Rolling for Glory
India, long an importer of sports, finally has one to send out to the rest of the world: roll ball, the bastard child of rollerskating and basketball.
In the Land Without Law
In rural Honduras, poverty, murder, and injustice fuels a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
The Last Days of the London Eel
The Last Days of the London Eel: After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.
The Ants of Medyka
The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time.
In South Africa’s largest township, Soweto, expensively-dressed crews known as ‘skhothanes’ often wear mismatched shoes or three pairs of pants to show they have money to burn - and at one point, they did actually burn money, clothes and other expensive items at their legendary dance-offs and wild parties.
But this ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing:
Man vs Fish
The invasive, venomous lionfish is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize’s reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.
A little morning adrenaline boost, from yesterday’s epic photoessay by Eduardo Leal: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/argentina-wins-for-best-fans/ #worldcup