Web Watch is going on Haitus


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Well, it’s been 20 years since Web Watch started sharing various things found around the Internet with you, and it’s time to take a small vacation.

Over the years, we’ve shared thousands upon thousands of links with you, whether it be wacky websites, interesting news stories, fun videos, or other ways to spark a conversation with your friends, co-workers, family, and strangers. A rough guess shows we’ve shared around 20,000 links with you over the years, more or less.

Web Watch isn’t going away, but we won’t be posting updates nearly as often or regularly as we have been over the past two decades.  Feel free to browse the Web Watch archives, stay subscribed to the WEB WATCH RSS, and stay tuned to the WEB WATCH TWITTER FEED, where you may see random updates of things we feel like sharing with you as time marches along.

So whether it be a few days, weeks, or months until our paths cross again – this isn’t good-bye, but we’ll see you again soon.

The Most Popular Words of the Year


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♥ was the most popular word of 2014.

Most Popular Emojis
Most Popular Emojis
Continue reading THE MOST POPULAR WORDS OF THE YEAR

The most POPULAR brand in the world is…


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Every year, the ACSI (AMERICAN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX) publishes their list of the most SATISFYING and LEAST satisfying companies out there.

Let’s just say that folks are generally pleased with their food, and not very happy with any product or company that requires any level of CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I Put Ketchup On My Ketchup
I Put Ketchup On My Ketchup
Continue reading THE MOST POPULAR BRAND IN THE WORLD IS…

It’s true! Men really ARE stupider than women!


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It’s an old TV sitcom trope, that the family is headed up by a smart mother and a doofus dad who always does doofus things.

While TV writers do this for laughs, maybe their main purpose of this isn’t really because it’s funny if dad is an idiot – maybe TV is just a reflection on life itself. Continue reading IT’S TRUE! MEN REALLY ARE STUPIDER THAN WOMEN!

The type of dog you own can indicate whether you’re prone to cheating on your spouse


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Given the plethora of cheaters out there, there have to be some outside indicators that could predict whether the person you’re dating or married to is more inclined to cheat on you or not.

It turns out there is:

Dogs Playing Poker
Dogs Playing Poker
Continue reading THE TYPE OF DOG YOU OWN CAN INDICATE WHETHER YOU’RE PRONE TO CHEATING ON YOUR SPOUSE

The Best Rankin/Bass TV Christmas Specials


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Remember flipping through TV Guide each week as Christmas approached, looking for the replay of your beloved Christmas specials?

Today’s kids will never know what it’s like to be disappointed, as on-demand streaming and DVDs have turned today’s children into media devouring monsters.

Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Rankin/Bass Christmas Collection
Continue reading THE BEST RANKIN/BASS TV CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

Top Paid iPhone and iPad apps for 2014


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Apple has released their end-of-year charting information for their iTunes Store apps.

While not the TOP GROSSING apps for the year (that title goes to CLASH OF CLANS on both iPad and iPhone), these are the apps that topped the sales chart even though they cost money to download. Continue reading TOP PAID IPHONE AND IPAD APPS FOR 2014

How not to be a tourist when you’re a tourist


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If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world to see other countries and experience different cultures, you’ve probably run into the same old, same old:

“Look at the stupid American tourist. They don’t know what it’s like to LIVE here, they just want to come in and see that one statue… then leave. Ptui.” Continue reading HOW NOT TO BE A TOURIST WHEN YOU’RE A TOURIST

The 18 Most Annoying People on Airplanes (including the 0.2% that are never on your flight)


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What was the worst airplane experience you’ve ever had, that was entirely attributable to a fellow passenger?

A friend of ours told a story about one passenger who – after a series of unfortunate incidents in the airplane’s bathroom – ended up not wearing a shirt for the duration of the flight. How would you like to end up sitting next to THAT guy?  Oh, there was a logical explanation of how he ended up in that predicament, but did you really want to ask the question in the first place? Continue reading THE 18 MOST ANNOYING PEOPLE ON AIRPLANES (INCLUDING THE 0.2% THAT ARE NEVER ON YOUR FLIGHT)

The Most Popular Words in Song Titles


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Previously, Web Watch told you about the MOST POPULAR WORDS IN SONG LYRICS OVER THE DECADES.

Perhaps we should back off a smidge and look at the SONG TITLES themselves. Continue reading THE MOST POPULAR WORDS IN SONG TITLES

How to be happy in six easy steps


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Being happy does not come naturally to everybody.

Some people are just happy in general, others need a bit of coaxing before that smile will appear on their face.

There are always those people who are shuffle through life with a perpetual cloud over their head.  But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY IN SIX EASY STEPS

What does your dog do when you leave the house?


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Have you ever wondered what your dog does when you leave the house?

Apparently, they like to climb up onto the bed and cry. Continue reading WHAT DOES YOUR DOG DO WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

The best album OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME!


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Judging what the best Music Album of all time is can be very subjective. What is, um, music to one person’s ears can sound like cat-scratching to others.

But when you consolidate every single BEST OF list into a single collaborative source… then maybe you’ve got something. Continue reading THE BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, OF ALL TIME!

Where is the most STRESSFUL place in the US?


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Work is stressful.

Relationships are stressful.

Driving in traffic is stressful.

Is there anything in your life that doesn’t cause a little bit of stress, anxiousness? Continue reading WHERE IS THE MOST STRESSFUL PLACE IN THE US?

It’s true: Animated Children’s Films are More Violent than Films for Adults


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We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.

Hunters on a mission to kill. Coyotes on a mission to kill. Yellow parakeets on a mission to kill. Giant roosters on a mission to torture a dog. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: ANIMATED CHILDREN’S FILMS ARE MORE VIOLENT THAN FILMS FOR ADULTS