Wacky Web Week

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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The road most people don’t travel (to the sofa)

Home is where the bike hangs out in the stairwell. It’s also where the iron, the thermos, and the laptop share space on the coffee table.

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Extreme luck — wrong place, right time

You know those action flicks where the crashing car magically misses the hero by inches? Fun to watch, but a part of your mind says, “Way too far-fetched to really happen!”

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Home sweet home: the complete cubicle

For some people, camaraderie and competition are equivalent workplace pleasures — among the most serious ways to have fun anyone has dreamed up.

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Tom Hanks stars in new role: pageant dad

From marooned castaway to the enigmatic Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks has played diverse and difficult roles with exceptional skill. But his most challenging role might be, surprisingly, that of pageant dad!

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10 bizarre sports events you never heard of

Every country has its sporting events that the rest of the world simply can’t fathom or appreciate — American football, England’s cricket, Scotland’s caber toss (chucking big poles is just so much fun!), to name ones we’ve at least heard of.

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Strolling up the world’s scariest path

We’re walkers here at Windows Secrets. We like fresh air, a good view, and a decent workout. We’re not intimidated by rough trails or busy city streets.

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Jeggings — style trend gone amok

Clothing trends come and go like the wind. We can become so enamored with new style that when we look at older photos, we’re horrified by what we wore just a year ago. But our fashion situation can get worse.

Take skinny jeans, for example. The skinnier the better, right? Taking that to its illogical conclusion, skinny jeans have led us to jeggings — leggings dyed to look like jeans. Watch this video to find out where fashion fusions just might take us.

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Bored pilots play tricks on passengers

Since 1912, aircraft autopilots have helped flesh-and-blood pilots get through long, physically taxing flights. Today’s autopilots are so sophisticated they can virtually take off and land a plane by themselves.

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