Tatu Bom de Bola

Album: One Love, One Rhythm - The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album (2014)
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  • This breezy tune by Brazilian samba artist Arlindo Cruz was recorded for the 2014 World Cup. It was the official song of the tournament’s mascot - an armadillo named Fuleco.
  • The Portuguese name for the armadillo is the tatú-bola and the song title loosely translates into English as, "Armadillo's Got Game."
  • Cruz recorded the song in the style of pagode, a Brazilian style of music which originated in Rio de Janeiro as a subgenre of samba.
  • Here are some armadillo fun facts (source The Encyclopedia of Trivia):

    The armadillo is the only other animal other than us humans that can contract leprosy.

    While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes.

    An armadillo can walk under water.

    Armadillos feed on insects, snakes, fruit, and rotting flesh of dead animals.

    Armadillos nearly always give birth to quadruplets of the same sex.

    The Glyptodont, an ice age relative of the armadillo, was the size of a small car.


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