✩ Want You To Know: “fewer matches than the Olympics”

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World Cup Fail Whale Fear at Twitter.

From the article

it consists of fewer matches than the Olympics

Does Fast Company understand how most Olympic events work? Sprinting matches? Javelin matches? Synchronised swimming matches?

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Worth Pondering


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Image via Mashable

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Grow your own neuron.

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