Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the zoo, the relentless psychic animals trend continues… after the sudden international fame and subsequent death of Paul the Octopus, who psychically predicted the results of several World Cup matches (I’m still waiting for the VH1 special on his rollercoaster life), and the rise of countless imitators, the craze for psychic animals appeared to die down. Perhaps it was too soon after Paul’s demise. But then… the SuperBowl hit. And, as you might have guessed, it was time to once again flog the psychic horse, or in this case, elephant:
NBC Off the Bench reports:
With the tragic death of Paul the Octopus due to old age (he will be missed/was delicious), which animal will be the next great sports prognosticator? The folks at the Dallas Zoo are betting on Jenny the elephant, whom they assigned to pick the winner of the Super Bowl. Jenny was presented with two watermelons painted in Steelers and Packers team colors, and as you can probably see in the photo, wasted little time stomping on Pittsburgh. Of course, Jenny is a female elephant, and the Steelers feature Ben Roethlisberger. You do the math.
What do you think—time to give the psychic animals routine a rest?