Wacky Web Week

Even French cattle have a fondness for jazz

It’s common knowledge that the French like Jerry Lewis and jazz. Now there’s proof that French cows share that taste in music. A Utah-based jazz band stopped to entertain a bovine audience in Autrans, France — and caught the attention of the entire herd.

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Where the fish are jumping — by the hundreds

The fisherman’s lament: Spent all day casting my line and have nothing to show for it but an empty pouch, lost hooks, and a sunburn. Like all outdoor endeavors, fishing can be a frustrating sport.

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Facebook etiquette lessons, circa 1960

We may be well into the digital age, when everything seems to change mind-numbingly fast, but some rules of interpersonal relationships remain timeless.

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The CliffsNotes version of Star Wars

Few movies are better known than the six episodes of Star Wars — especially the original trilogy. But a few people have managed to miss this important artifact of American culture.

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For one canine athlete, a hedge too high

Often, when we reach beyond our abilities, the consequences can be painful — even tragic. But sometimes it can be downright funny.

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In the court of public opinion, a snake wins

No doubt most of us would be startled to see a snake slithering out from the engine compartment of our car — especially if we’re flying down the highway at the time.

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Intrepid spider-catcher impresses child

Giant spiders don’t appear on the kitchen ceiling every day, so it’s a videoworthy occasion when a father decides to demonstrate his wildlife-management skills.

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Add an armored laptop to your security checklist

Some security threats simply can’t be foreseen. Who guesses that someone, in the middle of a workday, will decide on the spur of the moment to demolish a computer?

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Possessed by a supernatural … vacuum?

It’s the fear of every TV-show producer — a product commercial that proves more creative and more interesting than the show it’s intended to support. Think of the many VW Beetle commercials of the past. (Look ‘em up on YouTube if you’re too young to have seen them.)

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Watch out! This photo booth has attitude

Remember the photo booth? It was right up there with riding the Big Dipper and eating cotton candy as things you had to do at the amusement park.

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