Wacky Web Week

Flying on water: Not your father’s sailing race

It’s time for the America’s Cup, sailboat racing taken to the outer limits. This year, San Francisco hosts the Louis Vuitton/America’s Cup venue, as fabulous a setting as you could ask for.

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Enjoy July 4 sound and light show technically

Videographer Jeremiah Warren shares DIY instructions for reproducing Fourth of July special effects. But we advise you just to watch him do his thing.

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Egyptian statue turns its back on the world

Although a thousand-year-old Egyptian statue had been standing quietly in a glass case in a Manchester, England museum for 80 years, it has lately commanded the attention of almost everyone who watches the news.

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Regular American mishap: California style

The hail-from place names in this video are Californian — but the situation is all-American, coast to coast.

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Hot-shop hotshots entertain museum visitors

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, has a glass-blowing studio equipped with theater seating on site. Almost any day, you can watch a talented crew of glass blowers making art in the museum.

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Base-jumping the world’s tallest peak

This was a year for records on Everest. Among them, Russian Valery Rozov made the highest base jump.

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Grand old machine on duty since Jazz Age

Luckily for Seattle silent-film and music enthusiasts, the local Paramount Theater has held on to its mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, first installed in 1927. Through those many years, the theater has kept the organ operating and in tune — no minor feat, given its size and complexity.

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Discovering new talent at Costco’s Pump 16

Sometimes the best entertainers are just regular folks, as the Tonight Show’s Pumpcast News team discovered at a gas station in Burbank, California.

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Rising and falling by diverse means: mimed

Michael Menes is a one-man variety show. He’s a juggler, mime, and physical comedian of exceptional skill, as you’ll see in this video.

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Here comes the sun: Beach-blanket Seattle

We at Windows Secrets are not born-and-bred natives of Seattle, but we know our city. So we can attest to the truthfulness of this sly video.

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