14 Weird Pregnancy Facts

So let’s start off with the fact that pregnancy in general is a weird and exciting experience to go through. Isn’t it crazy to think that you’re growing another human being inside you? Mind blowing right? There’s this living creature inside of you moving around which is another crazy experience. I’ve heard people explaining what it supposedly feels like to have a baby move inside you when you really won’t understand until it’s actually happening to you. There are many more things you could possibly experience while being pregnant however, I only touched on a few.

1) When you get to be at about four months pregnant your little, innocent, baby begins urinating inside you! On average, your baby urinates at about a liter a day. Weird right? Oh it gets better! Your little one actually drinks the urine they are excreting!

2) At the end of your pregnancy, your placenta will produce the same amount of estrogen that a non-pregnant woman produces in three years’ time!

3) The longest pregnancy that resulted in a live birth belongs to Beulah Hunter which was 375 days. Nine months is long enough, can you imagine over a year of having that big belly and heartburn?

4) Your heart actually get’s bigger during pregnancy! According to Live Strong, the size of your heart and its position changes during pregnancy. Your uterus expands thus pushing the diaphragm upwards which then pushes the heart farther into the chest cavity. It will increase by about a total of 12% during pregnancy.

5) One in every 2000 babies is born with teeth. These teeth are called Natal teeth and are extremely rare, as you can see by the numbers. Most of the time these Natal teeth have just come earlier in life when their usual schedule doesn’t make an appearance until later on when they receive their baby teeth. So far, there is no known cause for this condition but studies show that there are hereditary links. If a baby is born with teeth and they are not loose in any way then there is no need to remove them because it is not considered a choking hazard unless another reason to remove them becomes evident. Another reason that these teeth might be pulled would be if they are very sharp because they would cause a lot of discomfort to the nursing mother. How scary would it be trying to breast feed a baby with teeth? Ouch!

6) Having a lot of heartburn during your pregnancy? Well it looks like your baby will be born with a full head of hair. Yes ladies, this is TRUE. According to CBS News, a study was done at Johns Hopkins which was published in the journal Birth stating that there is some type of correlation between heartburn and a child being born with hair.

7) Ever heard of having «pregnancy brain»? Well apparently it’s due to the fact that women have less oxygen in their blood which causes this phenomenon. «There is 15 to 40 times more progesterone and estrogen marinating the brain during pregnancy,» says Louann Brizendine, MD. Another factor that supposedly causes «pregnancy brain» is a lack of sleep. No one thinks clearly or functions normally when their going through some sort of sleep deprivation. Bad news is ladies that this fogginess could last up to a year after giving birth! No one can blame you for forgetting things now, it’s a pregnancy thing!

8) If you’re having a little baby girl she develops all of her reproductive eggs that she will ever use in utero whereas little boys don’t develop sperm until they reach puberty years later.

9) Did you know you can actually share your pregnancy symptoms with your spouse or significant other? It’s a term that’s called Couvade Syndrome which is also known as sympathetic pregnancy. This is actually a type of condition where the father-to-be will have similar experiences to you in the sense of some aches and pains along with those crazy dreams that come along with pregnancy. Is your spouse gaining some weight right along with you and having those never ending back pains? Then most likely they are suffering from this condition.

10) Babies can actually cry while their in the womb. This can start as early as the 28th week of gestation. They don’t make any kind of crying noises just yet but they silently cry which makes us want to cry right along with them! There was a study done that recorded ultrasounds of fetuses during the third trimester in which they startled the baby with a low decibel noise against the mother’s stomach which caused the baby to display traditional crying behavior. Such behavior consisted of opening their mouths and gasping irregularly. Makes sense that this can happen though right? I mean, it is rather dark and scary in there.

11) Nipple stimulation is the only scientifically proven method of legitimately bringing on labor. So eating pineapple and spicy food is really unnecessary because that’s not going to cause you to go into labor. Nipple stimulation actually releases oxytocin which is a hormone that causes contractions to start. This hormone also helps your labor to progress. Now don’t think that by doing this that it’s a sure fire way to kick start those contractions into gear, this can only work if your body is primed and ready for labor to actually start.

