Rosie's World CupIt’s too bad that South Africa had its worst loss in the World Cup (CBC Sports) on the day of its national holiday. Here’s why it’s their national holiday. (ESPN).

You know it’s bad when the vultures are dying … Bookies are killing endangered vultures in South Africa and smoking their brains. Even hey haven’t gotten around to killing Maradona and smoking his brains … well, when they’re out of vultures, they’ll start with the turkeys. (Scientific American)

Oh yeah. Some would call it ‘ambush marketing … I just call it skirt chasing … FIFA officials removed 36 mini-skirted women from one of the World Cup stadiums before a game between Holland and Denmark because they violated the dress code of one of the event’s supporters. (The Guardian).