Wacky Web Week

Tetris may not be so random after all

Ever play Tetris? Fitting the different block shapes into straight lines to accumulate points may seem easy, but it never quite works out the way you want. Is it really a game of luck, or is there some method behind the order in which you receive the shapes?

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May the whoopee cushion be with you

In most movies, sound effects are used to distract the bad guys so the heroes can get out of their pickles and ultimately prevail. Whether it’s a mysterious clatter, unearthly explosion, spine-tingling scream, or sudden gunshot, those background sounds are very important to the plot of the film.

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New ‘Twilight’ movie gives a howl to cotton

In anticipation of the new “Twilight” movie — which comes out this week — fans everywhere have been going overboard, creating life-size cutouts of the characters, buying “Twilight” jewelry, and wearing “Twilight” apparel.

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Invisible rope trips up unsuspecting passers-by

Remember when you were a kid, and playing pranks on people was the thing to do? Whether it was jumping out of the closet to scare someone or making the infamous prank calls during a sleepover, it was fun — usually, anyway — for both parties involved.

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The greatest Halloween prank ever

Halloween trick-or-treaters in creative costumes were everywhere last weekend. Pranks and scares also belong to this holiday, and the one in this video could very well be the topper!

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Behind the lens of Google street view

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Google’s infamous street view? Videotaping each street in America simply must be a daunting — yet seemingly fun — job that anyone would want to do, right?

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Finally! An effective way to reduce traffic

Traffic is something every driver despises. Whether in the morning or evening rush hours or any other time, it’s frustrating and headache-inducing — and oh, so slow.

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Almost all spam traced to a single country

Who isn’t sick of getting all that pesky spam? According to a recent report by the Onion, up to 90% of spam comes from the small East European country of Koy4Goff. The report claims that if these messages were blocked, the country would be virtually wiped off the map.

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Google’s invisible city is an identity saver

Identity theft is something everyone fears these days. With the invention of the Internet, people can simply search for your personal information and even find out where you live.

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Oh, the sweet, sweet power of temptation

Remember when you were a kid and were told to wait before you could eat dessert? That excruciating delay caused fits of fidgeting as you fed the dog your dinner in hopes of hastening the glorious sweet treat at the end of the meal.

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