12) More twins are born in Central Africa then anywhere else in the world. According to Livescience, the central African country of Benin, has the highest average of twin birth rates with 27.9 twins per 1,000 births.

13) A woman’s uterus expands to more than 500 times its normal size over her entire pregnancy! During the third trimester, a woman’s uterus gets to be the size of a watermelon! The human body is truly an amazing thing.

14) Your little fetus can actually get erections in the womb. As parents, thinking about your young child getting aroused isn’t the kind of thoughts we want to have however, these little babies have been caught being aroused during ultrasounds.

As I said previously, there are so many other symptoms that can happen during pregnancy and these are just a few of the weirdest that I found interesting. None of these symptoms put your baby at risk for anything or endangers him or her in any way. These are just some interesting facts that occur thanks to good ol’ Mother Nature. Pregnancy is a mysterious and magical experience that makes you come to appreciate all that the human body is capable of doing to keep your little fetus safe, secure, and growing strong.

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New to London – Where to Stay

London is one big town with plenty to do. So where to stay to get the most out of London?

Personally, I strongly suggest staying around a zone 2 area. For the benefit of those who don’t know what this means – I am referring to the zones in the London transport system, specifically the trains or the tube as its commonly known.

So, lets begin. Firstly, to get our bearings of the city, let us understand the places of work in London. The common areas where you will probably work in London could be anywhere between Hammersmith in the West to Aldgate in the East to Baker Street in the North. If you are working in Finance or Banking than there is a high probability that you will be working in Canary Wharf (in the east).

Secondly, places to party / theatre / and awesome nights out would be: Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square & Covent Garden.

Thirdly, primary shopping spot – for the fashion slaves, London’s main shopping strip is Oxford Street between Bond St and Oxford Circus.

So here are list of my fav areas for each direction on the compass with approx weekly rent per person:

North

£150 – 175 per person / per week

Swiss Cottage – nice area, not many pubs or spots for night out but very convenient

West Hampstead – next to Swiss Cottage, great local spots at West End Lane

Finchley Road – very very convienient for commuting to the airports for weekend getaways, close to a shopping centre (the O2) and close to the local drinking spots in West Hampstead.

A lot of young professional people living in these areas.

£130 – 160 per person / per week

Angel – eclectic, a lot of bars and places to hang out. A bit like Newtown in Sydney.

West

£160 – 200+ per person / per week

Posh posh posh.

Notting Hill – famous from the movie, host a carnival every year. Great market and a good vibe

Bayswater – Convenient, close to Notting Hill and a little cheaper than Notting Hill

South

£160 – 180 per person / per week

Victoria Station – the famous station. Super convenient, close to theatres and the West End / Piccadilly Circus / Greenpark (London’s nightlife hub)

£140ish

Pimlico – nice area, close to Victoria station. Some spots might have some views towards Waterloo / the Parliament.

East

In the old days the East would be a no go zone. Now its been re-vamped with plenty of new apartments around / high rises and modern places, very convient for the banking and finance folks who work in Canary Wharf.

Prices Vary. Areas to consider:

Canada Water

Canary Wharf

Limehouse

So, where to stay? Well when I was in London, I worked at Bank, Canary Wharf and Aldgate East (all towards the East) but stayed in West Hamstead / Finchley Rd / Swiss Cottage. I loved it – price was reasonable, good gentry, close to London’s West End and so easy to travel over the weekends with great bus services to the airports.

Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to contact us at Globe Unlimited if you want to discuss or know anything more from this article.

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EPL 2011-12 Preview: Chelsea Vs Liverpool

Stamford Bridge will be witness to a big match day when Liverpool travel to face Chelsea, on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in match week 12.

Villas-Boas’ men are coming off a 1-0 win away at Blackburn, on the back of Lampard’s 52nd minute header. It was an unconvincing performance by the Stamford Bridge squad for whom the game was a must-win, after consecutive league defeats, including a 5-3 loss at home to Arsenal. The visitors were colourless in the first half; after a first minute scoring opportunity to Sturridge that was saved by Robinson, the hosts dominated possession.

