100 000

Sunday Times - - Travel -

The num­ber of cray­fish sent from China to Rus­sia for Chi­nese fans to eat dur­ing their visit to the Fifa World Cup 2018, ac­cord­ing to the South China Morn­ing Post.

As 100 000 Chi­nese fans are ex­pected to at­tend the tour­na­ment, that works out to one cray­fish per fan, as­sum­ing that fans from else­where don’t gob­ble them up first.

The pa­per also en­listed the pow­ers of an 11-year-old dog named Da­tou to pre­dict — us­ing treats — the over­all win­ner. Af­ter some hes­i­ta­tion, Da­tou chose Iceland.

In Rus­sia, it was a “psy­chic” cat named Achilles who pre­dicted that his home team would win the first match, which they did, beat­ing Saudi Ara­bia 5-0. Achilles, who does ver­min con­trol at St Peters­burg’s Her­mitage Mu­seum, picked var­i­ous win­ners in the 2017 Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup.

Pic­ture: 123rf.com/mimi­noshka

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