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Cup, sound and fury

Cup, sound and fury
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First Published: Tue, Jun 15 2010. 08 48 PM IST

Darko Vojinovic/AP
Darko Vojinovic/AP
Updated: Tue, Jun 15 2010. 08 48 PM IST
Darko Vojinovic/AP
The most colourful descriptions coming out of the Fifa World Cup—“a stampede of elephants”, “a swarm of locusts”—apply not to any team but to the vuvuzela, a plastic horn with a soundtrack of sustained hooting. It is also a point of hot debate. Critics call its decibel levels annoying and harmful, and demand a ban; supporters protest that the vuvuzela is integral to South African football culture.
Readers can judge for themselves:
Download audio here and then multiply that sound by a factor of a thousand.
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First Published: Tue, Jun 15 2010. 08 48 PM IST
More Topics: Vuvuzela | FIFA | South Africa | Football | Horn |