Chelsea were lucky to see a shot from Yakubu go wide as he reached out to prod a cross from Formica home. Sturridge was the outstanding player for Chelsea, and he came close to winning a penalty, and had another scoring attempt. Rovers almost equalised on 86 minutes when the ball ricocheted off the underside of the bar after Ivanovic’s muffed an attempted clearance off a Pedersen corner.

Liverpool played out a 0-0 stalemate against Swansea, at Anfield, in match week 11. The hosts failed to breach a Swansea defence on a day that will be remembered for Andy Carroll’s missed scoring chance more than anything else. This was Liverpool’s third consecutive home draw that had several other scoring opportunities squandered, including one by Routledge for Swansea, and Liverpool were lucky not to concede and had Reina between the posts to thank for a brilliant one-handed save that kept Routledge’s shot from doing damage.

Head to head, Chelsea and Liverpool have met 18 times, in the Premier League, and Chelsea have won on 9 of those occasions, while Liverpool have won on 7, with the remaining two games drawn. The last time these teams met was in February 2011, at the same venue; Liverpool won that game 1-0.

Currently placed 4th on the league table, the Stamford Bridge squad have hosted 5 home games, this season, winning 4 and losing the remaining one, while Liverpool who are in 6th place have had 3 wins and 2 losses in 5 games on the road.

This one promises to be an intriguing match between two well-matched teams both trying to get some momentum going in their campaign, with Chelsea enjoying an edge on the back of home advantage.

Chelsea’s starting eleven against Blackburn: Cech, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Mata, sturridge, Malouda.

Liverpool’s starting eleven against Swansea: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Carroll, Suarez.

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The Bustling and Historical Bridgetown Barbados – Caribbean

Barbados may be known for its gorgeous beaches, but before you head out to these sandy patches of paradise, take the time to explore the island nation's only true city -Bridgetown. This Caribbean city and holds the biggest population in the country, and offers curious visitors a look at Barbados' rich culture and history.

While the city may have established quite a number of modern structures like office complexes, shopping malls and banks, Bridgetown has still managed to preserve a number of its most precious historic sites and colonial buildings. The city maintains a very energetic atmosphere enhanced by its vibrant streets, regularly occupied by eager vendors of various goods and fresh produce. Here, you will get plenty of opportunities for duty -free shopping especially in areas like the Broad Street. It is also very easy to find local crafts in the city's street markets.

Most of the important tourist sites in Bridgetown are within easy walking distance from the city center. And fortunately, the city buses serve most of these destinations. Take note that Bridgetown is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. While here, don't miss the chance to walk around its fascinating historical section, which is home to the city's most precious architectural landmarks, including the Parliament Buildings of Barbados. These buildings exude the exquisite neo-gothic design and were constructed in the late 19th century using coral limestone. One of the impressive features of the buildings is its stained glass windows, which depict the different British monarchs. Its west wing houses the government offices, the clock tower, the Parliament Museum and the National Gallery. And if you walk to the east wing, you will find the Senate and House of Assembly.

The Barbados Garrison is another significant historical landmark in Bridgetown. It fact this garrison is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is considered to be the largest of its kind during the 18th and 19th centuries. These days, the garrison houses the Barbados Defense Force, but it has other sections that are worth visiting. Some of these sections include the St. Ann's Fort, established in 1705; the Georgian style mansion called George Washington House; and the Barbados National Armory, which maintains a massive collection of iron cannons, made during the 17th century. Another important building found in the garrison is the Barbados Museum, which can give you great insight into the island's history through its extensive exhibits and galleries. In the exterior portion of the Barbados Garrison lies an oval green space, which is used as a park and venue for sporting events, horse races and parades.

Make your way to the city's natural harbor called Carlisle Bay, which also plays hosts to regular water sports events. If you walk to the southern side of the bay, you will find the popular Pebbles beach, which is frequently visited due to its soft white sand and perfectly calm water, suitable for swimming. If scuba diving is something you would like to do, arrange an excursion to the Carlisle Bay Marine Park, whose ocean floor is occupied by a couple of old shipwrecks.

If you are content just staying on the beach, comfortably sitting on a sun lounge and protected by an umbrella; then you should seek out the Boatyard Beach Club. This club is conveniently equipped with a restaurant and offers a range of fun water-based activities.

