Why don't we borrow Paul the Octopus baba from Germany for a few days each year and ask him to predict the monsoons , harvest, GDP growth, World Cup cricket and of course the results of the Next General elections?
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Why borrow? Germany will soon put it on auction inviting global tenders. It is natural that the Germans will never like thidea of keeping the octopus Paul in Germany, which predicted against its owncountry by domicile (by birth, Paul is British ), eating all those mussels it was fed all these years by the loving and caring Germans.Being a global tender, th competitio is going to be really tough and the stake can be prohibitive. But it is no problem, we can approach the BrettonWood sisters (IMF and World Bank) or our own Asian Development Bank in Manila. And the investment will be a prudent and judicious decision. We can wind up the MET Dept, because all weather predictions will be made by the Octopus. ISRO can consult Paul in adavance whether the rocket with communication satellites abroad, will reach the expected orbit or will it nose dive into the Bay of Bengal. If it is the latter, then ISRO can abandon that project, saving millions.The Election Commission can be sent packing as Pau