Bill Chappell Bill Chappell is a writer and producer who currently works on NPR's Newsdesk, in the heart of the newroom. In the past, he has worked with Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and other shows.

Let The Games Begin: Sunday's World Cup final inspired an Amsterdam shop to stage a miniature version of the game in its display window, using "comedy condoms" to represent soccer players from Spain and the Netherlands. Christopher Lee/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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Frank Lampard of England reacts after his goal is disallowed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa match between Germany and England on Sunday in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Joern Pollex/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite chances like this one, Spain couldn't get the ball past Switzerland's goalie, Diego Benaglio. The Swiss beat the tournament favorites in their Group H matchup, 1-0. LLUIS GENE/AFP hide caption

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The Thinking Fan's Approach: While it's natural to pick one's favorite teams to win in the World Cup, some fans give it more thought. These Portuguese fans attended their team's warmup game with Mozambique at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

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Why stop at just chocolate and crispy wafers? In Japan, Kit Kats come in many flavors, including ginger ale, soy sauce, green tea and banana. May-Ying Lam/NPR hide caption

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Kit Kat Kaleidoscope: Far-Out Flavors From Japan

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