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Everyone is eagerly waiting for World Cup 2006 to begin (3 more days!). In the mean-time here’s a post that will occupy you for a while, and hopefully shorten our waiting-time before WC starts. There are 32 Qualified Balls in this post and were decorated by bora-herke.de. I’m aware this isn’t your classical optical illusion, non the less it’s an assigment for you! Next to each ball, there’s a name of the country this particuallar ball represents. This already made your assignment lot easier! Here’s what I want you to do – post your comment why certain balls are decorated, the way they are. Please comment only one ball at the time (to give other visitors chance to participate). Since I’m from Croatia, I feel it’s my duty is to start with Croatia soccer ball. As you see it’s made from ties, and we all know (or don’t we?) that ties were originally invented and manufactured in Croatia. One solved, 31 to go. Start!

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Comments

198 Responses
  1. ballookey says:

    The Sweden one made me laugh – is that the Ikea catalog?

  2. Terra says:

    I’m guessing the Netherlands Ball is all Vermeer artwork…clever!

  3. MovesInSilence says:

    I’m guessing the Australia ball is representing the Aboriginal culture and the dot paintings they do.

    I think it looks awesome as do many of the others.

  4. jon says:

    Iran – Persian Rug (Iran used to be called Persia, so that’s where the Persian rug comes from)

  5. Tiny says:

    The Australian one is like aboriginal art.

  6. Tiny says:

    The English one is wrapped in newspaper- just like fish and chips!

  7. iPood says:

    the Japan one – manga of course
    the Iran one – Persian carpets

  8. goodydaze says:

    The ball from South Korea, obviously due to their progressive technology.

    USA- jeans (from the land of Levi’s).

    Angola – their wild life.

    Brazil – their samba dancers.

  9. Dataceptionist says:

    Well I’m an Aussie so I recognise that the Australian ball appears to be decorated with Aboriginal artwork who are our displaced indiginous people. Its nice I think!
    Very clever though!

  10. Jason says:

    Sudkorea (South Korea).
    We’re very smart.
    Apparently good with numbers and such.
    Engineers up the wazoo.
    You know…make some phones, TVs, crappy cars, make some money…it’s all good.

  11. Kellie says:

    Brazil? yikes.

  12. pumpkin says:

    the swedish one is ikea. haha

  13. Maverick says:

    Looks like Costa Rica is made from coffee sacks, their main export. Am I right?

  14. Soda says:

    The Australian ball is covered in indigenous Australian(Aboriginal) artwork.

  15. emmolie says:

    the australian ball is decorated with aboriginal artwork – very easy.

  16. Jake says:

    The USA ball is rather easy. Blue jeans as we know them today were pattented by two american men who came together to add a metal rivet to the stress points. These two men being Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.

  17. So-Fi says:

    Well the Australian is all aboriginal paintings… looks kinda cool

  18. Teressa says:

    Yeah, and this one from Serbia & Montenegro (just Serbia now :) is decorated with one of the most beautiful fresco-murals ever, called White Angel.

  19. karen says:

    australian is not spelt australien

  20. Horn says:

    The Japan and USA ones weren’t too hard to guess, but I’d never have gotten the Sweden one although I happen to be from there. :-J Fun stuff!

  21. Arash says:

    Iranian one is a Persian carpet

  22. seb says:

    Trinidad&Tobago i think are palm leaves?!

  23. seb says:

    usa is the land of jeans

  24. seb says:

    aboriginal drawings on the aussie ball

  25. seb says:

    england has the yellow press all over it

  26. seb says:

    switzerland has its mountains and lakes on it?!

  27. alperenmyung says:

    iranian “carpet designed ball” is an interesting idea that i could have never imagined
    what could have been turkish ball design? i really wondered about
    i wish we were at germany, last worldcup will be a worldcup that we would narrate stories and fables to our grandchilds. as it seems to me last worldcup is such a fantastic thing that could happen for every 50 years once in a life-time
    i feel myself historically lucky as a turkish man.

  28. seb says:

    brasil has the colorful carnival with many people wearing dresses made out of feathers?!

