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In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Sports

Which World Cup team are you cheering for and why?

Maybe you're among the lucky soccer fans travelling to Brazil to experience World Cup 2014 — or more likely you're watching as many of the the beautiful games as you can on cable. In any case there are 32 teams representing 32 countries that have earned the right to compete in Brazil. So how do you pick a World Cup team to cheer for?

Arts, Culture & Media

One show in the United Arab Emirates is turning poets into millionaires

An amateur poet won $1.3 million on a TV talent show called "Million's Poet" in the United Arab Emirates last week. The show, compared to "American Idol" for poetry, ended its sixth season. As literary prizes go, the only thing that comes close to this amount of money is the Nobel Prize for Literature with $1.2 million.

Arts, Culture & Media

One show in the United Arab Emirates is turning poets into millionaires

An amateur poet won $1.3 million on a TV talent show called "Million's Poet" in the United Arab Emirates last week. The show, compared to "American Idol" for poetry, ended its sixth season. As literary prizes go, the only thing that comes close to this amount of money is the Nobel Prize for Literature with $1.2 million.

The Tribes of Rio's Ipanema Beach

Being gay in Brazil has long been something of a paradox. Gay culture is openly celebrated at events like Rio’s Carnival. But being gay can bring taunting and ostracism. There’s one place though where it’s okay to be openly gay: the beach. Or, at least certain areas of the beach. Here’s an audio postcard about Rio’s so-called “tribes” from its famous Ipanema beach.