Monday, July 11, 2011

FIFA Needs a Fact-Checker

In their info page on Mönchengladbach, the nearest host city for the 2011 Women's World Cup, FIFA claims "The first settlements in the Monchengladbach area date back approximately 300,000-400,000 years." Now, according to never-inaccurate* Wikipedia, homo sapiens have only been around for 500,000 years. And even at 200,000 years ago, the earliest evidence** for homo sapiens was found in Ethiopia. Personally, I'm not at all surprised that Sleazy Sepp & co. have managed to suss out previously-unknown info about humanity -- after all, his organization has been scandal-free for at least 20 minutes.

* Note the sarcasm. Especially since we all know God created the universe only 6,000 years ago!
** Source: "My Life" by Dick Clark

No comments: