So this headline has been doing the rounds:
Cure lots of jokes about how the Yanks don’t get football. So, let’s set the record straight. It is of course, a fully-intended joke, and more than that, an in-joke: it’s mimicing a famous headline from the past.
It stems from the Harvard-Yale…
A Chinese college student was able to memorize 67,890 digits of pi.
This sounds impossible, but 24-year-old Lu “The Human Calculator” Chao was able to accomplish this ridiculous feat back in 2006. He accomplished the deed in 24 hours and 4 seconds, as Guinness does not allow for any breaks longer than 15 seconds between numbers. What’s even scarier is that Lu intended to recite even more digits! He claims to have memorized 100,000 total digits and had meant to recite 91,300 of them, but…
Premature end to the Greek Cup Final after AEK fans stormed into the pitch to celebrate, getting into a fight with most Atromitos players (!) as well!
(match review in English)
Introducing the new Tumblr #football tag
If you’re looking to check out even more great posts about the beautiful game, make sure you check out the new #football tag. Some of your favorite tumblr footy fans are part of the editor group, so you know it’s going to be good.
This, the footysphere “Top 25 Tumblr Blogs about Football” is a personal list I’ve compiled whilst on my virtual travels through the tumblr community. It’s ordered alphabetically & I hope you find it useful in finding some great football blogs to follow here on tumblr.
A new football tumblr blog to share with you all. Yup it’s all about Pele and his passion for ‘heading together’ during photo shoots. This particular shot was taken in 2007 when Pele visited Bramall Lane as guest of honour for Sheffield FC’s 150th anniversary game against Inter Milan.
- Head on over to Pele “Let’s Head Together!” Photos to see more
Left of Black #31
w/ Karla FC Holloway
April 25, 2011
Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined by fellow Duke University Professor Karla FC Holloway, author the new book Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics (Duke University Press). Neal and Holloway discuss medical racism, the Tuskegee experiments and the new biography of Malcolm X.
→Karla FC Holloway is James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women’s Studies and African & African American Studies. Her research and teaching interests focus on African American cultural studies, bicultural studies, gender, ethics and law. Professor Holloway is the author of eight books, including Passed On: African-American Mourning Stories (2002), BookMarks—Reading in Black and White, A Memoir (2006) and the recent Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics.
Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.
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