I'd been trying to find an excuse to mention the World Cup here, other than the Green Goal thingie. And here is an amusing, feeble (though legit) excuse. Frog Chorus Keeps Ukraine Soccer Players Awake Ukraine's World Cup players complained on Tuesday that frogs were disturbing the sleep of the squad at their lakeside hotel in Potsdam. Central defender Vladislav Vashchyuk told the Sovetsky sports newspaper that frogs in the Templiner See lake were keeping the players awake at night ahead of their Group H opener against Spain on Wednesday. "We have agreed we will take fishing rods to hunt …
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Todd Hymas Samkara
Todd Hymas Samkara is Grist's assistant editor.