World Cup 2014 Fans’ Emotional Roller Coaster: The Agony and the Ecstasy

An England fan at a bar in London celebrates as Daniel Sturridge scores against Italy. (Reuters)

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Watching the Game

People watch the 2014 World Cup opening soccer match between Brazil and Croatia in Recife old town, Brazil, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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Those Crazy World Cup Soccer Fans

A Chile soccer fan poses for a photograph in his Chile flag glasses before the start of his team’s World Cup match with Australia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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World Cup Soccer Fans

A Brazil fan waits for the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

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Hoverboard in Real Life by Franky Zapata


Zapata Racing was created by Franky Zapata and became known a few summers ago for the incredible Flyboard. Extending on the idea of the fun summer gadget, the company has now introduced the first real life Hoverboard. While Doc Brown and Tony Hawk did not end up presenting the first real hoverboards, as unveiled here, the Zapata Racing Hoverboard might come as close to the real deal from Back To the Future, as currently possible.

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World Cup: Parties and Protests

A boy gets his head painted as part of a promotional event ahead of the World Cup at a saloon in Mumbai, India, June 9, 2014. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press)

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Urban Pole Dancing in Mexico

Pole dancers in Mexico have taken to the streets to celebrate their sport and show others the skills involved. The Pole Dance National Day celebration saw pole dancers gather in parks, outdoor gyms and on streets, using street lamps, sign posts and other objects to put on displays across Mexico City. Pole dancing, or Pole Fitness, is becoming an increasingly popular sport in Mexico, with many people seeing it as a means to improve their strength and fitness. The Urban Dance Pole day has now been running for four years and it aims to take away the sleazy stigma often attached to pole dancing.

A woman performs a pole dancing routine on a lamp post during the national day celebration of “Urban Pole” dance at a park in Mexico City June 8, 2014. (Photo by Tomas Bravo/Reuters)

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Keep on Pushin’ – A Skateboarding Short Movie by Ricki Bedenbaugh


Keep On Pushin’ by Ricki Bedenbaugh is part of REDirect, a celebration of skateboard filmmaking between and Showcasing twelve of the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, each filmmaker had 2 months to shoot and edit a short film about skateboarding.

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Lollygagger Longboard by Loll Designs

New from Loll Designs and Grow Anthology, the Lollygagger Longboard is an eco-friendly board for commuting. The stable design has a deck that’s half an inch thick and made of paper composite Richlite. Each side of the deck is striped and stamped with graphic text. The brightly colored wheels (Avila 3DM) measure 75mm and turn with ease thanks to the Gullwing 50° trucks, HDPE truck risers, and matching wheel cut outs. In classic Loll style, the design includes a bottle opener. $349 at GSelect

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Brazil Soccer Fan Tattoos

Tattoos are widely popular in Brazil, where the beach culture and tropical climate make it an ideal place to show off body art. Everybody under age 30 seems to have something etched into their bodies. Now with the World Cup just days away, soccer tattoos are everywhere.

In this May 17, 2014 photo, soccer fan Carlos Eduardo poses for a photo showing his Botafogo’s tattoos in Petropolis, Brazil. The Lone Star (Estrela Solitária) is currently present in Botafogo’s flag and crest. The Lone Star is one of the most important symbols of Botafogo’s football team. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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2014 Spring Sports High School All-Stars

Portraits of the All-Star high school athletes in volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field. All photos were taken at the Old Pueblo Trolley Motor Bus Division Headquarters.

Emily Robinson, of Ironwood Ridge High School, poses for a portrait in between two former San Tran busses from 1975 and 1989. The busses are located at the Old Pueblo Trolley Motor Bus Division Headquarters, 10 North Park Avenue. (Photo: Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star)

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Brazil ready for World Cup

It’s the tale of two World Cups. One will be played on the field. The other will be in the streets of a moody nation not yet convinced that hosting the event was worth the price paid. Even so, many across Brazil — and around the world —can’t wait for the games to begin.

In this Monday, June 2, 2014, a youth runs with a soccer ball in a small court in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The practical obstacles in accessing the Maracana stadium, located less than half a kilometer away, to watch World Cup games haven’t dampened the boys’ passion for what Brazilians call the “beautiful game.” (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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Parkour BMX Bike Stunts by Tim Knoll

Tim Knoll is a BMX riding visionary. He is the most creative, original and unconventional flatland rider in the game. Spotted at WHUDAT

Runbell: The Stylish, Courteous Way To Alert Runners

Urban Runbell

If you’re an urban runner then you know just how frustrating it can sometimes be when running along a crowded pathway, trying to dodge pedestrians who are unaware that you’re behind them and looking to pass.

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Parkour Running: “Bad Parkour” by WheezyWaiter


This is usually what happens right after someone watches a crazy parkour video on the internet then says, “Hold my beer, I got this.” Unfortunately it doesn’t involve any major face-plants or dislocated hips, it just looks funny.

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