Sarah Braunstein

Stop Hey, What’s That Sound?

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  • Sarah Braunstein
  • June 11, 2010, 11:42 AM

Hey there soccer fans! Who besides me is super psyched that the World Cup is underway?

I’ll be blogging throughout the month long tournament but I wanted to start off by clearing up one thing.

That constant buzzing sound you’re hearing is NOT your TV. So stop leaving angry messages for your cable company. It’s also not your ears, so cancel that appointment you made with your doctor.

The buzz is coming to you courtesy of African horns known as vuvuzelas. They’re plastic horns, about three feet long and you should be prepared to hear them all tournament long.

FIFA wanted to ban vuvuzelas during the World Cup 2010 but the South African Football Association argued that they were essential for an authentic South African football experience, and FIFA decided to drop the ban.

One cool fact is that during the 2010 World Cup you will hear the largest working vuvuzela in the world (114 feet long). The vuvuzela is powered by several air horns attached to a mouthpiece and it will be blown at the beginning of each of the World Cup Matches.

If you want a horn of your own check with your parents and head to

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They better not have those stupid horns at the next World Cup!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate these things, get them out of there. It sounds like swarm of bugs hVING A SPAZ ATTACK!

That's a beautiful description!


I absolutely HATE those horns ( even though i asked my mom for one) I actualy want to hear the game!!!!!

they are terrible ps buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzz

i hate the horns

These horns are a part of international soccer! I can't believe they wanted to take them away!! Good thing they didn't! GO USA ALL THE WAY!!!!!

i hate the horns all it is, is buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzz on my TV all game

That's so funny!!!ROTFL!!! and I am super psyched about the south africa world cup. GO USA!!!!!!

i tottaly agree with you!!!!


GO USA! Beat England!

go USA.

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