Mani the Fortunetelling Parakeet Picks Netherlands in World Cup FinalS

Paul the Psychic Octopus has some competition—a 13-year-old Singaporean parakeet named Mani has picked the Netherlands to beat Spain in the World Cup championship game on Sunday. Mani was right about the quarterfinals and Spain beating Germany.

Mani's owner, an 80-year-old Indian fortuneteller named M. Muniyappan, who lives in Singapore, told the AP: "People usually want help picking the lottery numbers, or when to get married. Then gamblers started asking about the World Cup." Muniyappan said Mani's popularity has risen from about 10 visitors per day to 30, and people generally pay around $7 for him to predict their future.

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