Latest media darling octopus predicting the outcome of sports games

Here we go again, a “psychic” octopus chosing the winners of soccer/football matches:

‘Psychic’ octopus tips Barca to beat Real

Messi the ‘psychic’ octopus predicted on Monday that Barcelona will beat Real Madrid during the first ‘Clasico’ of the season this weekend.

The octopus, named after Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, forecast the win by choosing to eat a sardine from a glass bottle decorated with the Catalan side’s crest, instead of one from a bottle with Real’s crest, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the southern city of Benalmadena.

Source: Times of India

Yes, people really believe this stuff. NEVERMIND that there is NO MECHANISM in the THE UNIVERSE that could allow for such a thing. I’ll be generous and hope that the publicity is all in good fun and that people appreciate the awesomeness of cephalopoda, but that’s stretching.