Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – No one will know who wins the World Cup until the tourney ends next month – but a computer simulation of the competition suggests Italy will walk away with the cup. Electronic Arts played out an entire World Cup using its 2002 FIFA World Cup game which shows Italy winning the final match over Brazil 2-0.

NEW YORK – Someone has finally found a use for kids’ leftover nubs of crayons. Crayola has just unveiled a toy which lets kids melt down the old crayon chunks and make new crayons.

TOKYO – Japan’s soccer team apparently thinks hanky panky is hari- kari. According to the Mainichi Daily News, Japan’s coach has asked the hotel where the team is staying to replace attractive young female employees with “older, more wrinkly women.”

KALIKAVU, India – Irate Indian soccer fans have trashed their local electric company headquarters in protest of power outages that periodically interrupted World Cup TV coverage. The electric board had promised locals in Kalikavu a steady power supply, reports sify.com.

Wed 06-05-02