World Cup Wall Chart Calendar

Inside the Pakistani Factory that Makes World Cup Soccer Balls

An employee uses hot air as she sticks outer panels on a soccer ball inside the soccer ball factory that produces official match balls for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in Sialkot, Punjab province May 16, 2014. It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet. Last year he finally got his chance – but only 33 days to make it happen. (Photo by Sara Farid/Reuters)

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The Armless Bodybuilder

Meet Barbie Thomas the incredible armless female body builder who is inspiring America. The 37-year-old lost both her arms during a horrific electrical accident as a toddler – but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her bodybuilding dream. Barbie says she can do anything an average person can do – except she uses her feet. That includes brushing her teeth, making dinner, taking milk out of the fridge, texting, shopping, putting on makeup and even driving.

The competitive mother-of-two was given an emotional standing ovation by competitors and spectators at the NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship, South Carolina. She said: “I’d say to anyone, you can do whatever you put your mind to. The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself. Everyone has limitations and handicaps in some way or another – mine are more visible than yours maybe”.

Barbie Thomas has incredible strength. (Photo by Incredible Features/Barcroft Media)

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Meet the New Electric Skateboard You Can Control With Your Phone

Marbel-The-Lightest-Electric-Skateboard-In-The-World-5The Marbel Board was designed to be lightweight, fast, and easy to use. The entire Marbel electric skateboard weighs in at a record setting 9.9 pounds. Lighter than any electric vehicle in the world. It has enough power to go 20 MPH uphill, will take you 10 real world miles per charge, and all of the electronics and batteries are completely integrated into the carbon fiber / kevlar deck. On top of that, it connects with your smartphone to fully customize your riding style and even control the throttle of your board.

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2014 World Cup Wallchart by Elliott Quince

As well as all the usual schedules, venues and fixtures, this illustrated wall chart by Elliott Quince also looks back at some of the more memorable moments from past World Cup tournaments.

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ESPN Brazil Football World Cup 2014 Poster Series by Cristiano Siqueira


heck out the footballers- your poster guys in the enthusiastic avatar right through in the collection of ESPN Brazil football World Cup 2014 poster series by Cristiano Siqueira.

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Naked Ping Pong Session at Bounce in London

This weekend, Bounce, the home of ping-pong hosted the world’s first naked ping-pong tournament in their stunning private room.

The private room – known as the Jaques room – hosts groups of 35 – 100 people. Not only do they get three ping pong tables to battle it out across, they also have their very own bar, a state of the art integrated Karaoke system, UV lighting (should you want to have a go at glow in the dark pong), a ipod docking station connected to the private room’s huge surround system so you can be your own DG and of course, a wireless presentation kit with an LCD screen.

Photos: Jack Taylor / Barcroft Media

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Soccer Match in Rio de Janeiro’s Slum

People take part in a soccer match held at the Tavares Bastos slum in Rio de Janeiro, May 18, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. (Photo: Reuters)

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Pregnant Fitness Fanatic

“Mum-to-be Meghan Leatherman, 33, was pumping iron the day she went into labour. As well as going to the gym four times a week, Meghan, from Arizona, continued to walk her dog for three miles a day and go on a four-mile hike through the mountains every week. But far from doing herself or her first baby damage, Meghan, a marketing and communications consultant, insists they’re both healthier for it and her pregnancy was actually easier.

Now she is settling in to life as a mum after giving birth to 6 lb, 11 oz daughter, Florence Germaine, on May 3. But she expects to be back at the gym again in just three weeks”. – Barcroft Media. Photos: Meghan Umphres Leatherman, 9 months pregnant and dilated to 1cm seen lifting a heavy weight at her home town gym in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photos by Dave Cruz/Barcroft Media)

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Skiing in Skivvies

A skier crashes during the Bikini & Board Shorts Downhill at Crystal Mountain, a ski resort near Enumclaw, Washington April 19, 2014. Skiers and snowboarders competed for a chance to win one of four season’s passes. (Photo by David Ryder/Reuters)

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Game Golf | Performance Monitoring System

GAME GOLF is a small wearable system designed to seamlessly capture and display your golf game in a comprehensive, dynamic interface with stats, trends and information you can actually use. GAME GOLF captures real game data from the rounds you play, not your shots on the range. You will learn what you’re really doing on the course and quickly see where you can improve. All of your round data is displayed shot-by-shot, hole-by-hole over satellite imagery of the course.

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The Kitewing is a wing-shaped kite. Due to its shape, it’s often simply called “the wing.” You can use Kitewing with your skis, snowboard, mountainboard, skates or in-line skates. Users often report that it’s like an exciting combination of kite surfing and wind surfing.

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Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon

A fancy dress runner during the Flora London Marathon in London, England on April 13, 2003. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa

Riders compete in the final stage of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 March 2014. The multi day stage race is know as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking and sees 1,200 riders riding 720km in seven days. The race includes the worlds leading professional racers along with amateur cyclists. (Photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

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Floating Skate Ramp

Professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist had his own designers join “Visit California” for four days to build this ramp “floating” above Lake Tahoe.

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