By Chris Sheridan
KAUNAS, Lithuania — The Lithuanian news portal delfi.lt has a crab named Lazdeika (named after a legendary ancient Lithuanian wizard) in their office in Vilnius, and this is no ordinary crab.
Before each game Lithuania has played, the crab has correctly predicted the winner. So far, the crab is 8-0.
Here is how the crab prediction works: Two empty shells are set up on each side of the crab’s tank (it is the same size as a small fish tank).
The crab is then released from its home shell, and a light above the tank is turned on. Because the crab is sensitive to light, it runs and hides inside a nearby empty shell. A Lithuanian flag and a flag from that night’s opponent (tonight it is Macedonia) are placed atop the two empty shells, and the crab scampers inside one of them.
Click on the link below, and you will see that the crab is not enamored of the Macedonian’s chances tonight.