  29. seb says:

    france with all its fashion

  30. seb says:

    the german ball may be referring to the forests? not sure

  31. seb says:

    costa rica and its coffee bean bags

  32. seb says:

    japan has the mangas on it

  33. Emely says:

    I’m from Japan. & the theme is *tada* anime

  34. leon says:

    its a ikea catalog

  35. Vimto says:

    I’m really quite diturbed to see that the England ball seems to be made up from tabloid newspaper headlines. Is that really what we’re known for?

  36. Goose says:

    The Australian one is done with Aboriginal Art. Very cool. I had to draw stuff like that at primary school.

  37. Rush Agenda says:

    Iran has a persian carpet

  38. Sudarsan says:

    Trinidad & Tobago seems to be made of banana leaves.

  39. Nacaz2 says:

    Australia-or ‘Australien”- has a football with native aboriginal art on it. nice

  40. SideNote says:

    too all the australians, the its the German word, australien!

  41. marina says:

    the argentinean one is made of leather??? that should be something we are known for…
    but so it seems the italian one…

  42. corinna says:

    I’m guessing poland is for Chopin.

  43. Paulo Gomes says:

    The Portuguese ball is made of cork, because Portugal is the biggest producer.

  44. BMW25 says:

    Swiss or Schweiz – Swiss Alps

    France or Frankreich – Fashion

  45. Denzil says:

    Trini ball is palms to present the tropical weather, and beaches

  46. emily says:

    im english and i dont read the newspapers

  47. CHIC says:

    FRANKREICH ROCKS MY WORLD!!!!!!
    I AM SUCH A GIRLIE GIRL AND I LOOOOOVE FASHION

  48. Leisa says:

    hmm…well trinbago is caribbean, green up the wazoo so it’s either a banana or a palm. trini isn’t a banana republic though…we’re more known for sugarcane (or were) and steelpan…the ball should have been steelpan designed…

  49. Wes says:

    Here are my guesses. I’m not going to touch on the ones that people have already mentioned:

    1.) Paraguay – Famous for their lace.
    2.) Croatia – Famous for their silk ties.
    3.) Ghana – Known for its coffee exportation.
    4.) German – Maybe because its known for wood-working? Small wooden toys? That sort of thing.
    5.) Brazil – The feathers represent the Kayapo Indian headdresses made from parrot feathers.
    6.) Tunesia – Known for its elaborate ceramic tiles.
    7.) Saudi Arabia – Gold, because it mines a lot of gold.
    8.) Ukraine – Famous Ukrainian embroidery.

    That’s all I got.

  50. Reece says:

    The japan one’s all covered in manga :D

  51. Boo says:

    Paraguay – lace?

    USA – jeans

    England – newspaper

    Polen – sheet music

    Angola – leopard

    Portugal – sand

    Costa rica – coffee bags

    Japan – anime

    Iran – carpet

    Saudi arabia – gold

    <3<3<3

  52. Katie says:

    Poland is for all the musicians that come from there. Chopib, Wladyslaw Szpilman, ect.

  53. lksdjflsdkjflkjjfkl says:

    Trinidad and Tabago is tobacco leafs beacuase, of course, the best cigars in the WORLD!!!!

  54. mememememe says:

    Yeah, the sweden one is an ikea catalogue XD

  55. Kevin says:

    Ghana is Aluminium cans because it has the largest supplies of Bauxite, the ore of aluminium, in the world

    Togo is known for its elaborate textile work, i.e. batiks.

  56. daru says:

    ecuador’s is a fabric pattern that is used alot in bags/purses other stuff sold by amerindians there.

  57. Blonde American says:

    Cote D’Ivoire (Elfenbeinkueste) is known for the ceremonial wooden masks made by the Senoufu.

  58. ausie says:

    Ok so the Australian ball represents the Aboriginal people of our country. Now what about the other 98% of us who arn’t Aborigionals?

  59. Acoral says:

    The Portuguese ball, is made by, don´t no the word, but i think it´s “cork oak” it´s something that you extract from the trees, from de outside, to make, for exemple the things to put in the top of the botlles of wine. It´s the product that we export more.

  60. JṭuἊ says:

    the japan one is manga…yay!

  61. Croat says:

    Croatian ball- home of CROATA-Kravata since Croatian King

  62. Randy says:

    What’s the Italian one supposed to be?

