1 How do you respond to a racist taunt? Eat the banana

When not reporting on global poverty, we here at Humanosphere enjoy watching some professional soccer. European soccer (aka football) has struggled the past few years with racism, coming both from the stands and on the field (pitch). International and domestic organizers have sought to stamp out racism in and around…

Global Health
0 Horn-blowing soccer fans spread TB, disease

Remember those annoying South African “musical instruments” (I use the term loosely) called vuvuzelas that soccer fans blew constantly during the last World Cup? Scientists say these incredibly irritating and atonal horns also spread infectious diseases like tuberculosis, according to the BBC. A short burst on the instrument creates a…