Only a fish could see this com­ing

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

A “psy­chic” fish in In­dia on Novem­ber 8 picked Don­ald Trump as the next pres­i­dent of the United States, hours be­fore Amer­i­cans head to the polls.

Chanakya II, a flow­er­horn ci­ch­lid fish, was given three chances to pick be­tween two float­ing sticks bear­ing a photo of Repub­li­can Trump or his Demo­cratic chal­lenger Hil­lary Clin­ton.

The crea­ture, which has a bul­bous fore­head that re­sem­bles the ex­trav­a­gant coif­fure of the real es­tate mogul, swam to­wards Trump all three times.

Chanakya II’s first of­fi­cial pre­dic­tion sees him join the swelling menagerie of sooth­say­ing an­i­mals.

His pre­de­ces­sor, Chanakya I, was fa­mous for ac­cu­rately fore­cast­ing win­ners in foot­ball and cricket matches, his own­ers at the Chennai-based NGO In­dian Com­mu­nity Wel­fare Or­gan­i­sa­tion said.

There have been nu­mer­ous “psy­chic” an­i­mals since Ger­many’s foot­ball or­a­cle, Paul the Oc­to­pus, suc­cess­fully tipped the win­ner of eight-straight matches dur­ing the 2010 World Cup.

All eyes were on the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion as a di­vi­sive 511-day cam­paign came to an end with a pop­ulist prop­erty ty­coon poised to en­ter the White House. Most American and in­ter­na­tional ex­perts re­main shocked.

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