Clash of the Superpowers

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Thursday was a big day for the USA and Russia. The event probably went unnoticed by most of the population in both countries, but in New Zealand, the USA took on Russia in a group match of the Rugby World Cup.

Meanwhile, on macmillandictionary.com, ten times more people looked up the word bear than the word eagle.

The connection? The teams all have a nickname, and Thursday’s match was between the US Eagles and the Russian Bears. Despite a crushing win for the bears over the eagles on the dictionary look-ups, on the rugby pitch it was the Eagles who scored twice as many points as the Bears, and ran out winners by 13 points to six.

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