Cameroon’s Coach Looks Exactly Like The Brain In “Pinky And The Brain”

Trying to take over the World. And failing.

1. This is Volker Finke, the manager of the Cameroon national soccer team.

This is Volker Finke, the manager of the Cameroon national soccer team.

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2. And this is the Brain, from “Pinky and the Brain”

And this is the Brain, from "Pinky and the Brain"

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3. They look exactly the same.

They look exactly the same.

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FIFA Clears Mexican Fans In Investigation Of Anti-Gay Chants At World Cup

FIFA says reported incident “is not considered insulting in this particular context.”

1. UPDATE — June 23, 5:00 p.m. ET

2. FIFA has cleared Mexico in an investigation of its country’s fans allegedly chanting homophobic slurs during their matches against Cameroon and Brazil, the New York Times reports.

FIFA has cleared Mexico in an investigation of its country's fans allegedly chanting homophobic slurs during their matches against Cameroon and Brazil, the New York Times reports.

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FIFA clears Mexico in case of homophobic chanting. No punishment.

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In clearing Mexico for homophobic chants, FIFA says incident “is not considered insulting in this particular context.”

5. FIFA opened the investigation last week after it was reported that Mexican supporters were heard chanting “puto,” which is slang for “fag,” “man-whore,” or “coward,” during the team’s first two World Cup games.

FIFA opened the investigation last week after it was reported that Mexican supporters were heard chanting “ puto ,” which is slang for “fag,” “man-whore,” or “coward,” during the team's first two World Cup games.

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6. FIFA says it “takes a firm, zero-tolerance stance against any form of discrimination and racism.” FIFA’s disciplinary committee said Sunday it was opening an investigation against German fans who wore blackface to Germany’s match vs. Ghana.

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Instagram user selma_slim, who attended the World Cup, uploaded the picture on Saturday with the caption: “So far I’ve counted 8 Germans in black face. Worst, people are lining up to take pictures with them. Poor form, #Germany. #racism #racists #worldcup”

8. ESPN said it would try to limit chanting being heard during its broadcast of Mexico’s final group stage match vs. Croatia on Monday.

ESPN said it would try to limit chanting being heard during its broadcast of Mexico's final group stage match vs. Croatia on Monday.

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9. UPDATE: Mexican fans are still chanting “puto” during the Mexico vs. Croatia match.

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Link25 (019) – The Tickle Bug Edition

It’s Friday again and you know what that means…25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web consolidated into one list for your viewing pleasure. From two of the most insanely energetic hamsters on Earth to some extremely amusing hurricane reporter fails, this week promises to not disappoint so get ready because this isLink25 (019) – The Tickle Bug Edition.

25. Picture of the Day: The View from Rhumsiki, Cameroon

This is the view from the tent of photographer Kyle Mijlof during his stay in the village of Rhumsiki, located in the Far North Province of Cameroon. Rhumsiki is located in the Mandara Mountains 55 km (34 mi) from Mokolo and 3 km (2 mi) from the […]

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19. Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Spotted atop the Jiutian International Plaza, a shopping mall in Zhuzhao, China, are four villas (still under construction) fully equipped with electricity and water. The images have been circulating online and people have been speculating whether they are legal dwellings and if the properties are for sale […]

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13. Celebrity Portraits Made Of Keyboard Keys

In the modern world we are constantly upgrading to the latest technology, and thus constantly disposing of our old and outdated devices. Keyboards are no exception to this rule, and the digital waste created by the millions of keyboards thrown out each year is astounding. Here’s a clever way one artist is re-using a few of those old keyboards, putting there keys to a new and […]

12. The Real Stories of the Silk Road

Often, photographers capture beauty of landscapes, of faces, of artistic expression, but more often than not, the stories behind the photos are not told. Randy Lin and Dimitry Levdanski are setting out to go beyond the two dimensions of photography. Their project titled “Silk Rail Road” is setting out to capture the incredible beauty and landscapes of the rail road that runs from Astana, Kazakhstan to Bejing, China that runs […]

11. Amazing Castles (38 pics)

10. Loudoun Castle Abandoned Theme Park

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8. The Ultimate Defense…A Puppy Fart

7. Why Bananas Go Bad Faster In The Refrigerator

by “go bad” you mean that the banana peel gets incredibly grotesque looking, then this is true. However, if you mean that the inside gets all mushy and […]

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Striking Images Of The Chadian Army Fighting Boko Haram In Nigeria

Chad says it has killed 207 members of Boko Haram in clashes this week. WARNING: Graphic images.

Chadian military clashed with Boko Haram in Nigeria this week after the governments of Niger, Cameroon, and Chad launched a military campaign to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.

A Chadian soldier poses for a picture at the front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru, February 26, 2015. Stringer / Reuters

Chadian soldiers rest near the front line in the war against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru, Nigeria, February 26, 2015. Picture taken February 26, 2015. Stringer / Reuters

Chadian soldiers push a military pickup truck to get it out of the sand near the front line in the war against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru, Nigeria, February 26, 2015. Stringer / Reuters

Chad’s army has claimed to have killed 207 Boko Haram fighters in clashes in Gambaru.

Gambaru, close to Nigeria-Cameroon border, has been a site of regular attacks from the insurgent group in the past several months.

One Chadian soldier was killed and at least nine were injured in battles this week.

Chadian soldiers stand in front of the body of a man they say was a Boko Haram fighter the Chadian military had killed in a battle on Feb. 26. Stringer / Reuters

Chadian soldiers drive to the front line during battle. Stringer / Reuters

The Chadian military told Reuters they took a Boko Haram fighter, nicknamed “The Butcher,” captive on a field base in Gambaru, along other men suspected of being Boko Haram fighters.

Some children of Boko Haram soldiers soldiers are reportedly in the hands of the Chadian military as well.

“The Butcher” in captivity with the Chadian military. Stringer / Reuters

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A prisoner suspected of being a member of insurgent group Boko Haram sits in the field base of Chadian soldiers in Gambaru. Stringer / Reuters

A boy, who the Chadian military say is the son of a Boko Haram fighter the Chadian military killed during battle, stands next to soldiers in Gambaru. Stringer / Reuters

The military also claimed to have seized two pick-up trucks, along with arms and ammunition, during warfare earlier this week.

Weapons belonging to insurgent group Boko Haram that Chadian military say they took during battle. Stringer / Reuters

A Chadian soldier peers into a burnt armoured vehicle, which the Chadian military say belonged to insurgent group Boko Haram, after the Chadians destroyed it during battle. Stringer / Reuters

The logo of insurgent group Boko Haram is seen on the cracked windshield of an armored vehicle which Chadian military say they destroyed in battle on Feb. 26. Stringer / Reuters

Chad, who is spearheading efforts to stop the spread of the insurgent group, first deployed troops last month as Boko Haram became an increasingly threatening prospect to Nigeria’s neighboring nations.

Chadian soldiers drive near the front line in the war against Boko Haram. Stringer / Reuters

Chadian soldiers on the front line. Stringer / Reuters

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Chadian soldiers cook food near the front line during battle. Stringer / Reuters

In January, the African Union authorized creating a regional force comprised of Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, which will also include Benin.

The African Union is now working to get a U.N. Security Council mandate for the military operation in Nigeria.

Chadian soldiers drive to the front line in the war against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru, Nigeria, February 26, 2015. Picture taken February 26, 2015. Stringer / Reuters

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