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Your correspondent is among the estimated 5.9 Billion people around the globe (roughly 80% of the world’s population) watching at least part of the World Cup.  He has wondered, as he knows that readers have, what all of this time spent goggling goals has done to productivity in the global economy.  Well, thanks to Mashable, the results are in:

Click the image above– or here— to see the full infographic.  Spoiler alert:  as readers will see, like some of more melodramatic players on the pitch, sales and productivity have taken a dive (e.g., 26% of workers surveyed recently reported taking time off work to watch…).

(TotH to Presurfer)

As we struggle to quell our emotions in the wake of the epic injustice to Ghana, we might recall that it was on this date in 1957 that Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win at Wimbledon.  The finest female tennis player of her time, she won six Grand Slam singles titles and six more Doubles titles between 1956 and 1958.

Althea Gibson

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July 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

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