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The Daily DiggThursday, June 12, 2014EMAILS WE DIGGThe Most Efficient Way To Follow The World Cupdigg.comWho’s got the time to watch every World Cup match? Get the best World Cup moments, highlights, and articles in your inbox every other day. It’s all the good bits without any of the boring stuff.POKED TO DEATHGeorge R.R. Martin Will Kill A Facebook Employee In One Of His Booksabcnews.go.comGeorge R.R. Martin will introduce a new character in one of his upcoming books thanks to a $20,000 charity auction prize. He’ll eventually kill off that character. A 30-year-old Facebook employee won the highest prize level in which Martin will name a character after him in an upcoming book in the series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.”'LOW COST PER ANSWER'Computer Brochures From The ’50stimgeorgedesign.wordpress.comHere’s a neat collection of brochures advertising computers from the ’50s.WINS EVERY DRINKING TOURNAMENTThis Is The Bruce Lee Of Flair Bartendingdigg.comWe acknowledge that this is impressive. That said, Bruce Lee was best known for his incredible speed, and this guy took a full three minutes to mix one martini.EVERYONE SWIPES LEFTDude Group Texts His 32 Tinder Matches, Fails Miserablyelitedaily.comEither this dude has no idea how group messages on iPhones work or he genuinely didn’t care that 32 of his Tinder girls were going to see that he sent the same message to each of them. For his sake, I hope it’s the first one.DRAWING THE NEWSWeird Etymologydigg.comEnglish is notorious for its wholesale “borrowing” of words from other languages. Because of this some words have a particularly colorful etymological history.Read more on Digg.com →
AND SO IT BEGINS
A pet rooster named Paquita Fred stands next to a replica of the World Cup trophy in front of Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The 11 year old rooster wearing a cape with the colors of the Brazilian national soccer team and a medallion of the local Fluminense soccer club gets his name from Fred, the Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Fluminense and is now one of the members of the national soccer team. The World Cup soccer tournament starts Thursday.
Credit: AP Photo/Leo Correa
Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Wednesday, June 4, 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing.
Credit: AP Photo/Vincent Yu
ARMY OUT, HAPPY MEALS IN
A Thai soldier guards outside a shopping mall during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Credit: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
"Yesterday I learned of the death of the French journalist Camille Lepage from my friends in Paris. A passionate photojournalist fighting to shed light on forgotten conflicts, she scoffed at danger and put her own person at risk for the sake of the truth, for the sake of showing the existence and suffering of those who we do not see.
We have already lost 18 journalists this year and she won’t be the last, but we can take a moment to think about these people who are so removed from the tiny bubbles of our daily lives, and yet it is because of them that we can look out beyond those bubbles, even if it’s just only once in a while.”
- Sam from AppGratis
You can see Camille’s amazing work here: http://camille-lepage.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/G0000uiAZaBMItVg
KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE BALL… LITERALLY!
Jiang Tianyi of Hong Kong watches the ball during his round robin match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Andrej Gacina of Croatia in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Credit: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
TYPE O-BI WAN KENOBI
Udomsak Ratanotayo, left, and Suttinan Boonsomkiat wear storm trooper costumes while donating blood at the Thai Red Cross in Bangkok.
Credit: AP Photo: Sakchai Lalit