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World Cup of stupid: Oddities from Brazil

In one of the closest, most competitive tournaments in history, there were many contenders for the World Cup of Stupid.

Many contenders for strangest story of tournament

Pitbull, right, prevented the party from stopping during the opening ceremony of the World Cup. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press)

In one of the closest, most competitive tournaments in history, there were many contenders for the World Cup of Stupid. 

From coffee mugs to giant balls to possible rabies victims, the list for the title was long. But, in the end, we all won. Or lost. We’re not sure. It doesn’t really matter. 

That time Pitbull showed up

Things got really dumb, really early, thanks to Pitbull, some health greens, and a Giant Football that may or may not be planning world domination. 

This doesn’t quite look right

This was the best headline from the World Cup, insofar that it made absolutely no sense on several different, wonderful levels. 

The underpants incident

Before Neymar got horribly injured, he was maybe under investigation for wearing unsanctioned underpants during a match. If you’re wondering what that actually is, so are we. 

Ronaldo’s hair is about…something

Cristiano Ronaldo’s new haircut was either in tribute to a cancer-stricken child or not at all related to it.  His new new haircut though – wait, nevermind, I don’t care about this anymore. 

That guy who bit someone

Who was that guy? Did we report on this? I can’t remember

Barack Obama, England centre-back

Something about that coffee mug just doesn’t add up. 


Please check the option that best fits your feelings. If you have no feelings on the matter, consult a psychiatrist. 


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