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David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

By Mike Fossum March 24, 2014

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the …

Can The U.S. Advance To 2nd Round Of FIFA World Cup? Can The U.S. Advance To 2nd Round Of FIFA World Cup?
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The U.S team will face tough competition in the first round of the 2014 World Cup. The team wound up in the ‘group of death‘, comprising of Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Soccer analysts say it would be a big accomplishment …

World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed
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The draw for the 2014 World Cup pots will happen on Friday in Brazil, the host country for the event. However, in a press conference which demonstrates once again why Americans aren’t in love with the most popular sport in …

World Cup: USA Defeats Panama, Gives Mexico a Hand World Cup: USA Defeats Panama, Gives Mexico a Hand

England, Spain, Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are celebrating spots in the 2104 World Cup in Brazil. They’ll join Belgium, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland at the finals next year, while Croatia, Sweden, Romania, Iceland, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, France await their play-off draws. …

Zidane Headbutt Statue Moved to Qatar Zidane Headbutt Statue Moved to Qatar

The Qatar Museum Authority has decided to buy a 16-foot tall statue of Zinedine Zidane infamously headbutting Marco Materazzi, for an untold sum. Qatar, which is the tentative site of the 2022 World Cup, had moved the “ode to defeat” …

Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil
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A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the …

Helmut Haller Dies: German World Cup Footballer Helmut Haller Dies: German World Cup Footballer

For those who are into classic football history, or have been watching the World Cup since the 1960s, I am sure you are aware of who Helmut Haller was. Haller was a well-known German footballer who unfortunately passed away this …

Sex Trafficking Is Big Business, Even In the US Sex Trafficking Is Big Business, Even In the US

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” – The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of …

Japan/USA Final Brings Out Facebook’s Ugly Side Japan/USA Final Brings Out Facebook’s Ugly Side
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Social media, because of things like this, every time I think I can’t quit you, something like this shows up and I’m disgusted with myself for even being associated with the applicable platform. Now, I’m not talking about screw ups …

Marketing Lessons From The World Cup
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IMB_2010FIFAWorldCupLogo Now that the Round of 16 is over and we are down to the final 8 teams that will be playing in the Quarterfinals of the World Cup – most of the marketing that has accompanied the games has been p

Twitter Breaks its Tweets Per Second Record a Week After Setting it
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Last week, Twitter announced that it had broken a record for tweets per second (3,085), courtesy of the Lakers beating the Celtics in the NBA Championship. Now they have already topped this a week later.

Today, Twitter announced the new record of 3,283 tweets per second, this time coming as a result of Japan’s 3-1 victory over Denmark in the World Cup. These tweets came in as the final whistle was blown in the game.

Spammers Exploiting World Cup to Target Attacks

Symantec has released its June 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report, which looks at the recent increase in scams containing FIFA World Cup-related messages. The World Cup is being used to target unsuspecting users, and that is expected to increase as the event goes on.

Lakers Win Over Celtics Gets Twitter Record Tweets Per Second
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Twitter announced today that it achieved a record 3,085 tweets per second last night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA Championship.

Google Shares New Discoveries Related to World Cup Search Activity
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Last week, as the world got ready for the World Cup, Google looked at search activity around the event. The company broke out its Insights for Search tool, along with some other internal sources to provide the data it shared.

Symantec Urges World Cup Fans to Use Caution on Facebook and Twitter

Security firm Symantec has announced that during the World Cup it expects social media activity to spike dramatically, and predicts a concurrent rise in fraudulent activity on the web in general, and social networks in particular.

Facebook’s Guide to the World Cup
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Facebook has posted the Facebook Guide to the World Cup, which shows soccer/football fans how to get the most out of the World Cup experience on the social network. "Facebook is helping football fans make the World Cup a more social experience, a Facebook representative tells WebProNews. "Fans around the world can take part in the World Cup action by joining the more than 2.5 million Facebook users who have liked and supported their favorite teams on the Goal! Leaderboard."

Google Looks at World Cup Search Activity

Google broke out its Insights for Search tool (as well as some other internal sources) to paint a picture of search activity related to the 2010 World Cup.

The World Cup’s 30 days of soccer began on Friday, and there will no doubt be plenty more related searching in the coming weeks. Google Consumer Operations Strategist Jaime Forman-Lau says: