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Vuvuzela sound toned down

The Vuvuzela plastic horn have become the unofficial sound of the Soccer World Cup 2010 and have become the talking point among many.

Portugal’s Christiano Ronaldo told reporters the plastic horn affects the players’ focus on the pitch.

“A lot of players don’t like them, but they are going to have to get used to them,” says the Galactico star.

South Africa-based company Masincedane Sport who started mass producing the plastic horn in 2001 have come up with a toned down version by simply modifying the mouthpiece.

“There is now a new vuvuzela which will blow noise that is 20 decibels less than the old one,” says Neil van Schalkwyk, a partner at Masincedane Sport.

The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 131 dB(A) at the opening of the horn and at 113 dB(A) two metres in front of the opening, both dangerously high levels for unprotected ears.

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The Greatest Goals in World Cup history

The World Cup is described as the largest sporting event on the planet and with only 4 days left to World Cup 2010 the excitement is building and world cup fevah (fever) is hitting everyone. Bafana Bafana fans are going out in their droves to buy paraphernalia in support of the national team. Every other car is sporting the South African flag on it and i’m loving the way the we getting behind the national team.

For the 10 Greatest Goals in World Cup history click here, compliments of bookmaker Boylesports.

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