• Kyodo


An octopus has “predicted” how many medals Japanese athletes will scoop up at next month’s London Olympics at an event inspired by Paul, Germany’s famous fortunetelling octopus from the 2010 soccer World Cup.

At a department store in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, the octopus named Takotencho forecast Wednesday that Japan’s medal haul will come to 25, the same number it won at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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