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Horns of various designs are used by football fans across Europe.

However, I watched some minutes of a couple of the present Confed Cup matches on TV, and I must say that at least across TV, 60,000 blown at the same time is a different quality altogether, even compared to Spanish league matches (resp. Champions League home matches of Spanish teams) I saw.

You really hear nothing else as background noise. And it is very monotonous -- what really bothered me was not the noise itself, but that there is barely a difference in noise when there is a goal, at least it doesn't come across on TV. Hence, what it came closest to is a regional league match here in Europe, when two-three horns blown continuously are enough to drown out the cheers of all the fans.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 10:39:20 AM EST
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Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 12:06:35 PM EST
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The Associated Press: No racket from vuvuzelas at Wimbledon

Organizers are making sure there will be no racket from vuvuzelas at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

The plastic horns which have provided a constant drone at the World Cup in South Africa will be banned from the Grand Slam tournament, which starts Monday at the All England Club.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 10:16:22 AM EST
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