Malaysians go crazy for Paul!

What were Malaysians searching for on during the last two weeks of the 2010 World Cup? World champions Spain, semifinalists Germany and World Cup songs, for sure. But the number one searched term from July 5-12 was not a winning team or star player, but a British-born physic aquarium dweller at Sea Life in Oberhausen, Germany who just happened to go 8 for 8 in his World Cup predictions.

Top 10 Most Searched for Players
  1. David Villa (Spain)
  2. Fernando Torres (Spain)
  3. Ronaldinho (Brazil)
  4. Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
  5. Robin van Persie (Holland)
  6. Miroslav Klose (Germany)
  7. Iker Casillas (Spain)
  8. Kaka (Brazil)
  9. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  10. Lukas Podolski (Germany)
Top 10 Searches for Paul the octopus Paul the physic octopus was not only the most searched term in the country during the last two weeks of the World Cup, Malaysians also looked up the many-tentacled oracle using a variety of keywords, some colourful Malaysian spelling and getting Paul mixed up with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s yacht, The Octopus.
  1. Sotong World Cup
  2. World Cup octopus
  3. Octopus Paul Allen
  4. Paul the octopus
  5. Sotong
  6. Paul sotong
  7. 'Octupus' world cup
  8. Sotong kurita
  9. Squid World Cup
  10. World Cup 'octupos'
This is truly hilarious was what Jana Ponnudurai (Emerald Communications) promised.

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