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The World Cup is over, but the tournament’s spirit still lingers. Surely you remember hearing about Paul, the psychic octopus who lives in an aquarium in Germany. If not, a quick run-down: Paul successfully predicted how his home country would fare in each game, including Germany’s loss to Spain in the semifinal. (Yeah, the Germans weren’t so happy about that one.) Capitalizing on Paul’s newfound fame, the people over at uTouchLabs released a new iPhone app called “Ask the Octopus.” Yup, for 99 cents you can tap into Paul’s psychic powers. Well, sort of. You input two potential answers, and a cartoon octopus will choose one for you, just like Paul chose each soccer victor. (I’m starting to believe there really is an app for everything.)
Apparently this is what’s been missing all my life. This morning I couldn’t decide between heels and flats. Turns out, I just needed to ask the octopus. And today at lunch I couldn’t decide between a sandwich or quesadilla. Should have asked the octopus. What do you think, PopWatchers? Would you pay for this app? Or is it too ridiculous? And how would you use a psychic octopus in your life?