Dirk Nowitzki Soccer Flop (Video)

Dirk Nowitzki played a charity soccer match in Germany on Sunday. The Dallas Mavericks star somehow managed to earn a penalty kick for this funny dive flop:

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German Grocery Store Music Video Supergeil Will Have You Asking WTF?

German Grocery Store Music Video Will Have You Asking WTF?

German musician and entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein stars in this hilariously weird commercial-music video for Germany’s largest grocery store chain EDEKA.

The catchy video, titled Supergeil, has gone viral in the English speaking web with over the weekend, and has already amassed over 900,000 hits

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Germany’s Christoph Kramer Can’t Remember The World Cup Final After Getting Knocked Out

Kramer suffered a head injury against Argentina and attempted to keep playing.

1. Germany’s Cristoph Kramer was knocked out after this nasty collision during the 14th minute of the World Cup Final vs. Argentina. He stayed in the game, but in the 32nd minute, Kramer fell to the ground again and needed to be helped off the field.

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Germany’s Christoph Kramer leaves the field in a daze after suffering a head injury vs. Argentina.

3. The 23-year-old midfielder told German paper Die Welt he “can’t really remember much of the game.”

“I don’t know anything at all about the first half. I thought later that I left the game immediately after the tackle. I have no idea how I got to the changing rooms. I don’t know anything else. In my head, the game starts from the second half.”

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4. The blow to Kramer on Sunday is one of several scary head injuries that occurred during the World Cup.

The blow to Kramer on Sunday is one of several scary head injuries that occurred during the World Cup.

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5. Argentina’s Javier Mascherano collided with Netherlands’ Georginio Wijnaldum during the teams’ semifinal match. He initially staggered off the field, but came back in.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=XpsUYw9xuyI.

6. Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereirra was knocked unconscious vs. England, but re-entered the game a minute later.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zdb-6L_ozXQ.

7. FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, has called on FIFA to ”conduct a thorough investigation into its own competition concussion protocol.

FIFPro, the World Footballers' Association, has called on FIFA to '' conduct a thorough investigation into its own competition concussion protocol. "

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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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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/fifa-clears-mexican-fans-in-investigation-of-anti-gay-chants

Scotland See The Funny Side Of Germany’s Devastating Defeat Of Brazil

#naeborra.

1. So Brazil suffered the biggest World Cup semi-final defeat in history at the hands of Germany on Tuesday.

So Brazil suffered the biggest World Cup semi-final defeat in history at the hands of Germany on Tuesday.

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2. The hosts were thrashed 7-1.

The hosts were thrashed 7-1 .

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3. Everyone in Brazil was pretty upset.

Everyone in Brazil was pretty upset.

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4. Devastated, really.

Devastated, really.

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5. Germany were just unstoppable.

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6. Brazil had no answer to Joachim Loew’s side, and every team in the world must dread the prospect of playing Germany in this form.

Brazil had no answer to Joachim Loew's side, and every team in the world must dread the prospect of playing Germany in this form.

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7. Apart from Scotland.

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Just a quick reminder that our first #EURO2016 qualifier is vs #GER in Dortmund in September. Good. #naeborra

8. #naeborra.

#naeborra.

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The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

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Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to the ‘strongest artificially generated tornado in the world’ according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However the purpose of the 34.4 meter high (112.86 ft) may surprise you. See below to learn why.

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The architecture of the Mercedes-Benz Museum (designed by UNStudio) placed particular demands on construction planners, architects and engineers with regard to smoke elimination. The provisions of the approving authority and fire protection regulations require all areas outside the fire level to be smoke-free in the event of smoke emission.
 
However, due to the open-plan structure of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the various exhibition areas are connected to each other without any fire zones via an interior courtyard and ramps. From the perspective of smoke elimination this presented a challenging task that could not be implemented through conventional fluid mechanics.

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It was necessary to take a new approach, and so a globally unique smoke elimination system was developed especially for the Mercedes-Benz Museum. In the event of fire, 144 outlets located along the core walls inject air into the interior courtyard of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. This generates an artificial tornado, and the smoke collected is then discharged into the outside air via a smoke elimination ventilator located in the upper part of the building.

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This procedure uses the principle of the tornado force, which has a devastating effect under natural conditions, to create a controlled life-saving form of fluid mechanics that opens up new architectural possibilities.

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At once the world’s most cutting-edge museum and a repository of the most deep-rooted traditions, the Mercedes-Benz Museum combines an elegant appearance with a unique structure based on a double helix. All aspects of this architecture are in flow, with no closed rooms or straight walls. Ceilings span 33 metres without any supports whatsoever and each of the 1800 triangular window panes is unique.

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There are no right-angles in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. All walls and ceilings, ramps and columns are arched or turn in on themselves, gently flowing into one another. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.

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Sources

The Mercedes-Benz Museum: Official website
AutoBlog: Mercedes-Benz Museum contains world record artificial tornado
UNStudio Architects
Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog

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World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium at Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin

The Radisson Blu Hotel In Berlin, Germany may look like just another luxury hotel, however once you enter it, you will be blown away by the enormous 82-feet high aquarium in the heart of the hotel’s lobby atrium.

The AquaDom is the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium with one million liters of saltwater, and it is a stunning habitat for many species of tropical fish. The AquaDom is maintained by the Sea Life Berlin, which is located right next to the hotel. Sea Life Berlin houses 30 freshwater and saltwater tanks, which are home to thousands of sea dwellers.[1] [Read more…]

Unfortunately, the guests can’t go for a dive in the Aquadom. However, you can take the two-story elevator ride through the middle of the AquaDom, during which you’ll learn about both the tropical fish inhabitants and the architecture of the AquaDom.

Website: radissonblu.com/…/aquadom

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A German Supermarket Made The Most Gloriously Entertaining Commercial You’ll See Today

You may not understand all the words, but swag is universal.

1. This song about German supermarket EDEKA is gonna be big. This actor is gonna be bigger.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jxVcgDMBU94. youtube.com

2. Look at the way he steals a cat for no reason.

A German Supermarket Made The Most Gloriously Entertaining Commercial You'll See Today

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3. And the way he bathes in milk….

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4. Don’t forget the cereal!

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5. This man will offer you a snack from your trunk.

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6. And make sure your toilet paper is plush enough.

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7. But let’s not forget that at his core he is a dancer.

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8. Such moves.

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9. Much wow.

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10. The ladies love him.

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11. And we love him too!

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