Wacky Web Week

All that jazz in NOLA — in case you missed it

If you forgot to festoon yourself in feathers and beads, failed to put on your mask and pick up your bassoon, and (furthermore) forbore to shimmy on down to the riverside, the folks in this video did it all for you — at Mardi Gras this week, down in New Orleans.

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Champis: The world’s smallest shepherd

As any student of animal behavior can tell you, size does not necessarily mean superiority. Ever watched a small, determined bird harry a much bigger hawk?

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Fiery Celtic dancing by Dutch horse in the U.S.

Peaceful multiculturalism is alive and dancing in a California dressage circle.

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Culturally relevant rugby in the South Pacific

If you’ve ever seen a haka, you know it’s not the hula. In this video, two rugby teams, the New Zealand All Blacks and the Samoan Sevens, prepare for play by first preparing for war.

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Waltz of the crashes in snowy Seattle

Once again, we have positive proof — most of Seattle’s inhabitants simply can’t drive in snow.

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Imagining the secret life of books, after hours

Books represent the ultimate distillation of the life of the mind. But what if books had a life of their own?

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Illusions in an ice-and-water world

The world beneath the waves is strange and beautiful; things behave in unusual and unexpected ways — especially for visitors from terra firma.

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Ducks take on all comers — friend or foe

If you haven’t thought about the essential nature of ducks lately, it might be a good way to begin the year.

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The best of Wacky Web Week — 2011

When it came to the most popular Wacky Web Week for 2011, it was no contest. The most viewed video showed our churlish baristas dishing out their pointed opinions on how coffee should be consumed. And we thought this was just a Seattle phenomenon!

So for 2011’s best of Wacky Web Week, we start you off with “Purchasing the morning brew turns ugly.” We follow with other popular videos and finish off with our own favorite of 2011 — just because we never get tired of watching it. Enjoy!

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Tired of surfing in the wet? Try a volcano!

A cold, wet winter here in the Pacific Northwest soon puts us in mind of warm places — possibly somewhere we might try a bit of longboard surfing. Hawaii? Been there, done that. We’re looking for something a bit more exotic.

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