Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? Well, now you have a myriad of ways in which to do so, because the Vuvuzela — a stadium horn blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa — has gone certifiably viral.
The World Cup kicked off last Friday, and with it came a torrent of protests and derision aimed at the instrument, which many find reminiscent of a swarm of bees on the move, or a herd of elephants trumpeting and trumpeting and trumpeting.
The BBC is even looking into how it can provide Vuvuzela-free coverage of the Cup. Like many annoying things, the Vuvuzela, however, continues to grow in popularity, spawning a bevy of Internet tributes. We’re including our favorites below. But first check out this informational vid from Discovery Networks for more dirt on the controversial horn:
Yup. This Twitter account is basically a lot of the above. I really enjoy how the Twitterer retweets other Vuvuzela imitators and switches from Twitter client to Twitter client — it cuts down on the droning monotony.
The iPhone and Android Apps
Oh, man, I just downloaded this handy app for my Eris, and let me tell you — the Mashable office LOVED it when I — with no warning whatsoever — fired up that baby and began shaking it about with glorious abandon. (You can choose from a virtual buffet of horns — 32 representing each of the teams in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa).
I suggest snagging it for either your Android or iPhone [iTunes link] and following my lead — it’s gonna be a loooong day, fellow Mash staff…
This app comes from the same people who brought you the above toys, but it just doesn’t have the same oomph. Maybe because you’re only really able to give the gift of aural irritation in effigy?
The Parody Protest Vids
It was inevitable that people would take to YouTube to express their ire, but the above vid is just weird.
What’s your favorite Vuvuzela-inspired fare? Share the agony and ecstasy in the comments.
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