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

  63. meagan says:

    german wood ball is for wooden clogs ;)

  64. JayKay says:

    Poland’s ball is covered in Chopin’s sheet music. Nice.
    Ecuador’s ball looks like the ponchos that everyone who goes there brings home…

  65. Roy says:

    The Ecuador ball is made of wool, dyed in a typical ‘andino’ pattern.

    Trinidad & Tobago’s ball is made undoubtedly of banana leaves.

    The Brazil one is for it’s colorful samba dancers.

    Costa Rica’s is made of Coffee bean bags.

    I can’t figure out Mexico Though =/

  66. Carla says:

    What is the Argentinean ball?

  67. zaxl says:

    Great! here are my guesses
    Trinidad y Tobago – banana leaves
    USA – jeans
    England – The Sun?
    Portugal – Cork
    Angola – cheetah
    Ecuador – traditional cloth
    Argentina – Leather
    Brazil – Amazonian birds
    Costa Rica – Bean bags
    Japan – manga
    Iran – a rug
    Sudkorea – tecnology

  68. john doe says:

    argentina comes from the word argentum, argentum = silver

  69. Andrew says:

    go ukraine….wyshywanka

  70. WHAT ABOUT MONTA SOCCER BALLS says:

    ALL THESE BALLS WERE CONCEIVEDE AFTER THE EOH PROJECT, AND THERE IS NO REFERENCE TO THE MAN WITH THE DENIM BALL PATENT!!! CRAZY, BUT THAT IS ART!!!
    JUST FYI, MONTA, EMPERORS OF HONOR!!!! THATS THE REAL DEAL!!! ALL ELSE CAME AFTER.. BLESS MR. BONE

  71. iQuart says:

    But why Italy has a dotted somepieceofshit ?

  72. Addy says:

    Here are my answers (for a couple that haven’t been touched yet)

    Holland/Netherlands- Paintings of famous Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer. I recognize the paintings “Milkmaid” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

    Spain – Pattern that can be seen on Flamenco Dresses

    Czech Republic – Writings of famous Jewish author who lived in Prague, Franz Kafka.

    Swizerland – Known for the Alps and other beautiful scenery.

    Germany – The wood would most likely be for the timber industry, Black Forrest, woodworking, half-timbered houses, and the like. I doubt it has anything to do with wooden shoes (that would be Holland).

  73. Jonah says:

    Does the English one contain fish and chips? ;)

  74. AUSTRALIANA says:

    I like how the Australian ball utilises an appropriation of the Aboriginal paintings! Its quite artistic and suprising considering that the opera house, harbour bridge, etc cliches could’ve been used.

  75. 3weeks says:

    switzerland is postcards of switzerland.

  76. Akira says:

    What’s upon italy’s ball?
    Bah!

  77. Aussie says:

    Ausie said:
    ausie on 2:26 AM
    Ok so the Australian ball represents the Aboriginal people of our country. Now what about the other 98% of us who arn’t Aborigionals? [sic]

    Piss of back to your own country then. Oh and by the way there’s two ‘s” in aussie, c’mon.

  78. Jose says:

    Costa Rica ball is made out of coffe exporting yute bags.

  79. Jose says:

    I think Spain is flowers and gardens. Flamenco dresses don’t generally look like that.

  80. Jose says:

    Mexico seems to me classic mexican painted terracotta pot, like the one my grandmother has.

  81. kar says:

    the dutch one is the lady and the water pitcher…a painting by jan vermeer.

    wow, can tbeleive i knew that =)

    hup holland!

  82. Tim says:

    England is covered in print articles because outside of england they are most notorious for the Brittish Tabloids.

  83. Keeks says:

    I am from Mexico and I don’t feel related to the ball, anyway, the work it’s great, thanks.

  84. Jeff says:

    Is the Italian ball covered with the soles of driving shoes?

  85. Guest says:

    What’s the Italian one supposed to be?

  86. CarlosGames says:

    I’m from mexico and as well as Keeks I doesnt feel related to the theme on the ball.

    good job and another thing: what is the argentina ball about?

  87. mlvassallo says:

    Um… Italian Leather… duh.