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Scenario of Indian Sports Arena

Sports are essential part of a healthy daily routine. Sports do not only exercise the body muscles, but also deliver freshness and keep active. India has a great sporting history as there are many sports like Kabaddi, Wrestling, and Swimming etc., which are the important elements of Indian culture. Basically sports are of two types – indoor and outdoor. Indoor sports include the games like Billiards, Chess, etc whether the outdoor games have Cricket, Football, and Wrestling etc. In ancient time the people of India had many interesting sports for their entertainment and refreshment, especially outdoor sports. In fact, some sports have their origin in the roots of Indian culture like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, and boat racing etc.

In present Indian sports scenario, Cricket is the most prominent sport in which India has an excellent track record. Football is another popular game in some parts of India, but Cricket has more popularity among the Indians. There are some world level sporting events in India, but most of them are devoted to Cricket. Also there are events for other games like Hockey Premier League. India has hosted many international sporting events as Hockey World Cup, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in the past.

Apart from Cricket, Indians have delivered some excellent knocks in International sports. Indians have won many medals in Commonwealth and Asian games. In fact, Indians are the world champions in the games like Chess, Billiards etc. They were also the world Hockey champions for many times in the past. In tennis and shuttling there are some brilliant talents in India. Currently Delhi is going to host its first Commonwealth games in 2010. Indian Premier League is a well known sporting event in India, which is among the most successful domestic events in international level.

Many sporting authorities are working towards the wellness of the sports in India. Sporting bodies get aids from the government of India for developing the infrastructure and nurturing the growing talent. India has some world level stadiums like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyanchand stadiums etc. which have standard facilities world sports persons. These bodies are supposed to arrange the basic requirements for their concerned sports. Some legendary sports persons from India made a great impact on world stage. Major Dyanchand from hockey, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket, Pulela Gopichand from shuttling, Abhinav Bindra from shooting, Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani from Billiards, V Anand from chess are among some of the sports persons who left a grand impact in international sports arena.

As India has some world level athletes and sports persons, they are very few as compared to other countries and population of India. Sporting authorities should concentrate on developing new talent from the roots. More sporting events should be organized to promote the sports in low levels. Sports persons have to move towards big cities for better facilities, since in there is the lack of basic requirements in towns. Still Indians have to prove their capabilities in Olympics, the greatest sporting event in international scenario. Indians have won very few personal medals in Olympics. Lack of basic requirements, fundamental facilities and promotional sporting events in root level are the main reasons behind the failure of Indian athletes in the big events like Olympics.

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Pre-Season Soccer Training – The Basics

Effective pre-season training is important for all soccer players of any age, whether you play for a team in the Premier League or your local college team and the work done in pre-season can define the competitive season ahead, making the difference between winning trophies or being also-rans.

The Pre-season soccer training schedule should be planned out by the coach in order to maximise each session. Ideally training should begin at least five to six weeks before the season actually starts.

Each training session should start with a thorough warm-up taking care not to strain any muscles in early pre-season. Ideally each session should begin with a five minutes gentle jogging followed by gentle static stretching, followed by more jogging followed by a more intensive stretching session, while taking care not to over stretch and cause damage to muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Stretching for soccer should include all major muscle groups, with a mixture of dynamic and static stretches. Dynamic stretching exercises that are perfect for soccer and include swinging the arms and circling the shoulders, twisting the upper body and swinging the legs as if kicking an imaginary ball, be careful not to over stretch with these exercises. Static stretches do not involve movement of the joint and are essential for the quadriceps and hamstrings. Ballistic stretches which involve bouncing to maximise the stretch are no longer advocated and should be avoided.

Running is excellent for aerobic conditioning and should be encouraged as improved fitness will pay dividends later in the season, this should involve distance work, sprinting and running that involves work with the soccer ball. Dribbling the soccer ball around cones or across a defined area will improve conditioning, speed and ball control at the same time.

Work with the soccer ball can be extended by spending time controlling the ball with the feet, knees and head, a perfect way to practice this is to divide players into pairs and have one player throw the ball while the other controls and returns to his partner.

