At the sound of an approaching boat, the people of this river village run out to greet their visitors, feather headdresses bobbing, loincloths and grass skirts rustling. Riding atop two of the women’s heads, baby monkeys grab fistfuls of hair as they clutch on for dear life.
World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways, wearing patriotic nail polish, dressing up dogs with jerseys and showing their passion under the sheets with Brazil-inspired condoms.
When Brazilians were given a chance to describe their skin color, they came up with 136 shades and variations. The survey was done in 1976 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and was published again in a 2011 Congressional document titled: The Constitutional Commission on Justice and Citizenship.
Argentina fans have flooded Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, camping out, downing drinks and firing up barbecues as they dream of World Cup glory in their rivals’ turf.
Brazilian authorities have augmented the country’s long list of public holidays during the World Cup to let the football-loving country enjoy the tournament and also cut down on traffic problems.