But for my personal Nostradamus, I prefer the open-endedness of the Magic 8 Ball or a horoscope. German soccer fans are a different sort entirely. They use an octopus named Paul. In my opinion, that's just weird, but he's at least as accurate as a weather-rock (and maybe a meteorologist, too), as he knew Spain would beat Germany in the World Cup yesterday.
The difference is that weather-rocks and meteorologists don't usually receive death threats for unpopular predictions. Check this out: Poor Paul!