Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any data nerd squee.
A person who takes drugs dressed Lionel Messi up in a suit with a bunch of LEDs on it and filmed him at 1000fps with a Phantom camera. I can't stop watching it.
The World Cup's just around the corner, and that means the shoe companies are now battling over who's stuff is more innovative. In a feat of high-tech engineering, Adidas has made the lightest soccer shoe ever.