Wacky Web Week

Egyptian statue turns its back on the world

Although a thousand-year-old Egyptian statue had been standing quietly in a glass case in a Manchester, England museum for 80 years, it has lately commanded the attention of almost everyone who watches the news.

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Regular American mishap: California style

The hail-from place names in this video are Californian — but the situation is all-American, coast to coast.

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Hot-shop hotshots entertain museum visitors

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, has a glass-blowing studio equipped with theater seating on site. Almost any day, you can watch a talented crew of glass blowers making art in the museum.

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Base-jumping the world’s tallest peak

This was a year for records on Everest. Among them, Russian Valery Rozov made the highest base jump.

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Grand old machine on duty since Jazz Age

Luckily for Seattle silent-film and music enthusiasts, the local Paramount Theater has held on to its mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, first installed in 1927. Through those many years, the theater has kept the organ operating and in tune — no minor feat, given its size and complexity.

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Discovering new talent at Costco’s Pump 16

Sometimes the best entertainers are just regular folks, as the Tonight Show’s Pumpcast News team discovered at a gas station in Burbank, California.

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Rising and falling by diverse means: mimed

Michael Menes is a one-man variety show. He’s a juggler, mime, and physical comedian of exceptional skill, as you’ll see in this video.

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Here comes the sun: Beach-blanket Seattle

We at Windows Secrets are not born-and-bred natives of Seattle, but we know our city. So we can attest to the truthfulness of this sly video.

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The travails of a good-sport fisherman

Bill Dance’s website calls him a Southern gentleman angler as well as America’s most-loved TV fisherman. Even if you never see his show, you’ll at least appreciate these outtakes for his sense of humor.

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Small boy with big sticks plays gigs

Avery is a mere six years old — and he’s already an exceptional musician. His drumming is not simply enthusiastic or con brio: he knows what he’s doing.

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