Two weeks ago, many football fans could have predicted that Germany would win the World Cup. Magician Dynamo, however, went the extra mile with his tournament prophecies.
A fortnight ago on Sky Sports News, the English illusionist handed a sealed envelope to host Rob Wotton. On Monday morning, he returned to the studio to reveal its mystical contents.
The closely guarded package contained an audio recording, which starts off by correctly predicting that either Neymar, Messi or Ronaldo would leave the tournament with a back injury.
It goes on to predict that a Latin American team would face a European one in the final. When Wotton points out that he could have figured this out on his World Cup wallchart, Dynamo encourages them to listen on to his revelation that the youngest player on the pitch (Mario Goetze) would score the winner in the 113th minute.
He then signs of "Auf Wiedersehen," which suggests he knew the winning team would be Germany.
There are several plausible explanations for the trick (he switched the envelopes; the CD player isn't actually playing the CD from the envelope; he has acquired Biff Tannen's Gray's Sports Almanac) but it is certainly well executed.
While you mull over Dynamo's powers, watch him confuse some Manchester Utd players...
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