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Eyes turn to Blackpool aquarium

Eyes turn to Blackpool aquarium

A 'psychic' octopus whose home is an aquarium in Blackpool is gaining recognition for his football predictions.

Ollie the octopus, cousin of Paul the 'psychic' octopus who predicted a number of Fifa World Cup outcomes, is gaining recognition for his own psychic feats.

The animal, whose home is an aquarium in Blackpool, has already made a number of accurate predictions while sitting in fish tanks.

Using the same method as the one made famous by cousin Paul, the octopus has now set himself up to predict results for the Blackpool football team, who are newcomers to the Premier League.

Both animals were born at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, but Paul headed overseas while Ollie made the journey north to Blackpool.

Head of Visit Blackpool Natalie Wyatt told BBC Sport: "It must be a family tradition. I knew Ollie had this ability because when we played Cardiff in the Championship play-off final at the end of last season, he predicted that we'd win."

Each of the octopus's predictions shall be made from his base in the fish tanks at Blackpool's Sea Life Centre.

Posted by Laura Hendley

 
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Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010, 12:00pm
 

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