Mani the Parakeet: Another Paul the Octopus? (Video)
Mani the Parakeet in Singapore Could be Another Paul the Oracle Octopus
He may not have as many predictions under his belt as Paul the Octopus in Germany, but Mani the parakeet in Singapore's 'Little India' has become something of a local celebrity due to his correct predictions of the World Cup so far. He picked all the right winners for the quarter-finals and the semi-finals and now he has picked the Netherlands to win the World Cup.
Mani is his astrologer owner's assistant and while the couple used to see about ten customers a day, due to Mani's growing popularity, they are now seeing hundreds an hour.
People are flocking to Mr. Muniyappan and Mani's roadside table to see if they are going to get lucky on their World Cup bets.
With the World Cup in its final stage, Mani is now literally the talk of the town - and many are going with its prediction of the Dutch team winning its first-ever World Cup title.
Let's just hope people do not want to make parakeet soup if Mani is wrong in his final prediction.