1. World Cup of Everything Else: An interactive chart pitting the 32 countries who qualified for the 2014 Football World Cup against one another in areas other than football. Which country has the most water? Who has more agricultural land? Who has the lowest unemployment rate? and so on.
2. Wonobo: An alternative to Google Street View for Indian cities where the Google’s service doesn’t exist yet. Wonobo doesn’t mention how many cities were covered, but many of the important and populous such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and more are already available.
3. WhoScored.com is a great place to follow the current FIFA world cup with detailed statistics, live match commentary and unparalleled match summary.
4. Z Launcher is a new Android launcher app designed by Nokia that learns how you use your phone and promotes your favorite apps to the home screen so you can get to them faster. The app is currently in closed pre-beta, but you can download the apk file from here.
5. How Long To Beat is a website that tells you how long it takes to complete various popular games based on your style of play, i.e. whether you complete just the main objective or strive to complete additional tasks not critical to game completion.
6. Blitzortung: A real-time map of lightning strikes around the world. Data is sourced from lightning detectors operated by a community of volunteers who transmit their data to the central server. The detector is built using hardware that costs less than 200 Euro and can be built/bought by anyone who wishes to do so.
7. Timesify: Embarrassed to read TMZ in public? Timesify is a web service that turns articles on TMZ, Buzzfeed, and other embarrassing sites into the look of “The New York Times” website, so you don’t have to be ashamed.
8. Lammily: A new fashion doll with realistic body proportions. The doll was conceived as an "average" alternative to Mattel’s Barbie line, which has gained controversy over its body image and proportions. The crowd funded project has raised more than half million dollars. Dolls are expected to start shipping in November this year. If you have a girl child, and must buy a doll, please choose Lammily over Barbie.
Left: Barbie. Right: Lammily
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