Shark Reef Aquarium’s Giant Pacific Octopus Predicts
Croatia to Win Soccer’s International Championship Final
Sunday, July 15
It’s official. The Giant Pacific Octopus at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay reentered the world of sports predictions earlier this morning when he picked Croatia to defeat France in Sunday morning’s international soccer final.
The unnamed, one-year-old male octopus weighs an estimated 20 pounds and has tentacles roughly three feet long. The octopus selected between two 8” x 8” acrylic boxes, both containing his daily breakfast meal, placed inside his tank. Each box was labeled with one of the competing country’s flags. After 42 minutes of intense deliberation, the octopus’ prediction disagrees with the MGM Resorts Sports Books as they have France as the slight favorite as of Friday morning.
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