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Making Movie Watching Simpler

While everyone in this world is not so lucky to watch them on a regular basis, for most people in the world movies are the best source of entertainment. No matter how down you are feeling, there will always be that one particular movie which has the capability to lift your spirits. No matter how hectic your day has been, that one movie will be your perfect stressbuster. Movies are also a business, but this is not where we discuss that. Let’s find out how you can watch movies even if you don’t have a TV or a DVD.

Like everything else, the internet comes to the rescue here. Well, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise. We order stuff over the internet from our phones, so it’s high time they did something about the movies, and that they did. There are several movie websites where you get to watch movies online. They charge a nominal amount for the service. Most of the payment is done on a subscription bases. While some movie websites offer trial packages, where you can decide whether you want to continue with it after watching movies for free as part of the trial. The trial period varies from days to months, depending on the movie website.

The process of registration is simple, and the way to make the payment is even simpler. But let’s not worry about that at this point. What matters the most is that all you need to watch your particular movies now is a good internet connection. Yes, that is all you need. The websites stream the movies in high definition, giving you a theatre-like experience at home, albeit on a smaller screen size but come on! That’s like asking for the moon when you get only a white ball.

Your evenings are no longer going to be boring. Most of the movie websites offer similar packages. Go through their reviews before you decide to sign up with any of them. Compare the packages they offer, the collection of movies they have, what other facilities they offer – all these will help you decide as to which website will be the perfect one for you. Your movie watching experience will never be this enjoyable, since now you can watch what you want, when you want and in exactly the way you want to watch it. So, what are you waiting for? Go, and get started with it.

Fun Facts About Football!

Played by over 250 million players in more than 200 countries, Football betting tips is a sport which does not lack in terms of popularity. It is touted to be the sport grabbing maximum television audience and today, there are many variants of the same game being played. The basic rule seems simple enough to understand at first; after all how hard can it be to kick a ball and score a goal? Turns out that it is quite a feat indeed to do this at a competitive level, which is why we have prestigious competitive games where only a handful are chosen every year to represent their country or state.

There are various codes of football namely American football, Canadian football, Rugby Union, Rugby League, etc. These types focus on throwing and running and use very limited amounts of kicking. Body tackling is used in abundance though. On the other hand, variants like Association football, Australian football and Gaelic football resort to limited handling and the game is kicking oriented.

Football is played by two teams comprising of players (between 11 and 18) on a well-defined field. The ball is to be moved by a team to the opponent’s end and between the goalposts in order to score a goal. This move is to be defended by the opposing team and the final defense is offered by the goalkeeper who is present at the goalpost. Strict code is expected to be followed and players are expected to use only their bodies while moving the ball. Passing, tackling, kicking, etc. are common skills that one can see in this game.

Here are a few unknown and interesting facts about this game which make it the unique game it is:

  • Football was born in China around 476 B.C.
  • The largest Football tournament saw around 5098 teams competing against each other.
  • Stephan Stanis from France holds the record of scoring 16 goals in a single football match, which happens to be the maximum goals scored by a single player.
  • Video evidence points that the fastest goal scored was in 2.8 seconds in 1998, by Ricardo Olivera.
  • Each game requires a football player to run 9.65 km on an average.
  • Basketball was played for the first time with a soccer ball.
  • Arthur Wharton was the first black football player who competed in the 1800s.
  • A riot was caused in 1964 over a referee’s call (in Peru) and it killed over 300 people.
  • 1998 saw a lightening strike kill an entire football team during a match in Congo.
  • Neil Armstrong wished to take a football to the moon but this was overruled by NASA.
  • Pakistan manufactures more than 80% of the world’s footballs.
  • Over 1 billion fans are known to watch the World Cup Football on television, thus making football the most played and followed sport.

It’s no wonder that this game, which seems so simple on the outside and yet is so intricate and detailed on the inside, has managed to enthrall so many fans. I am off to watch another match! What about you?