Wacky Web Week

Making happy history of the Cold War

Now, here’s a cult to admire: a Finnish rock-and-roll band, the Leningrad Cowboys, with a penchant for performing with choirs. Notable among the band’s collaborators is the official choir of the Russian army forces.

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A few simple experiments — just for fun

All experiments are meant to be reproduced. Usually this happens in a sophisticated lab with highly qualified technicians and scientists.

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The competition steals a winning business plan

Netflix recently announced it was splitting its streaming-movie and DVD services into two completely separate entities.

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Hazel has had a long, long day at the dog show

Hazel brings to mind the sociable young child who can’t bear to go to bed after a long, busy day — no matter how sleepy she is.

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Learning that life can be a bit sour

One of the joys of interacting with babies is their complete lack of guile. Whatever they experience and feel — hunger, happiness, fear — is immediately and honestly reflected in their facial expressions.

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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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