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A Tale of Two Sneakers: The History of Adidas and PUMA Companies

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Digg shares a two pages Newsweek story on Adidas and PUMA that may be among the most recognized brands in the world, but neither might exist if not for a bitter rivalry between two brothers from a little-known village in Germany. Here is the tale of the family fight that created them...

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The Olympic torch's shadowy past.

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Blue's News mention a BBC News story about the Olympic torch is being welcomed this weekend in the United Kingdom/UK as a symbol of the sporting spirit, uniting people around the world in peaceful competition.

But the idea of lighting the torch at the ancient Olympian site in Greece and then running it through different countries has much darker origins.

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Al Jaffee's fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.

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Digg shares a New York Times' interactive Flash Fold-Ins that shows the past and present (1960s to present) from Al Jaffee's fold-ins for Mad magazine.

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What did you think of Super Bowl XLII (42)'s television/TV ads./spots/commercials?

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Super Bowl XLII (42) television/TV ads./spots/commercials online.

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American OnLine (AOL) has this year's Super Bowl XLII (42) television/TV advertisements/spots/commercials online.

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National Football League (NFL) Pulls Plug On Big-Screen Church Parties For Super Bowl

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/. shares a Washington Post article that says that for 200 members of the Immanuel Bible Church and their friends, the annual Super Bowl party is over thanks to the National Football League (NFL), which explained that airing NFL games at churches on large-screen TV/television sets violates the NFL copyright. Federal copyright law includes an exemption for sports bars, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, but churches are out of luck. Churchgoers who aren't adverse to a little drinking-and-driving still have the opportunity to see the game together in public on a screen bigger than 55 inches.

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18 Most Unforgettable Super Bowl Half-Time Shows

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Digg shares a TIME photograph gallery showing a look back at some of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime entertainment shows

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Super Bowl (XLII/42)'s Television/TV Ads./Spots/Commercials to Be Gentle and Sweet

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Gawker (includes 25 classic and memorable ones, on YouTube, from the past) shares a New York Times article about how most television/TV advertisements/spots/commercials that Fox Broadcasting is running during Super Bowl XLII/42 game, will be taking a milder, sweeter approach. There will be cute animals, at least one talking baby, an appeal to help fight AIDS, a talent contest, light-hearted parodies and enough celebrities to fill several seasons of "Dancing With the Stars" ...

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Who will win Super Bowl XLII (42) on 2/3/2008?

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New York (NY) Giants
17% (2 votes)
New England Patriots
33% (4 votes)
Television (TV) Commercials/Spots/Advertisements
50% (6 votes)
Total votes: 12
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George Carlin's Comedy on Baseball and American Football

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VideoSift shares a funny 4.75 minutes YouTube video showing a classic Comedian George Carlin

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Classically Crapolicious Mascot Fights From Sports

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Digg shares a collection of mascot fights video clips titled "Classically Crapolicious Mascot Fights".

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Ostriches get disorderly at a race.

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VideoSift shares an hilarious one minute and 42 seconds YouTube video showing an ostrich race going out of control.

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Exercise 'must be tough to work' ...

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FiringSquad shares a BBC News story says to be healthy, you really do need to break into a sweat when you exercise, say experts. American College of Sports Medicine members are concerned official advice to do 30 minutes of gentle exercise each day is being misconstrued.

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Average Olympic Medals Won Per Million Inhabitants

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Neatorama shares a world map and a list with statistics showing the average number of medals won per million people in an Olympic Summer Games between 1996 and 2004.

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The United Countries of Baseball (Major Leagues)

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Neatorama shares a photograph (larger shot) of the United States/U.S. and part of Canada map into thirty "countries" with a large swath of unincorporated mountains and desert.

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Football/Soccer Actors/Fakers/Divers Video Compilation

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VideoSift shares a funny two minutes and 44 seconds Break video compilation showing pl

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Five Major League Baseball (MLB) Ballpark Promotions That Went Wrong

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Neatorama shares a Mental Floss blog on the five worst five Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark promotions that went wrong. Baseball parks are always looking for a way to sell more tickets, but sometimes a great idea turns out to be a disaster, often because of overwhelming response, sometimes because of unforeseen consequences...

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How It's Made: Hockey Pucks

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VideoSift shares a five minutes YouTube video showing how hockey pucks are made.

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The NBA Finals Most Valuable Colors: What Team Colors Mean For NBA Victory

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Digg shares a COLOURlovers blog that broke down the most popular winning colors in National Basketball Association (NBA)'s finals history.

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Japanese's Real Life Television/TV Tetris Game

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VideoSift (#1 and #2) shares two YouTube videos (part #1 (also on Compfused) and #2) showing clips from a Japanese game on television/TV.

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