Now a Parakeet tips Netherlands to win World Cup

Updated: Jul 09, 2010, 12:00 PM IST

Singapore: Paul, the Octopus, is not the only
creature predicting World Cup results.

A parakeet, long tailed parrot, named `Mani` has also
been forecasting match results.

Mani has become the talk of the town after predicting
that the Netherlands will lift the trophy.

The parrot, an `assistant` to a roadside astrologer, had
earlier predicted Spain-Germany semifinal and all the quarter-
final ties.

People are seeking Mani`s help to win bets on the World
Cup matches, according to a report by the Channel News Asia.

Muniyapan, Mani`s owner of Indian origin, said he was now
getting 10 customers in an hour compared to 10 on a regular
day due to growing popularity of his parrot.