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“Stonehenge!” sang the world’s loudest band, Spinal Tap. “‘Tis a magic place, where the moon doth rise with a dragon’s face. Stonehenge! Where the virgins lie, and the prayers of devils fill the midnight sky.” But no druids were harmed in the discovery of a Stonehenge-like structure in the Brazilian jungle.
The NYTimes reports:

CALÇOENE, Brazil — As the foreman for a cattle ranch in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, Lailson Camelo da Silva was razing trees to convert rain forest into pasture when he stumbled across a bizarre arrangement of towering granite blocks. [Mas…]

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Brazilian artist’s not-so-holy statues called ‘blasphemous’ (photos)

by María Purísima February 29, 2016 Cultura
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Artist Ana Smile has people all offended in Brazil, but she thinks they need to just chill. Dangerous Minds reports:

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Cibelle is a punk from the suburbs: ‘Punk da Periferia’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 6, 2015 Cultura
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Thank God for the Internets and Citizen Uploaders like Scott LaFramenta, who has added English subtitles to the Portuguese stylings of Brazilian-Briton Cibelle and her performance of Gilberto Gil’s Punk da Periferia — punk from the suburbs. Now it all makes sense! Here’s a recent video of Gil performing the same tune live.

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In Rio de Janeiro’s favela, kite flying sets you free (video)

by Verdana Bold April 17, 2015 Cultura
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After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities — it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena. Pipa designs and airborne “cutting” strategies have been passed through generations, from rooftop to […]

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Rain can’t stop Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro (video)

by MORTY GORDO February 18, 2015 Cultura
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Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval parade was still spectacular Sunday despite a tropical deluge that soaked thousands of spectators, as well as feather-clad samba dancers and musicians.

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Amazing Video Theater: Brazilian guy lifts tree trunk

by ZORRO MULDER February 17, 2015 Cultura
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Strange but true! A guy in Brazil lifts the trunk of a tree and his friends video the amazing feat.

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Welcome to the USA! Please to answer a few questions (video)

by Andalé Mono January 30, 2015 Cultura
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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.

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Brazil’s Got Talent: Menina sings Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ (video)

by Soy Capitan November 5, 2014 Cultura
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The Alicia Keys hit Girl on Fire would be perfect for an online video selfie, this Brazilian menina (girl) thought. Her mom? Not so much.

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Instant karma is alive and well in Brazil, San Berdoo (video)

by CRASH CARGO September 26, 2014 Cultura
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“Instant karma’s gonna get you,” John Lennon sang. This is true in both Brazil and San Bernardino County.

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Watch and learn: The Brazilian sport of head-butting sheep

by Moctezuma Cortés August 28, 2014 Cultura
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With FIFA2014 World Cup futbol now nothing but a memory, Brazilian athletes have revived the traditional sport of butting heads with sheep. But don’t call these guys butt heads!

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Watch: ‘First contact’ with isolated Ashaninka Indians in Brazil

by Moctezuma Cortés July 31, 2014 Cultura
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A group of “isolates” from the Ashaninka Indian tribe in Acre in Northwest Brazil made “first contact” with government scientists last month. Newsmax.com reports:

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Brazil says goodbye to FIFA2014 (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA July 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Brazil street musician just kills it with ‘Sultans of Swing’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM July 11, 2014 Cultura
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Dire Straits’ hit Sultans of Swing filled the air in Sao Paolo, Brazil, last week. This guy rocks!

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Pocho Ocho top reasons for Brazil vs Alemania futbol FAIL

by Especial Correspondents July 10, 2014 El Now
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Tuesday’s disastrous Brazil-Germany FIFA2014 World Cup futbol match, which ended in Germany whipping the host country 7-1, has saddened the nation (photo.) And on Wednesday, Brazil’s soccer fans were struggling to understand what exactly went wrong. We analyzed press and social media reactions and translated from the Portuguese to bring you their Pocho Ocho top […]

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Watch: In Brazil, one fútbol fan floats some social criticism

by Especial Correspondents July 2, 2014 Cultura
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How’s your Portuguese? The LiveLeak uploader says this high-tech balsero is yelling “Why do we need hospitals, roads, schools and public security if we have the World Cup? Give [me] my beer to enjoy this shit!”

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Brazil TV guy tries to punk Mexicans with extra-picante salsa (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 24, 2014 Cultura
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When a Brazilian TV guy tries to prank visiting Mexican futbol fans with what he thinks is super-spicy salsa, it turns out the joke is actually on him. What’s uber picante in Brazil, tu sabes, ranks as “meh” to Mexicanos. One intended victim actually thinks Brazil-boy’s salsa is kind of “sweet.” PREVIOUSLY ON SALSA:

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Overdub, multi window madness: Brazil, the musical (video)

by MOON GUAC June 20, 2014 Cultura
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YouTuber Dan Newbie plays bottles, pans, pots and salt shakers, overdubs his nalgas off, and runs through a bunch of Brazil-oriented tunes, the better to World Cup you with, my dear. PREVIOUSLY ON BRAZIL:

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Mexico-Brazil fútbol generates an F-bomb on Irish TV (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés June 19, 2014 El Now
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Inspired by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s L.A Kings F-bomb on live TV, on-the-air sports presenters in Ireland dropped the bomb during halftime of Tuesday’s Mexico-Brazil match. [NSFW adult language if someone there at your job can understand the thick Irish brogues. It’s more like “fookin” or something.]

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Dateline Brazil: Don’t sleep on the job or else! (video)

by RON FLOSS June 18, 2014 Cultura
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We present this video, said to be from Brazil, as a cautionary tale about the hazards of trying to catch a few Z’s on the job. Kids: Don’t try this at home. PREVIOUSLY ON PRANKS:

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