Wacky Web Week

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The travails of a good-sport fisherman

Bill Dance’s website calls him a Southern gentleman angler as well as America’s most-loved TV fisherman. Even if you never see his show, you’ll at least appreciate these outtakes for his sense of humor.

Read More »

Small boy with big sticks plays gigs

Avery is a mere six years old — and he’s already an exceptional musician. His drumming is not simply enthusiastic or con brio: he knows what he’s doing.

Read More »

Riding on the ridge of the world in Nepal

You won’t get a mountain biker’s workout watching this video. But you might get a high as well as a hankering to travel.

Read More »

Ice cubes bigger than chunks of Manhattan

In May 2008, filmmakers were on hand to witness a calving event in western Greenland — the largest ever recorded on video.

Read More »

Dog and human entertained by machine

Here’s a happy alignment of aims: an engineer’s desire to take a new approach to a common task and a dog’s irrepressible need to chase a ball.

Read More »