  88. 75mph says:

    Trinidad & Tobago – palm leaves
    Paraguay – canvas and lace?
    Spain – flowers
    USA – ripped Levi’s jeans
    Serbia & Montenegro – mural
    Tschechien – Arabic handwriting
    Australia – Aboriginal artwork
    Elfenbeinkuste – rug?
    England – newspaper
    Netherlands – milk and bread?
    Poland – sheet music
    Togo – African tribe patchwork quilt?
    Ukraine – flowers and lace
    Croatia – textiles?
    Angola – leopard skin?
    Portugal – clay?
    Ecuador – blanket
    Sweden – Ikea catalog
    Italy – studded leather
    Ghana – coffee
    Switzerland – Alps
    Mexico – wildflowers
    Argentina – coal?
    Brazil – lit plants and fur?
    France – fashion
    Germany – wood
    Costa Rica – burlap bag
    Tunisia – African art
    Japan – comic books
    Iran – Persian rug
    Saudi Arabia – sand
    South Korea – electronics

  89. Herowyn says:

    England – Fish and Chips wrapped in newspaper (used to taste so much better!) Or it could be our huge Media presence or maybe the stereotypical Bowler Hat, cane and Broadsheet newspaper under the arm.

  90. Lymster says:

    Folks, if you note that tha bag from Costa Rica has CR next to each other. That is for SUGAR – in spanish SUCRE.

  91. Anders says:

    Maybe Italy’s is a tyre? Italy’s famous for it’s fancy cars like Ferrari etc.

  92. marko says:

    SERBIA is from church icon: White Angel!!!

  93. Ryan says:

    It seems to me that saudi-arabia is a dordango, or maybe just dirt or mud because it is deserty there

  94. maryam from IRAN says:

    very beutifull!!!!

  95. Federico Diaz Mastellone says:

    Excellent post… Thanks you.

  96. prague guy says:

    Is the czech ball related to Kafka? Well I know, that the Czech republic is in the world probably mainly known for Kafka’s writing. But we (czechs) have only a little relation to Kafka. Actually the “foreigners” know his piece much better than we do…
    Anyway congratulations, the balls look great :)

  97. hello says:

    FUNNY BALLS

  98. Czech-American says:

    The Czech ball should be pivo… beer to the rest of the world. Czech Republic – largest beer consumtion in the world. Now pass a Gambrinus!!!

  99. craggs says:

    what a load of balls!

  100. ya mum says:

    yo yo yo yo b

  101. Alex says:

    The USA one should be McDonalds cheeseburger wrappers.

  102. Californian says:

    It’s nice to see that we Americans aren’t the only ones ignorant about geography, languages and world commerce. Oh, and to the defensive Aussie… would you feel better if your ball were covered with Paul Hogan’s face or Fosters labels or crocodile skin or how about Koala fur?… Just roll with it! Nice balls!

  103. i no everything says:

    o i get it! there all soccerballs!

    mark another 1 down 4 i no everything

    ( 4 future refrences,im kidding)

  104. Rayne says:

    The USA one is funny. Do they come in different washes? Anyways, where is Canada?

  105. dennis says:

    the netherlands ball should be wrapped around weed leaves :P

  106. about the monta thing says:

    is that the steet jeans football?

  107. ding chow says:

    China’s is wrapped in the flesh of our defeated enemies. aka everyone. including you.

  108. kristen says:

    well…im from portugal so i SHOULD know this….im pretty SURE its either sand(HELLO ISLANDS)OR cork(SUPER WINE PRODECERS)i mean, what else closes up wine bottles?

  109. GreenDayGirl10123 says:

    OK AND NO ONE GETS IT. AND THIS HAS SOMETHING TO F DO WITH AN OPTICAL ILLUSION HOW??????

    my point made…

  110. Antoine says:

    agreed with “Californian”… its just one aspect upon many that each country is represented by…

  111. gert7 says:

    Ćhechien’s reminded me of Wikipedia

  112. Nachos Yummy says:

    U.S.A. is because it invented denim! lol

  113. Sasha says:

    i don’t really agree with the ukrainian one. Yes, the embroidery is similar, but it’s not very common:( But otherwise – every ball is great!

