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  1. Science

    Science Finally Proves That Lumberjacking Is More Manly Than Sports

    It seems the popular association between testosterone, the hormone associated with masculinity, and competition, may be overstated. Scientists studying an isolated population in Bolivia found that men engaged in competitive sports got a measurably lower boost in testosterone than those who chopped down trees, a non-competitive activity.

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  2. Weird

    Man Plays Soccer for 90 Minutes Without Realizing There’s a Bullet Lodged in His Skull

    A Bosnian man played a full soccer match with a 9mm bullet in his head this past weekend, and only discovered it when complaining about a headache. While some soccer players are masters of making dramatic flops, he managed to make getting shot in the head one of the least dramatic injuries on record. And he only let up one goal, too.

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  3. Entertainment

    We’ve Found Will Smith’s Weakness! Watch The Fresh Prince Be Bad At Soccer!

    Yesterday we celebrated Will Smith and his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion on The Graham Norton Show, so it's only fair to share this video of him absolutely failing at soccer. His son Jaden takes a crack at it too, and although he doesn't score, he clearly shows up his old man. The announcer even calls out Will, saying his kick was worse than Diana Ross's attempt. Sick burn.

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  4. Gaming

    We Love Playing Games, But Why Do Humans Play At All?

      Here at Geekosystem we love games. Video games, board games, card games, really any way we can assert our dominance over each other here at headquarters. We haven't thought much about what makes a game, but thankfully Vsauce has. Their new video looks at what separates games from other forms of entertainment and challenges, and they even explain why soccer is football and football is soccer.

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  5. Tech

    SOCCKET Power-Generating Soccer Ball Gets a Kickstarter to Expand Distribution

    SOCCKET is one of the neater ideas in green energy I've been following lately. A durable soccer ball that houses a small generator, SOCCKET gets charged up when kids play with it -- just 30 minutes of getting kicked around provides enough juice to power the included LED lamp for up to three hours. The project has been tested, revamped and improved in communities around the developing world, and as of this week, they're trying to boost their ability to produce the power-generating playthings with a Kickstarter that's worth at least your attention -- and probably a little bit of your money, too.

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  6. Weird

    Watch Kids Play “Flaming Fireball” A.K.A. Soccer with a Flaming Coconut [Video]

    Soccer (or football, if you prefer) a global pastime. It only makes sense that, over time, different parts of the world come up with different variations on the game, whether in the form of a new set of rules or maybe -- why the hell are those kids kicking a flaming coconut?!

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  7. Weird

    Toddler Has Serious Soccer Skills, Gets a Professional Contract [Video]

    Cue Mr. Show references: After this video of a one-and-a-half-year-old named Baerke van der Meij expertly kicking balls into a toybox went viral on YouTube last week, Dutch football club Venlose Voetbal Vereniging (VVV) offered him a "symbolic" professional contract. (As a younger lad -- though not that much younger -- his grandfather had played in the VVV as well.) The VVV made the following statement on the subject: "The toddler's favourite position has not yet been determined. However, we can speak of a right-footed player with a very good kicking technique, perseverance and, importantly: football genes via his grandfather." (via TDW)

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  8. Weird

    Psychic Octopus Predicts German World Cup Results

    We're not sure where to begin with this one. So the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium in Germany has an octopus named Paul. When they want to know if Germany will win a football game, they lower a couple of flag festooned boxes with mussels in them into his tank. Then they see which one he eats out of first. Actually, the thing that made us really angry about this one is that Psychic Paul doesn't alliterate, but apparently in German it does. So. From the BBC:
    Paul has so far correctly predicted all of Germany's results in South Africa. His keepers say he correctly predicted 80% of Germany's results during the 2008 European Championship.
    I just... I... Hrg.

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  9. Entertainment

    18 Awesome 2010 World Cup Promotions

    The 2010 World Cup officially begins this morning, with Mexico's match against South Africa kicking off at 10:00am EDT. But the road to the tournament has been long: Not only have the players been going through rigorous training and conditioning for months, but teams, countries, and companies have held some pretty out-there promotions, encompassing tech, design, and adorable soccer-playing animals. After the jump, 18 of the 2010 World Cup's coolest promotions:

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  10. Entertainment

    Google’s Nifty World Cup Easter Egg

    The 2010 FIFA World Cup doesn't officially kick off until Friday, June 11th, but it looks like Google is already ramping up for the games. If you search for the phrase 'world cup' on Google, in addition to returning a schedule of upcoming mascots and a notice as to which teams are playing in which groups, the usual "Goooooooooogle" at the bottom of the page is replaced with a more soccer-friendly "Gooooooooooal!" But 'World cup' isn't the only search that reveals this small Easter egg:

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