Each session can be completed with a short game possibly integrating two touch soccer which will improve ball control and passing accuracy and also encourage thinking and movement off the ball. Following the game a cool down with stretching should take place to minimise aching and tired muscles which will aid recovery for your next session.

During early pre-season is it important not to over exert the players and to make the sessions fun which will motivate if players are tired not too push them too much, this can result in injury and lack of enthusiasm. Another important factor for any training session is adequate hydration, ensure all the players have a water bottle and keep adequately hydrated throughout the training session.

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A Short Biography of Famous Soccer Player – Steven Gerrard

His full name is Steven George Gerrard. He is also called as Stevie G. He was born in Whiston, Merseyside on 30 May 1980. He is a professional soccer player who currently plays for his national team of England and captains for English Premier League club Liverpool. His playing position in the field is as a centre midfielder. But, since in 2007 after the appearance of Torres at Liverpool, Gerrad has been played primarily as a second striker for his club squad, and played as a winger for his national team since 2006.

Gerrard is the current vice-captain of the England national soccer side. Nevertheless, he became a captain for his national at the 2010 World Cup in the nonattendance of Rio Ferdinand who missed the event because of injury.

Gerrard spent his whole career at Anfield. In 1998, he made his first appearance in a competition against Blackburn Rovers. Gerrard made his 100th appearance in European club tournament for Liverpool on 10 March 2009 in opposition to Real Madrid and made two goals in a 4-0 win.

In international level, he made his first appearance in 2000 in opposition to Ukraine. In September 2001, he made his first international goal in the well-known 5-1 victory over Germany in a 2002 World Cup qualifier. Gerrard took part in his first World Cup in 2006, and he was England’s top scorer in the competition.

He has many honors for a professional soccer player. With Liverpool club, he won FA Cup (2000-2001, 2005-2006), League Cup (2000-2001, 2002-2003), FA Community Shield (2001, 2006), UEFA Champions League (2004-2005), UEFA Cup (2000-2001), UEFA Super Cup (2001-2002, 2005-2006).

As an individual player, he won FWA Footballer of the Year (2008-2009), PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2005-2006, PFA Young Player of the Year (2000-2001), PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2000-2001, 2008-2009), PFA Team of the Year (2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009), FA Premier League Player of the Month (March 2001, March 2003, December 2004, April 2006, March 2009), UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2004-2005), UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (2004-2005), UEFA Team of the Year (2005, 2006, 2007), FIFA/FIFPro World XI (2007, 2008, 2009), FA Cup Final Man of the Match (2005-2006), Goal of the Season (2005-2006), and England Player of the Year (2007). Gerrard has been proposed on many occasions for the FIFA World Player of the Year Award and the Ballon d’Or.

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Brother CS6000i – Lightweight Sewing Machine With Heavy Features

Brief History of the Sewing Machine

The first sewing machine was built in 1874, based on a design made and patented in 1790 by English inventor Thomas Saint. Back in the olden days, sewing machines could only sew one item with a single stitch type. There were only two types available – the hand-crank and the treadles. Later on, although the treadle model is still produced for domestic use even until today, most of them are fitted with a motor for more efficient sewing.

About Brother CS6000i

The Brother CS6000i is a new generation sewing machine. It performs not only simple stitching tasks, but it also performs more advanced tasks such as crafting home decoration, quilting, garment construction, and sewing buttonholes. This computerized sewing machine features an LCD screen which allows for easy stitch selection. There are 60 built-in stitches for utility and decorative purposes to choose from. You just need to select one and the machine will automatically sew the stitch. Using the LCD display, you can adjust the length and width of each stitch (the maximum width is 7 mm). Besides the size of the stitch, the display will also show you which foot should be used for making a certain stitch.

You can also easily adjust the upper thread tension for different types of thread and fabric using the tension control dial. To operate the machine, you can either use the foot pedal or the start/stop button. For sewing small items such as sleeves and cuffs, you can remove its free arm attachment. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine also comes with a needle set, additional bobbins, twin needle, seam ripper, extra spool pin, eyelet punch, leaning brush, screw driver, and 6 different types of snap-on presser feet. You will also get a foot control, a power cord, and instruction manual. 

About Brother Industries, Ltd.

