Wacky Web Week

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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The ultimate, super-cool, super-light 3-D glasses

Both in theaters and at home, 3-D is all the rage right now — it seems every new movie wants to leap out of the screen at you. Too bad we have to wear those dorky glasses.

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Why cats are not good at nursery rhymes

Most of us remember “Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,” that ancient and much-loved nursery rhyme that teaches children cooperation and coordination. Its rhythmic hand-clapping brings back sweet memories of childhood.

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An up-in-the-air friendship revealed

What’s more exciting than a travel adventure? And what’s better than having it with a fun-loving friend?

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Stand-up sports choreography

In some stadiums, the action to watch is not just on the field. And we’re not talking about fancy scoreboards and instant replays.

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Our favorite movie scenes: Action!

A good action flick requires a hero or heroine defying death — frequently and at high speeds. Cue the stunt man.

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The best of Wacky Web Week — 2010

We’re not sure what to make of this, but the Wacky column is a Windows Secrets subscriber favorite — measured by the number of hits it receives — proving that our readers have a fine sense of humor.

So to end 2010 with a smile, we’ve put together a special Wacky — the five most popular of the year. We’ll start, however, with one of our all-time favorite videos. And at the end, we’ve tossed in two more of our particular favorites. Enjoy!

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Sometimes it’s better to stick to what you know

We’ve all had those times when a seemingly trivial task unexpectedly proves beyond our abilities. It often gives rise to a hidden stubborn streak — a need to accomplish the deed, regardless of the cost.

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