  114. hey says:

    to 75mph: you have obviously no idea where Tschechien is.. arabic handwriting, dont make me laugh…

  115. Lardi da says:

    England – Tabloid Newspapers
    U.S.A – Denim
    Paraguay – Lace
    Poland – Sheet Music
    Angola – Leopard skin
    Portugal – Cork
    Costa Rica – Coffee Bags
    Japan – Manga Anime
    Iran – Persian Carpets
    Saudi Arabia – Gold
    Australia – Aboriginal Art
    Sweden – Ikea Catalogue
    Serbia & Montenegro – White Angel
    Trinidad & Tobago – palm leaves
    Paraguay – canvas and lace?
    Spain – flowers
    Netherlands –
    Togo – African tribe patchwork quilt
    Ukraine – Flowers and Lace
    Croatia – Ties
    Ecuador – Blanket
    Italy – Studded Leather
    Ghana – Coffee
    Switzerland – Alps
    Mexico – Wildflowers
    Argentina – Coal
    Brazil – Carnival Costumes
    France – Fashion
    Germany – Wood
    Tunisia – African Art
    South Korea – Electronics

  116. rocket man says:

    i like the usa one because i can get in there pants

  117. Lady_Tramp says:

    For Portugal, without a doubt, it’s cork. Hello, CLAY?? SAND? Who thought of the caca?

  118. Pedro says:

    the portuguese ball is made of cork.
    Portugal is a small country, but it has the highest cork production in the whole world.
    By the way, do you know port wine? it is originally made in Porto, in Portugal (not in australia or somewhere else in the world…). Port is served as a starter or at the end of the meal, not as a table wine.

    about the pictures they’re good.
    By the way we were in 4th place in Germany’s World Cup 2006!

  119. Willy Wonka The greeatest candy man Hyper Lady-Rachael says:

    ok here r my guesse!
    England – Tabloid Newspapers
    U.S.A – Denim
    Paraguay – Lace
    Poland – Sheet Music
    Angola – Leopard skin
    Portugal – Cork
    Costa Rica – Coffee Bags
    Japan – Manga Anime
    Iran – Persian Carpets
    Saudi Arabia – Gold
    Australia – Aboriginal Art
    Sweden – Ikea Catalogue
    Serbia & Montenegro – White Angel
    Trinidad & Tobago – palm leaves
    Paraguay – canvas and lace?
    Spain – flowers
    Netherlands -
    Togo – African tribe patchwork quilt
    Ukraine – Flowers and Lace
    Croatia – Ties
    Ecuador – Blanket
    Italy – Studded Leather
    Ghana – Coffee
    Switzerland – Alps
    Mexico – Wildflowers
    Argentina – Coal
    Brazil – Carnival Costumes
    France – Fashion
    Germany – Wood
    Tunisia – African Art
    South Korea – Electronics
    ok thats all i have not good enough? too bad!!!!

  120. loser says:

    i like how the japan one had comics…ANIME RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
    =^.^=

  121. Lise says:

    “Tori

    on 10:37 AM
    I love jeans, but is that really what out country is known for? It would have been better to put the flag or statue of liberty because I think we are more known for freedom and liberty. All well, other countries don’t seem to be represented too well either, as ausie, Sasha, Keeks, emily, and many others stated. And ding chow, Ewww! BTW Aussie, if only 2% of the population is represented, then it isn’t a very good job, now is it? Nothing aganist Aborigionals, I just think the ball should represent the majority. Not that I kow what it is, as I’m not a aussie. AND Californian, I know geography and world commerce! AND I’M ONLY 13! Doesn’t everyone? Its not that hard to know where countries are! Being American doesn’t equal ignorance as most people think, thats just the other political party (Which shall remaine nameless for now for I don’t which to start an argument just because I’m hot-headed). Sorry if I have insultated anyone, and bye!

    If you think America should be known for its freedom and liberty then look at its human rights record!!!!

  122. Beanz says:

    I know the Japan one!!!
    It’s kinda too easy, but I know it!
    It’s anime on the soccer ball, and Anime is Japanese (duh!) I know, that’s really easy..but I love anime, so I was like, OMG!

  123. Anonymous says:

    some of the name i got and some i could get decifer..

  124. Anonymous says:

    i believe the polen one is made of written music

    cool

  125. Clare says:

    Yep, Poland is music…probably becuase there are a number of composers/musicians from there.
    (the first one who comes to my mind is one of my absolute favourites: Chopin.)

  126. Daft_SPARTAN-117 says:

    The soccer ball for Italy is made from tires,since they have Ferrari, etc. and they love racing cars.

