Monthly Archives: June 2014

More likely to get bitten by Suarez than a shark

According to the magazine New Statesman: Suarez’s bite rate of three in 441 matches means we can expect him to take a bite out of someone every 147 matches, but if we assume that there are 14 players at risk … Continue reading

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Is Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’ Legally Accurate? A legal review

Nuggets like this deserves to resurface. Caleb Mason’s legal review of Jay Z’s “99 Problems”. Published in the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Available as a PDF here. A great read! Here’s a sample: “Well, my glove compartment is locked, … Continue reading

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How team USA would look without immigrants

The melting-pot nation loses Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore, whose parents were born in Haiti; Tim Howard, whose mother is Hungarian; AZ striker Aron Johannsson, who was born to Icelandic parents in Alabama; and Rosenborg Trondheim midfielder Mix Diskerud, who was … Continue reading

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Are your kids “cool”? Watch out

Abstract: Pseudomature behavior—ranging from minor delinquency to precocious romantic involvement—is widely viewed as a nearly normative feature of adolescence. When such behavior occurs early in adolescence, however, it was hypothesized to reflect a misguided overemphasis upon impressing peers and was … Continue reading

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Lloysds: Germany’s World Cup squad insurable value worth €795m

The insurable value of Germany’s squad is the highest amongst those competing in Group G of the 2014 World Cup, which also include: Ghana, Portugal and the USA. This research was produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research … Continue reading

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The importance of birth month for professional athletes’ pt.2

Well, hey look at that. If you further (see last post) divide the players into their respective continents, this pattern becomes even clearer. Of the 92 players representing Asia (incl. Australia) in this world cup, only 7 of the 92 … Continue reading

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Your Birth Month May Determine Your Chances Of Playing In The World Cup

I analyzed the 736 players in this years world cup: ~30% are born in the first quarter, while only ~20% are born in Q4. So why is this so? Here’s what author Malcolm Gladwell said to ESPN (about similar skewness … Continue reading

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