Jack the Mystic Monkey

December 22nd, 2010 § 0 comments

There’s a new animal psychic on the scene, a cotton-top tamarin named Jack.

Jack lives at the Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium, in North Tyneside, UK and has been predicting the results of cricket and soccer matches. He’s on a winning streak right now having foretold the outcome of the last three Ashes Test matches.

With the passing of Paul the Psychic Octopus, the aquarium wondered if they had an oracle of their own who might carry on Paul’s legacy. Though they have an octopus, they chose to go with this little monkey instead.

They seem to have chosen right. So far at least.

Like Paul’s, Jack’s methods are straightforward. He’s presented with two dishes of food, each dish with a flag on it representing the teams at play.

If he eats from a bowl, that team is his pick to win. If he skips the snack, he’s calling it a draw. Apparently banana flavoured baby food is his medium of choice.

According to Anna Etchells from the Aquarium, if Jack manages to call the entire Ashes series, it would equate to odds of 243 to one.

Go Jack!!

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