  127. zoe says:

    Japanese manga ^_^

  128. bigbaldybloke says:

    portugal is CORK the main supplier of aforementioned substance…

  129. Anonymous says:

    Netherlands: “Het Melkmeisje” (“The Milkmaid”) from Johannes Vermeer
    and other Dutch well-known paintings (in holland)

  130. julian says:

    the countries are written in german, so australia is written australien. :P

    source: mein deutsch klasse

  131. Ozzy says:

    You know, I think mr one-S ‘Ausie’ has a point… kind of.

    Why does EVERYTHING that is meant to represent Australia have Aboriginal art all over it?

    We “Aussies” have treated the Aborigines terribly for hundreds of years. Many of them still live in poverty.

    The art on the ball was STOLEN. It does not represent Australian culture- not anymore

  132. Anonymous says:

    ozzy wat do you want on you’r ball then.
    kazoos?
    roos?
    dijaridoos?
    bbqs?

  133. Morgan says:

    Darlin’ Karen, the whole thing is written in German. So, no, in English it’s not australien.

    Love our English one! Chippy all the way! What if they did some of the city teams like this? I know what Sheffield would be (my hometown)! STEEL! Yahooza, imagane bootin that!

  134. Anonymous says:

    where’s Canada?

  135. Ruby says:

    The Netherland one is a painting that represented the humble and boring life of the Protestants before they traveled to the Americas.

  136. Ayumi says:

    Im australian and i dun have a problem with having aboriginal art representing us, they are the true custodans of this land and also we were the ones that invaded thier space so i think you should treat them with the respect they deserve. Australia is a multicultural country so its hard to find ONE thing that represents us so why not be the native people that do?

  137. KiraV says:

    LoL The Italian one looks like the most dangerous! xD (I’m Italian)
    But wtf, I want the Japanese oneeee!! ç___________ç

  138. Anonymous says:

    well i pretty much got most of them… they werent tht hard. but why are most places spelt wrong?

  139. Anonymous says:

    hey im croatian too
    haha Sweden….Ikea!

  140. lio says:

    i myself am german. all people here said for the german ball tha it’s standing for wood or sth. like that, but i think it’s standing fot the german oak tree that is on our coins, too.
    i’m wondering if germany really is known for wooden toys… i don’t think so.

  141. Mateus says:

    Apparently a lot of you know nothing of brazil ¬¬’.
    Well, these are the brazilian colors (blue, yellow and green), and also the colors of the brazilian macaw, which explains the feathers. Samba dancers dance in usual street clothes, except in carnival, where they dress the costumes, which not always involves feathers. Someone said it could represent the Kayapo tribe, and it’s possible, but it’s a small tribe, and I’m not even sure if they have feathers in their usual garment.

  142. Lucie Westenne says:

    the bloody australian one’s indigenous art! that’s exploitation, plus, it doesn’t show our underlying racist values (cronulla, anyone?)

  143. Someone says:

    The Swedish one is from the Ikea catalog

  144. Anonymous says:

    It’s that easy, each ball represents the country. Whatever the country is famous for,they designed their ball that way

  145. linda says:

    where is NORWAY?

  146. Anonymous says:

    Well I’m German and I just don’t understand why our ball looks as wood… Is Germany famous for wood??? That’s strange…
    I don’t think that’s because of clogs because we usually wear other shoes…

  147. Anonymous says:

    i’m italian and i belive that our ball it’s cover whit beedes, you know because we are famouse about fashion and sparkeling thig!

  148. Anonymous says:

    yeah I LURVE ABSOULTELY LURVE FOOTBALL BUT THIS ONE WAS CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP AND CRAP LUV YA
    YOU’VE BEEN SKYEZED HA HA SUCKERS
    UR CRAP

  149. pepper says:

    the japanese one is manga!!!

    I <3 MANGA!!!

  150. Anonymous says:

    The england one is newspapers because the printing press was invented in england

  151. Anonymous says:

    where’s Canada, eh?

  152. nebbit says:

    for everyone that doesn’t know, they’re not spelling mistakes. who ever wrote this is german. deutchland, frankereich, all german for germany and france.

  153. josh says:

    hah, i like how the sweeden ball is coverd with pages from the ikea catalaouge

  154. Ms.Observant says:

    THE JAPANESE ONE IS THE WAY IT IS BECAUSE ITS THE HOME OF ANIME AND MANGA! BINGO!

