Skooter report 05/04/11
Remember Paul the oracle octopus who rose to fame by correctly predicting the outcome of eight successive matches at last year’s soccer World Cup in Waka-Waka South Africa? Following his 'footsteps' a rare two-headed tortoise named Magdalena will try to replicate the success of Paul the octopus. She has embarked on a new career in predicting results at the upcoming ice hockey World Championship in Slovakia.
Magdalena's first attempt was predicting hosts Slovakia would beat outsiders Slovenia in the championship's opening match on Friday. Magdalena was born in the northern Slovak town of Zilina in March with the genetic defect of having two heads, Magdalena makes the picks by moving around a small-scale model of an ice hockey rink.
Magdalena’s owner Roman Gresak, said he would not force Magdalena to predict all the results. The tortoise will forecast selected matches and the next event will be Norway versus Sweden.
Slovakia will host the 75th edition of the tournament in the capital Bratislava and the eastern own of Kosice, with 16 teams competing in the April 29-May 15 event.