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11th Jun '17 1:24:00 PM nombretomado
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* The Dutch [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football team]] that lost TheWorldCup in 1974 is still fondly remembered as one of the best teams ever. The innovative [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Football Total Football]] earned them a spot in the final with 5 wins and a draw, 14 goal for and only one against. On the decisive game against hosts West Germany, they got a penalty kick ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnK_4IWBWc one minute in without the Germans touching the ball]]''. Then good old GermanicEfficiency trumped the "Clockwork Orange", who lost 2-1.

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* The Dutch [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football team]] that lost TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1974 is still fondly remembered as one of the best teams ever. The innovative [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Football Total Football]] earned them a spot in the final with 5 wins and a draw, 14 goal for and only one against. On the decisive game against hosts West Germany, they got a penalty kick ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsnK_4IWBWc one minute in without the Germans touching the ball]]''. Then good old GermanicEfficiency trumped the "Clockwork Orange", who lost 2-1.
9th Jun '17 7:22:11 AM billybobfred
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]<something random that rhymes>."''[[note]]known variants: "hairy chest", "treasure chest", "sparkly dress"...[[/note]]
21st May '17 5:36:25 PM WillKeaton
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** The family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' the family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.
21st May '17 5:34:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' the family once entered a float into a parade in hopes that, with only four other floats competing, they would win the $500 prize for fifth place.
15th May '17 8:04:16 AM Couran
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** Also, most of the high achievers are Asian, and most schools have an unwritten hard cap in place of just how many Asian students they will accept.
5th May '17 6:55:25 PM ApeAccount
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* An episode of ''FantasyIsland'' had Tattoo spend a lot of money trying to win second prize in a jingle contest (a fur coat; not to wear but to give to a pretty lady of his choosing). Unfortunately, he won the much grander first prize…a trip to Fantasy Island.
1st May '17 12:06:50 PM FordPrefect
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* The card game called "Asshole" in which the loser has to give his best cards to the winner in the next round, the last-but-one to the second place and so on. Some consider it preferrable to take the middle place, where you get the leftover cards, than the place one better than that.

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* The card game called "Asshole" in which the loser has to give his best cards to the winner in the next round, the last-but-one to the second place and so on. Some consider it preferrable preferable to take the middle place, where you get the leftover cards, than the place one better than that.
25th Apr '17 6:44:42 PM FurryKef
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** ''[[GratuitousFrench Le lanterne rouge]]'' is also a sought-after position in the Tour de France, although there is no actual prize, other than the noteriety.

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** ''[[GratuitousFrench Le lanterne rouge]]'' is also a sought-after position in the Tour de France, although there is no actual prize, other than the noteriety.notoriety.
21st Mar '17 6:17:43 PM NoriMori
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest."[[/labelnote]]

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]
13th Feb '17 2:04:20 PM Moonstreak
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''"''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest."[[/labelnote]]
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