  155. Ms.Observant says:

    aww. I thought i was the first one to say sumthn bout japan being anime and manga. o wel. the japanese ppl at the local japanese restraunts kudnt tel ya crap about anime manga. let alone they know what the heck it is. whcih they dont.

  156. Nicole says:

    Costa Rica – coffee
    Brasilien – Carnival
    Ecuador – it’s those ponchos they wear
    Iran – prayer rug?

  157. Tanner Spears says:

    lol those are funny nice work

  158. Esther says:

    The Dutch one is because of the famous painting ‘Het melkmeisje van Vermeer’, painted by Johannes Vermeer. In English known as ‘The girl with the pearl earring’. They made a movie about it.

  159. Benji says:

    Paraguay is aopo’i. It’s a form of lace, I guess, but it’s very traditional. It was started by the Guarani natives I believe, and it’s backed by a legend of a girl, who on a walk with her parents, got lost. She was turned into a spider for the night so she could survive, and when she turned back to human form she remembered how to make webs. And that’s that.

  160. Leerox says:

    why JAPAN’s baLL is c0veres by a MANGA magazine?

    japan kn0w by p0puLarity 0f KARATE!! =D

  161. nicoleredz3 says:

    Whooo! Trinidad and Tobago!

    Nice artwork. :-)

  162. Maja says:

    HAHA! OH, it really pissed me off that they missedspelled Sweden! :D

  163. funny says:

    the aus one is the best but there all pretty cool

  164. Fat Loss Online says:

    Viva Brasil!

  165. Carlos says:

    portugal – cork

  166. gadgetgurl100 says:

    Cool! luv it :)

  167. Squallious says:

    Poland is comprised of sheet music, probably because of Francis Chopin, who wrote a bunch of popular classical songs.

    • SimpleSolutionsINC. says:

      “wrote a bunch of popular classical songs”? Your an idiot. He is a classical composer, you should look him up rather than insult him with your ignorant comment.

  168. Anonymous says:

    what the hell does “elfenbeinkuste” mean?

  169. the USA soccer ball is funny its like a pants

  170. Me says:

    Denim on US because that’s the most popular thing to wear. jeans and denim everywhere.

  171. ZL123 says:

    ‘Schweden’ is Sweden, and that is Ikea magazine!

  172. ZL123 says:

    France- fashion!

  173. Some Asian says:

    lol, IKEA flyers and Manga!!

  174. k honeialel says:

    Iran one is a Persian rug

  175. Nakamura says:

    the Japanese one. haha… :)) me like it :3

  176. wow no one got this…. USA! made the blue jeans :)

  177. Grace says:

    Argentina has to be a rainforest.

  178. Thhp says:

    That japanese one was awesome! GO MANGA AND ANIME!

  179. Sammy says:

    The Australien ball shows some aboriginal artwork, created by the Aboriginies. The Aboriginies were a group of people who originated in Australia with a very unique, non-modern culture.

  180. cheychey says:

    Frankreich, Italian, and Saudi-Arabian are the best balls. Ha, the sounds funny. The Usa 1 is creative,though .

  181. cheychey says:

    Argentina and Japan is cool,2.

  182. CHidinma says:

    hey theres no nigeria

  183. bob says:

    tiger/lion is angola’s country animal! BINGO!

  184. aurelio says:

    the england one has the word idiot :D

  185. JayEvans says:

    France, models ;D so fashion?

  186. Beth says:

    Are there any other American’s slightly ashamed that other countries have beautiful and necessary things to offer and we have LEVI’s?

  187. Jean says:

    I think we got denim ’cause it’s the one thing nearly all Americans agree is Cool!

  188. Peter says:

    sweden because ikea was from sweden

  189. scarlett says:

    These are so cute!

  190. Anna says:

    Paraguay: known for their Nanduti lace
    I feel proud that I actually knew Paraguay! Which have something to do with the fact that I just moved here

  191. MixMasterLP says:

    I liked the U.S., Japan, and England soccer balls. Especially the manga one. Fitting for Japan, don’t you think?

  192. Road Kamalot99 says:

    I love Japans ball, manga awesome! It’s just so fitting.

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