• A  hailed ‘psychic’ Japanese octopus that reportedly correctly predicted the outcomes of all three of Japan’s World Cup games so far has been chopped up and eaten 
  • Rabiot, a giant Pacific octopus caught off the port of Obira in the Japanese island of Hokkaido before FIFA, become a national phenomenon after it correctly “predicted” that Japan would win against Colombia, draw with Senegal and a loss to Poland

A “psychic” octopus that correctly predicted the results of all three of Japan’s soccer World Cup group stage games was chopped up and then sent to the market, just as the knockout stages of the tournament get underway, according to Japanese media.

Rabiot, a giant Pacific octopus caught off the port of Obira in the Japanese island of Hokkaido before FIFA, became a national phenomenon after it correctly “predicted” that Japan would win against Colombia, draw with Senegal and a loss to Poland.

Its method involved being placed into a pool with three baskets of food representing Japan winning, Japan’s opponent winning and a draw. Whichever it swam toward first became its prediction.

According to Time, Kimio Abe, the fisherman who had caught Rabiot, had decided that his business was more important than keeping the “psychic” octopus alive.

The octopus’ fans blamed the mollusk’s fate for Japan’s exit from the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.

Rabiot is not the first octopus to predict results correctly.

Sources :

IB Times, Time, Twitter