SOCCER

Mario Balotelli Offered Euro 2012 Fans A Friendly Heads Up

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While most parody Twitter accounts simply bring us incredibly accurate portrayals of NFL quarterbacks, an account dedicated to Italian striker Mario Balotelli actually helped spread a friendly reminder earlier this morning to aspiring European soccer hooligans.

tipping

Mark Zuckerberg Is An Exceptionally Bad Tipper, Say Restaurant Employees

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You'd think that a newly minted multi-billionaire celebrating his honeymoon with his bride in Italy wouldn't be shy about letting some of his wealth "trickle down" to the little people like the waiters and waitresses who served him when he visited some of Rome's fine dining establishments.

xkcd

So, About Those "Faster Than Light" Neutrinos…

Get ready for your big payout, Randall Munroe.

#BOSTON CELTICS

Von Wafer Just Wants To Be Honest, Y’all

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Von Wafer has played for 6 NBA teams since he was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft, so it came as little surprise that he chose to play in Italy for a year instead of waiting out the lockout.

WIKIPEDIA

Italian? No Wikipedia For You!

Sadly, mostly Americans probably know Italy via the Olive Garden (Never-ending pasta bowls for everyone.

#KOBE BRYANT

La Vita E’ Kobe

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In case you're the type who needs a screenprinted message on an oversized foam finger to be convinced of anything and believes the NBA Lockout is ending soon, here's your finger: pending the ability of the team owner to actually get the money to make it happen, Kobe Bryant has agreed to play basketball in Italy.

#Twitter

Twitter Offers Alternate Explanations For “Faster Than Light” Neutrinos

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[via] Researchers at CERN in Geneva released the results from a recent experiment (full paper here) that suggested neutrinos can travel faster than light, which would be contrary to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

ORGANIZED RELIGION IS AWESOME

Attention: Dick Vitale Is Conversing With Our World's Religious Leaders

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If The Pope has done nothing else to help the world, he's gotten Dick Vitale to shut up.

Reality TV

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Can’t Drink on Camera, Forced to Be Boring

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The "Jersey Shore" cast is scheduled to arrive in Italy on May 9th, and the mayor of Florence has done everything he can to inhibit the cast short of passing anti-tan legislation.

tv spots

New Thor Images, Courtesy of Italy?

One way or the other, Marvel has not been shy with the goods when it comes to Thor.

#CHICAGO BULLS

Is This Michael Jordan Breaking A Backboard?

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Michael Jordan did a lot of stuff in his basketball career; he won a lot of titles, sold a lot of shoes, and is almost universally recognized as one of the greatest athletes in history.

train wrecks

PSP Gaming + Little Kid Walking = Epic Fall Onto Train Tracks (Video)

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Man, Italy must have some really impressive gaming titles for the PSP.

WAR ON DRUGS

Who Wants To Read About Nudity And Drugs?

Someone at TSA set the "My First Cavity Search" fake kid's book as their desktop photo.

#ARCHER

Robot Robin Hood Is Not To Be Trusted

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Oh look, it's Chief Running On Batteries.

Robots

Bow Before Our Pancake-Flipping Robot Overlords

Not happy with only teaching a robot how to iron their towels, Darwin G.

JAY LENO

Italian TV Is Good

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That screencap is from the Italian variety show "Buona Domenica.

VEHICLES

Living the Dream in a Bouncy Castle

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Three Brits funded by LiveEveryLitre have achieved their dream of making the 5 mile (8 km) trip across Italy's Lake Garda in a huge, inflated bouncy castle.

science

Sword-Wielding Robots and Robots With Skin

Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a touch-sensing skin designed to cover the iCub (AKA "creepy robot toddler").

science

Now This is a Real Game Changer

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Forget all of Hollywood's talk about 3-D being a "game changer".


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