be before he really really retires?

Paul the Psychic Octopus Is Dead

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

R.I.P. Paul. It's not every day that an animal oddity garners the world's attention!

Paul The Octopus DEAD

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BERLIN — Sea Life Aquarium says that Paul the Octopus who gained worldwide fame with his perfect World Cup predictions has died. He was 2 1/2. Aq...

Paul The Octopus Hired By England For World Cup Bid

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — The octopus that achieved fame by predicting correctly the result of each of Germany's matches at this year's World Cup has switched al...

Madrid Zoo Attempts To Buy Paul The Octopus From Germany

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — The Madrid Zoo said Thursday that it has made an offer to buy Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predict...

Psychic Octopus Gets An iPhone App | About 9 Hours Ago Samuel Axon 16 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

You know that German octopus who successfully predicted all those World Cup games? He's back in the form of an iOS app that makes predictions about an...

Ahmadinejad Attacks Paul The Octopus

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Paul the Psychic Octopus became a superstar by accurately forecasting the results of eight consecutive World Cup matches. But while the tentacled orac...

PHOTOS: Psychic Animals -- A Cat That Predicted 50 Deaths, Dogs That Sense Seizures And More!

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We know that animals can be extremely intuitive creatures. Whether you think that snakes can sense impending natural disasters, or that a cat predicte...

GOING HOLLYWOOD: Paul The Octopus Hires Agent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul the Octopus may be enjoying his retirement, but he is hardly resting on his laurels. The magical mollusk, whose fantastic football forecasting ma...

Germany Rejects Spanish Bid To Buy Paul The Octopus

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Octopus oracle Paul's prescience wasn't needed to predict how this one would turn out: His aquarium in Germany on Friday gave a resound...

MILLIONAIRE OCTOPUS? World Cup Prophet Could Be Rich

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul the Octopus, the precious prophet whose prescient predictions proved unprecedented during the World Cup, could become a millionaire mollusk if he...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

As a reporter, I probably criticized George Steinbrenner more than any other personality, but he never held a grudge.

Michael Steele's Latest Big Idea: Hire Paul the Soccer Octopus

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Embattled G.O.P. chairman Michael Steele is reaching out to a slimy German political consultant to save his job and bring the Republicans victory in the fall: Paul, the soccer octopus.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Bob Sheppard passed away yesterday just three months shy of 100. In his first day as Yankees announcer in 1951, he called out the names Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.


Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul the Octopus, the mesmerizing mollusk whose supernatural skill at predicting World Cup outcomes earned him a global following, is set to retire fr...