Rockers of the Day: 1,000 Musicians Beg Foo Fighters to Play in Italy by Performing 'Learn to Fly'

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Video Games IRL of the Day: Vigilante Mario Brothers Bring Water to Poor in Italy

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Italians who can't pay their utility bills are getting help from an unlikely source: Super Mario.

Wearing Mario masks and blue overalls, a group of vigilante plumbers from Rome have been turning the water back on in homes after utility companies turn it off.

They are fighting for underemployed citizens' "right to water" and investigate each case before deciding to take action, according to Vocativ.

About 25 percent of homes are late on payments, and they reportedly get about 200 requests a day.

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Mother Nature of the Day: Giant Boulder in Italy Takes Out One Building, Another Misses by Inches

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Historical Find of the Day: Even Michelangelo's Grocery Lists Were Works of Art

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The great Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, achitect, poet, and painter. And like anybody else, the man had to eat. But when he needed one of his servants to run to the market for a few things, he didn't just write them down like the rest of use. As you can see, the great artist made sure to be clear which items he wanted to be purchased.
All of Michelangelo's works, including this grocery list, are stored at Casa Buonarroti in Florance, Italy.

In the '70s, Italian Artist Adriano Celentano Wrote an Entire Song Out of Gibberish That Sounds Like English

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"Prisencolinensinainciusol" / Performed by Adriano Celentano and Raffaella Carrà / Broadcast via Radio Audizioni Italiane in 1972.

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day

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In Sunday's Euro 2012 final, the Italians, already losing by a wide margin, were forced to play a man down after losing their third and final substitution to injury.

After Spain went on to score two more goals to make the score 4-0, goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas pleaded with the referee to end the match early out of "respect for the rival."

His gesture ended the Italians' misery just 30 seconds early, but it still deserves a place among some of the classier moves in sports.

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