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Piggy in the
middle of
World Cup
T HE World Cup has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions so far for some people, but I don’t follow it very much.
However, what I did follow in the 2010 World Cup was Paul the Octopus – the famous psychic from under the sea. Paul was said to correctly predict the outcome of eight World Cup matches by placing his body on top of a little box with a flag on the side in his tank.
Paul also had a song written about him – however he sadly later died the same year as he made all his predictions.
But fear not, if this year you have been hoping for an animal psychic to predict the World Cup results, then meet Marcus the mystic micro-pig from Derbyshire.
His owners say he has “powers” which means he can correctly predict who will reach the semi-finals and, unfortunately, England was not one of the sides he selected.
His owner realised he had the powers when he lay down apples in
Student journalist Ellie Colton has found the World Cup to be a whole lot more exciting since she heard about Marcus the Pig from just down the road in Derbyshire
a circle, each with a country’s flag in front, and the four he left were said to be likely to be victorious.
According to Marcus - Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay would all be succeeding this year.
When the BBC asked what makes him mystical, his breeder said: “Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they're gifted with special powers, so maybe that's where it comes from.”
Well that sounds plausible enough for me!
If, like me, you don’t much care for the World Cup, then please at least go and web search for mystic Marcus and find the image of him in his little sorcerer’s outfit, it is so cute!
This is not the first time the pig has head the headlines though, in 2016 he wrongly predicted the outcome of a key Derby County and Hull City match... but maybe he has been practicing and his World Cup predicting powers will be 100%.
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