Psychic Pets: can your pet predict the World Cup results?

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Jim Fortune : Django doesn't want anybody to lose.

Steve Mould : Django is a good boy

Myrmidon : Has anyone heard of this scam? I love it because it's actually pretty clever. A nefarious person has a list of say 100,000 email addresses. They email all 100,000 of them claiming to be able to predict the results of sports matches with a sophisticated algorithm/psychic octopus. Knowing people are unlikely to believe them they offer some predictions as a gesture of good will. 50,000 of the people are sent a prediction that Team A will win the upcoming sports match while the other 50,000 are sent a prediction that Team B will will. When the results come in and it turns out Team B won the match than the people who were sent the prediction that Team A won are removed from the mailing list. I think you know where I'm going with this. The remaining people are then split into two groups again and sent contrary predictions. After 10 iterations of this there are only 100 or so people left on the mailing list but from the point of view of these 100 people this email has been able to predict the winner without fail for the last 10 sports matches. They are then charged a exorbitant fee for the predictions for the next 10 matches which they happily pay as they expect to make back their money 10 fold betting on these matches.

Jim Fortune : So if a reptile eats a country's bug, does that mean the country won or lost?

Kasper Guldmann : I like your shirt. Is there any significance to the symbol?

Rasmus Skovborg : I guess you could call him... Django Untrained, featuring Matt Parker and Leonardo DiCaprio

Dick Johnson : My pet rock is up for the challenge

svsguru2000 : Django doesn't have a leash. I guess you could call him... Django Unleashed.

NIMPAK1 : You could always just use a three-sided coin :P

P equals NP squared : Yay! A new vid!!! Oh. Its about football. :(

Jako1987 : Now I got a good reason to get a dog

Someone Different : I like The Law of Truly Large Numbers! I always tell people about it when they say they've experienced something extraordinary. It kinda ruins it for them. But it's worth it :p

Sean Grand : Matt, I can help translate your website in Russian. How do i contact you?

Random Internet User : It would be funny if the website was created using Django.

Yuval Nehemia : Getting donations is a good idea, but I think that if you'd have Psychic Pets merch you might raise even more. I mean like, that's a hella cool project, surely you can get a t-shirt design out of it.

Ameto : I have to say I find it will be really hard to get traction on this because it's so close to the event start. It's a really neat idea so I hope it works out somehow.

Jan-Hendrik Hoffeld : Maybe im wrong but is there something off with your football? I thought they were made entirely out of hexagons?!

DJ Syntic : My prediction (about the pets, not the games) is that while there may be one pet that can predict all the games, what we really need to do is find out if pets engage in group think predictions. That is to say if 3000 pets all predicted one game, if pets in general are not psychic and do not engage in group think think we would expect about 1000 would say one team would win, 1000 would say the other team, and 1000 would say a draw. If on the other hand pets engage in group think AND are NOT psychic, then we would expect those numbers to be skewed towards one result or another, just not necessarily the correct answer. Lastly if the numbers are constantly skewed toward the correct answer this tells us that pets in general are psychic, but it doesn't tell us if they engage in group think as they might all just be being correct independently.

Paul Kramer : I can translate the website to German for you. Tell me if I can do anything to help!

JBunny 26 : What about a pet python that I keep in in my computer called IDLE?

KD Money : Parker Pets, or Parker Owners?

Grzegorz Cichosz : how many triangles were there on the carpet? how thick is a three side coin? i need responses... but pets are cute too though :כ

James Valentine : Sounds interesting, the only problem is we have a cat who is an a*****le. Our best bet would be to each wear a flag and see who gets bitten or scratched first.

atrumluminarium : Your shiny head was distracting Django

Jan Klitzke : Whoever registered the dust mite Maggie... I applaud your humor.

MIMIK : Django, named after Python library

Cellkist : Happy dog runs a scam

Sobsz : "badger (stuffed)"

Tobias Glück : What if I have more than one pet? Can I add it with a different account?

Alistair Shaw : That octopus got 100% right

Taha Ansari CT : I'm Moroccan I have a camel does it count?

MIMIK : Just brilliant! Essentially: "Yeah, that's stupid, there you go, I have 1000 fish and about 30 of them are psychic! Let's make a tour with my 30 psychic fish around the world of news!"

sharev : Oh gosh. It is a requisite to be bald, in order to have the most entertaining videos about Maths and Science.

Xplain it! : Bwoof.

TheSpacePirate : Hello Matt. First of all it's an awesome project, so I'd love to volonteer in checking up people's videos. Secondly, I'm French and I'd also love to help translate your website if you don't already have French translators. Lastly, I do think Bruce Benamran from the channel e-penser could be interested in your endavor. You might know him already, he's quite big on the French Youtube science communication scene. Of course I can't speak for him, but that's the kind of project I'd see him being interested in. Thanks for all you do, and cheers. The Space Pirate.

Melody Williams : I'm not a science/math communicator, but I am from Russia and can connect (possibly) you with someone who'll do this stuff. And I can translate, too!!

TheMasterMind : On the website are a bear, a stuffed badger and a dust mite...

Michael Name : I don't have a pet. Can i write some code or something? Maybe in something cute and adorable like VBA?

sachinsurya007 : Paul was a real psychic 😡😡😡

IIARROWS : Let's see if we found the one who predicts for Italy.

Parrot-hD : I don't really like soccer but i do like math, and i have a bird who likes crackers. Guess I'll give this a try.

Koppa Dasao : Fillebikkje! 😜

Andrew : Sorry Django...you're not psychic...

Smart Guy : I should place bets based on these "psychic" pets and get some $$$

Christy K : Mistake in description: Huge thanks to Steve FOR, not or bringing Django

Quinn Roberts : Did we get an answer for the rug problem or did I wholly miss it?

Toby McKay : Has anyone ever told Matt that you should never work with children or animals? Also, recently got his book and loving it!

Mahissimo : No pet in the world could predict England winning the World Cup. I'm sorry, but we have to draw a line here.

Ratzou2 : I'd be up for French translation if you want

Extrascript662 : 10:30 at night and watching maths. Dope.