Germany’s cross-eyed possum predicts top Oscar winnersFebruary 24th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): After Paul the Octopus, who predicted the World Cup results, now comes a cross-eyed possum in Germany that predicts the top Academy Awards winners.
Heidi the possum gives her verdict of the winners by sniffing and touching fake Oscar statuettes that have pictures of squinty-eyed actors pinned on them, the Daily Mail reported.
Each day she is released in a pen where the statuettes are, and whichever statue she touches with her paw first signifies the winner in that category.
So far she has picked ‘Black Swan’ star Natalie Portman to take home the Best Actress award.
Heidi, who is believed to be two-and-a-half-years-old, was abandoned outside an animal shelter in North Carolina in the United States with her sister Naira, and has been living at Leipzig Zoo in Germany since May last year.
The zoo thinks her eye condition could have been caused by her diet before she was abandoned, or because she is overweight, leading to fat deposits behind her eyes.
Heidi, who will be picking Oscar winners on Jimmy Kimmel’s US chat show all week, already has thousands of followers on her Facebook page. (ANI)
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