World Cup: German astronaut shaves heads of American co-workers after winning wager
FIFA president Sepp Blatter may earn plenty of laughs for his suggestions about inter-planetary soccer competition, but the World Cup has had extra-planetary ramifications this year.
Aboard the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst and Americans Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson decided to place a friendly wager on the game. If the US won, Wiseman and Swanson would get to decorate Gerst's already bald head with an American flag.
— NASA (@NASA) June 27, 2014
No word yet on the reaction of the three Russian cosmonauts to their country failing to advance to the Round of 16.