Funny & Weird News

So I know it’s been almost two weeks since I said I’d be back, but still nothing new’s gone up.  I’m sorry!!  But seriously, it’s hard to write new stuff while working a full-time job, searching for a different full-time job, doing online classes, commuting for 3 hours a day, researching for two blogs, reading as much as possible, and having crazy friends who plan a million things.

So while I am working on a few good posts, I’ll just put this one up for now.  It’s all the funny and interesting stories I’ve come across in the last week or so. Enjoy!

12 Sports That Would Be Wildly Popular If People Knew They Existed (The Huffington Post)

Fan brings loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter to stadium to make sandwiches during Man City-CSKA match (The Dirty Tackle)

10 Weirdest Sports You’ve Probably Never Heard of (Huffington Post)

Russian futsal player punches referee in the face after being shown a red card – video (Metro UK)

Irish Premier League star live tweeted botched burglary and it’s hilarious (Independant)

Here’s Wayne Rooney and Ed Sheeran singing Robbie William’s “Angels”:

And the most hilarious corner kick I’ve seen in a while:


Turkish fans are crazy!!

It seems that Turkish fans are serious about their soccer.

Last week were the finals for the Turkish Süper Lig. From what I understand, their scoring works the same way as the English Premiere League: there is no final between the first and second place team, the winner is the one who has the most points at the end.

Second-place Bursapor was one point behind Fenerbahçe. Since Bursapor faced last year’s champions, Beşkitaş, Fenerbahçe was expected to win their 18th league title.

Some 50,000 Fenerbahçe fans filled the Şükrü Saraçoğlu stadium. Most weren’t focused on the actual game, just waiting to celebrate their imminent win.

At 90 minutes, the game was tied, and the ref announced 4 extra minutes. Fenerbahçe played offensively, attacking the goal.

Two minutes into the extra time, the announcer shouted that Bursapor had tied their game, and Fenerbahçe was the league winner. Fenerbahçe stopped attacking, and finished the game tied 1-1.

When the match ended, fans took advantage of having no barricades and streamed onto the pitch to celebrate, carrying players around on their shoulders.

A few minutes later, the announcer came back on to apologize for his mistake, saying, “The Bursapor vs. Beşkitaş game in fact finished 2-1. Bursapor are the champions.”

Fans stood in shocked silence, and the players walked ran off the pitch.

After a short silence, fans went crazy. They began to break seats and set fire to the stands. Riot police came in and drove back the fans with tear gas, while fire trucks drove onto the pitch to put out the fires.

Turkey is obviously a place that takes it’s soccer very seriously. As far as I know, there were no injuries.

Well, now you know not to piss off a Turk. They go crazy!!


Argentina’s such a diva

In what I feel is one of the funniest stories to come out of the World Cup so far, the list of demands made by Argentina to the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Center, where they will be staying for the duration of the cup, has been made public. And wow, what a list!!

Included in these demands were:

  • ten hot dishes a day, as well as 14 different salads for every meal
  • three different pasta sauces for every meal and at least three desserts
  • braai once every three days
  • ice cream available all day
  • six playstations for the players to use
  • all the rooms to be painted white

On top of those crazy demands (14 salads, really??), the sinks and toilets in the two washrooms reserved for Maradona had to be replaced. The bidet that has been installed includes a heated seat.  Yes, you read right: a heated seat. Diva much, Maradona??

Other teams had much simpler, less crazy demands.

  • Brazil requested lots of coffee and cookies, and no chocolate, as well that the pool be heated to 32°C
  • Slovakians have asked for two table tennis tables and an electronic dartboard
  • North Koreans have asked for Korean rice with all meals and the exclusive use of an entire floor of the hotel
  • The Italians are bringing their own gym equipment, as well as their own pasta
  • The Mexicans are bringing their own priest

It’s almost like J.Lo and Brangelina are staying there, not athletes!! Oh, well, I guess everyone needs somewhere to unwind and relax during the crazy, stressful month that is the World Cup. Still, 14 salads??