1. Final in photos
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 05:06:19

    105981 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 101248 retweets and 1183 favorites
    505 shares and 2929 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones

  2. Germany wins fourth World Cup
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 16:28:28

    The World Cup comes to a thrilling end as Germany snatches victory from Argentina off the boot of Mario Götze.

    68794 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 54606 retweets and 743 favorites
    1813 shares and 11501 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  3. ‘I Just Won the World Cup. But First, Let Me Take a Selfie’
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 04:18:46

    Germany won the World Cup and celebrated with a selfie — of course.
    German forward Lukas Podolski cuddled up to teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger to snap a selfie after toppling Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final. This is how we celebrate in 2014, p…

    41974 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 33860 retweets and 1909 favorites
    838 shares and 5109 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    76 shares on LinkedIn
    48 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Lionel Messi Is a Gift to Soccer Fans, and Don’t You Forget It
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 04:56:54

    Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball for World Cup MVP. Did he deserve it? Maybe not, but he’s still an all-time great, and don’t you forget it
    Messi scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, but none in the knockout stage. Thomas Müller, meanwhil…

    30727 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 29870 retweets and 443 favorites
    113 shares and 169 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Rihanna, Germany’s Sexiest World Cup Fan, Flashed Everyone
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 05:18:11

    Take a bow, Rihanna
    Your World Cup tweets have shined bright like a diamond since festivities began in June, and in the end, you found love (in a not so hopeless place) in Brazil at the World Cup final
    See also: ‘I Just Won the World Cup. But First, Let M…

    16257 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 15348 retweets and 591 favorites
    123 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    48 shares on LinkedIn

  6. This Fan-Made Trailer for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Is Terrifying
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 03:27:36

    UPDATE: As first reported by THR, the below trailer is actually fan made — but nonetheless amazing. Congrats on the twisted mind, fan!
    Earlier: The first American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer is 20 seconds of terror. But you should have expect…

    15383 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 14527 retweets and 238 favorites
    190 shares and 282 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge Smartphones
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 07:24:58

    Continuing the trend toward nearly everything becoming smartphone-friendly — from ovens to boxing gloves — benches in the Boston area are getting a technology boost, too
    Some park dwellers in the region are already charging their mobile device…

    13309 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 12341 retweets and 507 favorites
    175 shares and 85 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    76 shares on LinkedIn

  8. FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the Blind
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 08:03:44

    Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology that enables blind and vision-impaired people to read any printed text without the use of braille.
    The "FingerReader" is a 3D-printed, ring-like device fitted with a small camera that scans and reads word…

    12050 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 10119 retweets and 482 favorites
    426 shares and 741 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 3 reshares
    140 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Unprecedented new powers in surveillance bill, campaigners warn
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-13 at 23:59:00

    Prime minister insists fast-track legislation will do no more than confirm existing powers, but privacy groups say otherwise Continue reading…

    10390 Shares
    110 twitter shares, 9272 retweets and 226 favorites
    81 positive votes on Reddit
    171 shares and 91 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 366 plus ones and 51 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Tracy Morgan — Recovering In Style … First Pics Since NJ Turnpike Crash
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-14 at 13:00:51

    Tracy Morgan may be in a wheelchair … but he’s still rocking his signature fashion style — while recovering from the terrible injuries he suffered last month in the NJ Turnpike crash.

    10148 Shares
    1 twitter shares
    587 shares and 9560 likes on Facebook

  11. LeBron James Captures Instagram Video of World Cup Streaker
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 09:39:11

    During the second half of the final World Cup match on Sunday, the camera switched to a beautiful scene of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, but what many of us didn’t know was that this was a clever move to hide a streaker who had run onto the pitch
    B…

    9759 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 9306 retweets and 168 favorites
    113 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    41 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Every World Cup Google Doodle From 2014
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 06:56:37

    Goooooooo-gle Doodle.
    The Google homepage is simple, sleek and straight to the point. But often, the familiar and colorful logo receives a quirky upgrade with Google Doodles.
    Introduced in 1998 to show off the company’s presence at the Burning Man Festiva…

    9480 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 7887 retweets and 663 favorites
    352 shares and 396 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    52 shares on LinkedIn

  13. See the world’s most bizarre lakes
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 09:35:34

    The water’s anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.

    9352 Shares
    2552 shares and 6718 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 56 plus ones and 6 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Dalai Lama: Stop attacks on Muslims
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 06:52:40

    The Tibetan spiritual leader calls on Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence.

    9150 Shares
    1915 shares and 7167 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 2 reshares

  15. Edward Snowden condemns Britain’s emergency surveillance bill
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-13 at 22:03:37

    Exclusive: NSA whistleblower says it ‘defies belief’ that bill must be rushed through after government ignored issue for a year Continue reading…

    8604 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 984 retweets and 231 favorites
    1744 positive votes on Reddit
    2293 shares and 3095 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 16 reshares
    47 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Coming soon: Standing on planes?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 15:17:57

    A new report says “vertical seats” could cut ticket costs. But would it be worth it?

    8473 Shares
    2739 shares and 5721 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Ramones death
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 13:29:20

    Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s with a frenetic tempo. On Friday, the drummer who gunned out those rhythms with pioneering punk band the Ramones passed away.

    7813 Shares
    3775 shares and 4036 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  18. Gaza conflict
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 19:05:04

    Israeli forces briefly entered Gaza early Sunday and raided a missile launching site — despite a U.N. call for a cease-fire.

    6886 Shares
    2288 shares and 4597 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Pope: 2% of clergy are paedophiles
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-13 at 21:22:58

    Pope Francis says “about 2%” of Catholic clergy are paedophiles and that he is determined to confront the problem, in an interview with an Italian paper.

    5639 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 309 retweets and 34 favorites
    988 positive votes on Reddit
    2456 shares and 1666 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 7 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Can skyscrapers really clean the air?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 15:20:08

    Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won’t have to wait long — two will soon be built in China.

    5421 Shares
    1210 shares and 4157 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    48 shares on LinkedIn

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