“I’ve been here just shy of five years, and I still have PTSD from the last World Cup.” Brazilians aren’t the only ones racing to prepare for the start of the World Cup. So is Twitter.

+ If the prospect of the Twitter Fail Whale doesn’t frighten you, then maybe the Brazilian wandering spider will. “Not only is this beast the size of a dinner plate — it is also the most venomous spider in the world.”

+ One would assume that World Cup refs are selected according to merit. Not exactly.

+ For more, let’s check in with the World Cup predicting camels.