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5 legendary teams that will NOT win the World Cup

5 legendary teams that will NOT win the World Cup

REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU’VE SEEN thus far from these teams in the 2014 World Cup, they will not be the ones to lift the trophy on July 13.England will buckle under the pressure of eternal disappointment.Every four years, English fans grab onto whatever they can as they brace for the emotional earthquake that participating in a World Cup brings.

47°C: Life in the Kalahari [pics]

47°C: Life in the Kalahari [pics]

This photo essay was originally published as a gallery at the Matador Community.The Kalahari is an arid region spanning three African countries: Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. It is best known as the home of the ancient San people, who exist mostly in memory due to extermination and modernisation.

17 of Southeast Asia’s most photogenic temples

17 of Southeast Asia’s most photogenic temples

17 of Southeast Asia& 39;s most photogenic templesOVER A MILLION AND A HALF square miles, eleven countries, two territories, and one administrative division make up Southeast Asia. Though we typically associate Buddhism with the countries in this part of the world, it certainly isn’t the only faith to be practiced here — in the present or the past.

6 things I lost in South America

6 things I lost in South America

The hummingbird skull necklaceA Spanish teacher in Guatapé, Colombia (a town of painted houses and a giant rock called El Penal), told me about her eco-hostel in San Rafael, a quiet town half an hour away. La Casa Colombiana turned out to be even better than Guatapé. I spent afternoons in a hammock, listening to the calls of the tropical birds around us, or playing fetch with a maniac German Shepherd.

You need to see what’s happening in Venezuela right now [vid]

You need to see what’s happening in Venezuela right now [vid]

AMONGST THE Olympic excitement and the standard Facebook drivel spilling down my feed, I came across this video and a plea from a good friend in Caracas, Venezuela. It stopped me in my tracks, and the video blew me away — not only because of what’s happening in Venezuela right now, but the fact that I’d heard so little about it in the American media.

60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs]

60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs]

Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus we learn about in elementary school. Check out these wild natural phenomena.STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like 4 below) float directly over my head. It’s a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh. There was a moment of mild panic just as the cloud reached me — Is this what a tornado looks like right before it hits?