Picking England wins

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Otto the Octopus predicts Euro 2016 England group games at SEA LIFE Manchester Picture: Jason Lock

Otto the Octopus predicts Euro 2016 England group games at SEA LIFE Manchester
Picture: Jason Lock

Do you remember Paul the octopus in Germany who predicted all the German results?  SEA LIFE Manchester has followed the “tradition” by employing the talents of Otto to predict how England would do in this year’s Euros.

The answer is that Otto has predicted wins for England over its first three opponents, Russia, Wales and Slovakia.

How did it do so?

Three LEGO® blocks, one with the English flag, one a draw and another with the Russian flag, were placed in front of Otto so she could use her tentacles to wrap around the one she wanted to predict as the result. There was no indecisiveness on Otto’s part as she wrapped herself around the Russian LEGO® block to show the predictions for the victorious team.

Only when England play Russia tonight will we know whether Otto is a worthy successor to Paul.

Meanwhile SEA LIFE Manchester will be hoping that Otto’s prowess will attract more visitors to the aquarium. The more wins, the greater the amount of interest in Otto and the more visitors. But if Otto fails…

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