Brother Industries, Ltd. is a Japan-based company which manufactures various products including printers, label printers, large machine tools, typewriters, fax machines, sewing machines, and other computer-related electronic devices. The company was established in 1908 in Nagoya, and was originally named Yasui Sewing Machine Co. The company had its first overseas sales affiliate in 1954 with the establishment of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.). In 1962, the company’s name was changed to Brother Industries, Ltd. From 1989 to 1999, the company became the primary sponsor of the Manchester City Football Club. This collaboration is considered one of the longest unbroken sponsorship deals of any football club in England.

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A Short Biography of Famous Soccer Player – Robert Pires

His complete name is Robert Emmanuel Pires. He was born on 29 October 1973 in Reims. Pires is of Portuguese and Spanish parentage. His playing position in the field is as a winger/attacking midfielder. Pires could play all across the midfield or in a place to support the striker(s) although he usually takes the role on the left wing. He is a soccer player of French who at present takes part for Villarreal of the Spanish club.

In club level, he experienced playing for senior clubs such as Metz in 1992-1998, Marseille in 1998-2000, Arsenal in 2000-2006, and Villarreal in 2006 -.

He was member of the 1998 World Cup of France and Euro 2000 winning team. He had to fail to spot the 2002 World Cup because of an injury he maintained playing on behalf of Arsenal club. Pires played in 1996 Olympic Games and Euro 2004 as well. Pires collected 79 caps for his national team and made 14 goals. At the 2001 Confederations Cup Pires also gained the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards in Korea/Japan.

During his career as a professional soccer player, Robert Pires collected many honors and achievements. Some of them are 1996 League Cup Winner (Metz), 1998 World Cup Winner (France), 1999 UEFA Cup Runner-up (Marseille), 2000 European Championships Winner (France), 2001 FA Cup Runner-up (Arsenal), 2001 Confederation Cup Winner (France), 2002 Premier League Winner (Arsenal), 2003 FA Cup Winner (Arsenal), 2003 Confederation Cup Winner (France), 2004 Premier League Winner (Arsenal), 2005 FA Cup Winner (Arsenal), 2006 Champions League Runner-up (Arsenal).

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Premier League

When looking for the top soccer in the world one not get conflicted by believing the World Cup or the Champions League is the number one tournament in the world. You might be right when thinking the World Cup is the biggest event but it does not present the highest standard of football year in, year out. When you are looking for the best the English League is the number one spot in Europe and in the world. You will find many of the world’s premier players in the League from Drogba to Torres to Ashley Cole to Carlos Tevez and many more.

The Barclays Premier has been around since 1992 and is the top level of the English football league system. There are 20 different teams in the league and work with relegation and promotion with the The Football Championship League which has been around since 1888. Since its creation in 1992 it has become the largest league in terms of revenue with over 2 billion euros coming in for the 08-09 seasons. The Premier League has gone through 3 different title sponsors since its inception. Currently the Premier league is sponsored by Barclays making it the Barclays Premier League. As of this time it is the number one ranked league according to the Union of European Football Associations.

The League is the fourth highest grossing league or any sport in the world. It only trails the big 3 in the United States (National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association) making the Premier League the largest sports league outside of the United States.

The Premier League has been topped by four teams Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, and Manchester United since the league’s inception. These four teams have won all of the leagues titles. Manchester United leads the group with eleven championships but are being caught up by their rival and last years champions Chelsea. All of the 20 teams in the Premier League compete each year for the Malachite trophy which has the names of all the teams since the league’s inception are listed on the trophy. In 2004 Arsenal received a unique gold version of the trophy to signify them going through the season undefeated.

The Premier League also sends four teams to the UEFA Champions League. The top two placed teams will enter the group stage directly while the third and fourth placed teams gets placed into a knockout round that precedes the group format.

The main reason for the success of the Premier League is its presence on the world’s stage. The league is promoted as «The Greatest Show on Earth». The world is watching also since it is estimated that over a half a billion people in over 200 countries follow the Premier League on a regular basis. Many teams regularly expand their global fan base by touring the World as part of their pre season fixtures, this also allows the opportunity to further expand their revenues. The facts are if you are looking for the best soccer in the world the Premier League is your league of choice.

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