Parrot Mani predicts Holland to beat Spain in World Cup final

The eight-legged oracle octopus, Paul, may have achieved celebrity status in Europe but there’s another animal wonder that has stumped logic and football pundits by correctly picking out the four semifinalists. Mani the parakeet (or parrot as we know them in India) is an astrologer’s assistant in Singapore’s Little India and has become quite the … More Parrot Mani predicts Holland to beat Spain in World Cup final

Paul the ‘Psychic’ world cup octopus dead : Aquarium

Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year’s football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died, his aquarium in Germany said on Tuesday. “Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who achieved global renown during … More Paul the ‘Psychic’ world cup octopus dead : Aquarium

Afghanistan: Once Whipped By Taliban, Girl Makes Mark As Soccer Star

Six years ago, Shamila Kohestani of Afghanistan threw off her burqa and ran as fast as she could to escape a Taliban militiaman who was whipping her because she was not wearing it properly. Today, Kohestani has another reason to run — she’s the captain of Afghanistan’s national women’s soccer team. Shamila Kohestani says she … More Afghanistan: Once Whipped By Taliban, Girl Makes Mark As Soccer Star