Achilles, a deaf white cat who is the official animal soothsayer for the tournament, yesterday chose a bowl of food bearing the host's flag rather than that of Saudi Arabia, who Russia will face this evening.
The cat follows in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010 after predicting winners for that year's World Cup by choosing one out of two boxes containing food.
A colloquial description of an octopus is octo-pussy.
A colloquial description of a cat is (feline-) pussy.
But the above was/is NOT the only psychic animals for prediction of sporting outcomes.
In Malaysia we have a Tun-a-pussy. It or he knows EVERYTHING lah.
Japs love tuna, and Tun-a loves Japs
Star Online (06 Jan 2018) - Tuna sold for RM1.2 million in Japan:
The world’s largest fish market, one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist sites, is set to relocate later this year to clear the way for a road needed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Hiroshi Onodera, the president of LEOC Co. Ltd which owns the “Ginza Onodera” restaurant chain, paid 36.45 million yen (RM1.2mil) for a 405kg premium Pacific bluefin tuna – around 90,000 yen per kg (RM3,201). The price was just over half that of last year’s winning bid of 72 million yen (RM2.5mil) and well below the record 155 million yen (RM5.5mil) paid in 2013.
Love the way Japs think BIG. I wonder whether all that wealth came from Malaysia where our nation had to pay off ballooning debts from the borrowing done previously by "a leader" in his profligate years?