n Without Prejudice - Clouds of ink to catch endless number of suckers : not the law reports
|Article Title||Clouds of ink to catch endless number of suckers : not the law reports|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
Ombud for Financial Service Providers v Predictopus
Foss-Harbottle J : By far the worst legacy of the last Soccer World Cup is the notion that an octopus can predict the future. Despite the early demise of the German octopus that was said to predict the outcome of soccer matches (probably from embarrassment) others, like the respondent in this case, have purported to be soothsayers. You may have heard the poem by Don Marquis "the octopus's secret wish / is not to be a formal fish / he dreams that sometime he may grow / another set of legs or so / and be a Broadway music show."
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