Wacky Web Week

Father Christmas takes his holiday in Copenhagen

You know what Santa Claus is doing in December. You might not know, however, that he takes his summer vacation in Copenhagen.

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Slightly skewed — but true — American history

There are many myths about Thanksgiving. John Green, novelist, historian, and video blogger, undertakes to set the holiday in its true context.

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Puff, the lion-hearted rooster, rules

Meet Puff, the fancy rooster, and Blacko, the chicken-hearted cat.

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Canadian bear cub takes an interest in golf

On a British Columbian golf course, a foursome of bears — a mama with three cubs — preceded the human visitors to the green. One of the cubs took a particular liking to the pin flag.

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Remembering one of the wackiest guys on radio

The tributes are piling up — on the radio, the Internet, and every other place that’s heard of Car Talk and Tom Magliozzi. The elder of Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, passed away this week. But we still have his brother Ray and decades of archived (we mean “old”) Car Talk.

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At work with your feline colleagues

Nothing makes a greater flurry in a home office than a cat — unless you happen to have two cat companions.

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Everyone’s here (more or less) for the meeting

Meetings are always hazardous — sometimes in a funny way. No matter how mannerly a group of people might be, personalities are on display and mishaps occur.

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Extreme testing of a well-made machine

When fireworks go up in the air and explode, they’re supposed to do that spectacularly. When a washing machine runs, it’s supposed to do so quietly and competently for 30 or so years. No messes.

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Fall from sky, meet scary pig, tell the tale

A camera falls from the sky and lands in a pig pen. Thanks to the farmer who found the camera eight months after it landed, we can see the camera’s adventure.

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The best surprises are secretly rehearsed

Flash mobs are some of the happiest interruptions in this video age. In a plaza full of shoppers, townspeople, and lunchers, music and dancing suddenly materialize and reorganize space.

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