Thursday, June 22, 2006

World Cup prediction

It turns out that we don't have to wonder who's going to win the World Cup, after all—Nostradamus figured it all out for us. In 1555. Even though football as we know it wasn't invented until 1848 (see Football on Wikipedia). Impressive. Here's how it went down:
Nostradamus wrote that the Spanish king and his army will cross over the Pyrenees at the end of the sixth month of the sixth year. The king will win the battle with Beelzebub on the fields of Central Europe, and the army will return the Holy Grail to Spain. The journalists interpreted the prediction in the following way. “The Spanish king and his army” is the national Spanish football team and its coach Luis Aragones. “The fields of Central Europe” are the football stadiums in Germany, and “the Holy Grail” is the World Cup, of course. (
What journalists developed this, um, interesting interpretation? Spanish journalists, of course. My favorite part of the article: "Nostradamus could be wrong with his prediction because football is an unpredictable game." Oh, so that's why it might be wrong!


Anonymous daniel said...

If Spain wins the World Cup this year, look for hell to freeze over shortly afterwards.

8:43 AM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger medvegonok said...

Nostradamus? And what Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code’s author) is going to say about such interpretation of The Holy Grail? :)
Nostradamus vs. Dan Brown

3:03 AM, June 29, 2006  

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