Wacky Web Week

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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Airport voice speaks to you kindly — from Maine

In any of 200 airports around the world — or subway stops or train stations — you might think you recognize that voice announcing “the next uptown train ” or declaring, “the flight will be delayed.” And you’d probably be right: the voice you hear in a transit lounge far away from home most likely belongs to a cheerful woman who lives in a village in northern Maine.

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A gift that’s unique and challenging!

It’s the time of year when many of us are struggling to find those special gifts for friends and family. It’s especially difficult when the gift has to be the latest toy for the guy who’s already got the truck, the boat, the snow machine, the motorbike, etc., etc.

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Turkeys in pursuit of state troopers

In the U.S., roast turkey has pride of place on millions of well-laden Thanksgiving tables. And while we’re on the way to the feast, few of us expect to see our dinner strutting wild along the roadside.

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