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Achilles is not the first animal psychic to take on the experts. English-born Paul the Octopus, who lived in a German zoo, predicted the results of games involving the German national team since the Euro 2008 tournament. His accurate picks gained worldwide attention during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Of the 14 games asked to judge across the two tournaments, Paul only called the wrong winner twice. He predicted the victor in eight World Cup 2010 games, picking right every time. … [Read more...] about ‘Psychic Cat’ Has a Feline Russia Will Win World Cup Opener
Russia’s respected independent poll the Levada Center has another damning statistic for Putin. Only 48 percent of Russians felt he was trustworthy last month, dropping from 60 percent. The trend is identical when Russians were asked about their feelings on where their country is going. A steep decline from April and May, only 46 percent said Russia was going in the right direction. Meanwhile, 41 percent felt Russia was headed the wrong way. The last time all of these figures were so low was in 2013, when Putin was facing a wave of anti-government protests at home and a crisis of popularity that only the annexation of Crimea appeared to offset. Russia may be at the heart of the world’s biggest party, but it may be that the taste of fun the World Cup has brought has only papered over the cracks. … [Read more...] about The World Cup Is Over, but Has Vladimir Putin Come Out the Big Winner?
A survey released this week by Middle Eastern online recruitment site GulfTalent revealed that 92 percent of employees plan to watch at least part of the tournament. With a lot of the games happening during business hours, many hope to watch matches at the office or even ditch work. … [Read more...] about Arab Countries Will Essentially Shut Down For Two Months Because of the World Cup and Ramadan
One death occurred in the eastern city of Annecy, when a man jumped into a shallow canal and broke his neck, according to British newspaper Metro. The second death took place when a man in his 30s crashed his car into a tree in the country’s northern Oise region, the New York Daily News reported. … [Read more...] about Two Die in France During World Cup Celebrations