From the movie blurb
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS tells the official and exclusive story of the world's most beloved and scorned cephalopod, whose remarkable string of eight correct 'predictions' during the 2010 Soccer World Cup made him a worldwide superstar. Whether Paul is an honest-to-goodness 21st century oracle, or a tentacled sham, remains a hotly debated topic. What is certain, though, is that Paul's unmatched string of correct predictions has affected us, made us dream, and impacted popular culture. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS is a biopic of tentacular proportions--one that explores celebrity mania at its most outrageous, the science of probabilities, and the possibility of higher powers.The movie also includes a discussion about Bayes theorem and math of predictions from Professor David Spiegelhalter.
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Analytics professionals will cringe when they read about octopus predictions, but for comparison, here is 2010 World Cup prediction from Bayes Forecast which had Brazil beating Spain in the final.
What actually happened was Spain beat the Netherlands in the final, as 'predicted' by Paul the Psychic Octopus.