Wacky Web Week

For one it’s a toy — for the other it’s a meal

What each of us sees through a window can be vastly different. It all depends on your perspective.

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Allen! Allen! Al! … It’s not Alan. … Steve!

Adding human voices to animal videos is far from novel — but it’s still hysterically funny. That’s especially true when wildlife actors combine with the quirky humor that’s uniquely British.

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Guest lizard doesn’t lounge on show

W.C. Fields said you should never work with animals and small children. This is advice that anyone who works in front of a camera should keep in mind. And that’s especially true for TV journalists, given the range of their possible interview subjects on any given news day.

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Arming yourself against fresh fruit

We hope that, after reading this special issue on personal privacy, you’re fully prepared to defend yourself from Internet threats. Now for something more difficult: defending yourself from fresh fruit.

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Mountain bike racer has camera: you travel

What’s good about the recorded action from a mountain biker’s helmet-cam? You get to go along for the ride as he jumps, dodges, and otherwise careens down a difficult track.

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Future ‘rock stars’ on the big wall

In this video, we’re not watching rock performances of the musical variety, but the kind climbers covet. And although many parents use candy to get their kids to do homework and chores, this dad has his kids climbing the walls for sweets.

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Guilty as charged — a doggie confession

Dogs are truly talented friends. They’re ecstatic to see us when we walk in the door, and they can make us smile, no matter what kind of day we’ve had.

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The help desk — sixth-century edition

Magic, isn’t it, when you know how something works? We rarely need to call a help desk to use our laptops, smartphones, and e-book readers — we know how to turn that technological page. But that wasn’t the case when we first picked up these digital devices.

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Portable black hole gives employee access to all

Here’s a video we’ve used before, but we think it’s both appropriate for this issue’s theme and certainly humorous enough to repeat.

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Twenty-four variations in a Chinese box

Living within 344 tightly circumscribed square feet might be a huge challenge to those of us dwelling in North America and Europe, but millions of people manage it.

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