Monthly Archives: January 2012

Now your poop can be like art, with all the colors of the rainbow

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Girls Don't Poop
Girls Don’t Poop

Web Watch told you about Dr Stool a few years ago, where you can get all your poop questions that you never knew you had answered.

And if Dr Stool wasn’t enough, you could always head over to SMELLY POOP, an educational website that that answers the question, “What other colors of poop are possible?”

And according to them, you can get red, white, brown, yellow… even blue poop!  Yup, you really are what you eat, and any good physician will tell you that all they need to really diagnose any health issue that you may have it to analyze a stool sample. Continue reading NOW YOUR POOP CAN BE LIKE ART, WITH ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

It’s true: Men can tell when a woman is having her period, just by listening to her

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Period.: A Girl's Guide
Period.: A Girl’s Guide

If there’s one thing that men have learned over the years, it’s that women can be moody once in a while.

And we all know what one of those causes of mood swings can be, don’t we?  Yes, yes we do.

But there is something that scientists have discovered that can help men avoid being in the line of fire when that moody time comes around… and it’s not nearly as complicated as keeping a diary of their own to document those moments. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: MEN CAN TELL WHEN A WOMAN IS HAVING HER PERIOD, JUST BY LISTENING TO HER

What does it take to throw the ultimate Super Bowl Party? Lots of money.

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The Billion Dollar Game: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day In American Sport - Super Bowl Sunday
The Billion Dollar Game:
Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day In American Sport – Super Bowl Sunday

Web Watch loves watching the Super Bowl.  Yeah, we don’t often care what teams are playing – although we always cheer for the NFC – but we love the glory, the spectacle, the over-excess of the event itself.

And yes, we even get to watch a decent commercial or two.

The Big Game, Pigskin Party, Gridiron Madness — whatever you end up calling the Super Bowl, there is typically one thing on everybody’s mind when Super Bowl weekend comes barrelling through:  HOW DO YOU THROW THE ULTIMATE SUPER BOWL PARTY? Continue reading WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO THROW THE ULTIMATE SUPER BOWL PARTY? LOTS OF MONEY.

Are you in an open marriage? (Do you even know what that means?)

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Open All the Way: Confessions From My Open Marriage
Open All the Way: Confessions From My Open Marriage

You hear all this talk, on the news or one of those special HBO documentaries that they show late on a Saturday night, about OPEN MARRIAGES.

Have you ever wondered what an open marriage really was? Continue reading ARE YOU IN AN OPEN MARRIAGE? (DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?)

Women love to snack. Surprised? We aren’t.

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The Stop Solution - Stop Yo-Yo Dieting, Snacking And Big Portions - Hypnosis
The Stop Solution – Stop Yo-Yo Dieting, Snacking And Big Portions – Hypnosis

Who doesn’t like to have a snack or two between meals?

Web Watch has been known to grab a 3pm bowl of popcorn while at the office.  Snickers and 5-Hour Energy have entire advertising campaigns around mid-day snacking.

So we shouldn’t be surprised about what the ALMOND BOARD OF CALIFORNIA found out after survying over 400 women aged 35 and over. Continue reading WOMEN LOVE TO SNACK. SURPRISED? WE AREN’T.

The Ultimate Movie Trivia Test (just in time for the Oscars)

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What's That From?: The Ultimate Quiz Book of Contemporary Movie Lines
What’s That From?: The Ultimate Quiz Book of Contemporary Movie Lines

Do you consider yourself an expert on films and movies?

Web Watch has seen a ton of them over the years, but we admit that our memory banks have gotten a little fuzzier with some of the more obscure films that we’ve had to sit through.


How much do you spend on food per year?

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Saving Money On Everyday Life: In These Days Of Recession And Belt Tightening, This Is Essential Guide Shows You Ways To Cut Costs , How To Budget Your ... Money On Food Plus Other Money Saving Tips
Save Money on Everyday Life

So, how much money do you spend on food each year?

Go ahead – take a guess.

Chances are, you’re going to guess way lower than you expected.


How many gallons of gas does it take to charge an iPhone?

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Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger
Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger

It’s a fair question.

Web Watch often hears Luddites talk about how battery-operated devices still need to get their energy from somewhere, so we’re not actually saving energy by driving around in our hybrid cars or otherwise relying on battery packs to get us what we need.

Take the iPhone for instance.  It needs energy to recharge its battery so that you can listen to tunes or play Angry Birds. Continue reading HOW MANY GALLONS OF GAS DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE AN IPHONE? has the Best Customer Service. (Zappos ranks high, too)

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When it comes to Customer Service, what retail companies come to mind?

We’ve heard countless stories about companies like Costco taking back anything that they sell, no matter how long ago you purchased it… but while Costco is an awesome place to shop, the long lines and lack of salespeople on the shopping floor can turn some potential shoppers off, as getting out of there with a purchase can be a bit more difficult than it needs to be.

Web Watch enjoys the staff at the local Home Depot and Lowe’s, but there are times when both stores struggle to answer our seemingly simple questions.

We do’t ask for much – we just want each shopping experience to be superior to the last outing. Continue reading AMAZON.COM HAS THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE. (ZAPPOS RANKS HIGH, TOO)

Hate your body? Try a HUMAN UPGRADE

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Upgrade Me: Our Amazing Journey to Human 2.0
Upgrade Me: Our Amazing Journey to Human 2.0

Do you remember the classic TV show, MAN FROM ATLANTIS?

It featured an actor with webbed fingers and toes, able to swim deep into the ocean to solve crimes.  Our recollection is that he had gills and could breath underwater like Aquaman, but there’s been a lot of alcohol in our system since then so we may be confusing two different characters.

But the webbed fingers and toes?  Those were real. Continue reading HATE YOUR BODY? TRY A HUMAN UPGRADE

How much money do porn sites make?

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The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google

In 2006, the US adult industry made over $13 billion in revenue.

In revenue, porn brings in more money than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple, Netflix, and Earthlink combined.

Let’s say that last word again:  combined.

Yes, online (and elsewhere) we can safely say, “porn is king”.  Just like the porn industry is credited with the rise of VHS over Beta, the porn industry is also credited with pushing the technology envelope and make today’s Internet what it has become. Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO PORN SITES MAKE?

How much do you tip your waiter? Chances are, you’re paying them way too much

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How to Make Money and Bigger Tips as a Waitress
How to Make Money and Bigger Tips as a Waitress

How much do you tip your wait staff when you visit a bar or restaurant?

Some people go for the standard 20% off the final total of the bill — just take the total, move the decimal point, and multiply by 2… voila! No math required and you left a 20% tip.

Some people jump through complicated hoops to come up with a 15% or 18% tip.

We’ll be honest here – there have been times that Web Watch has left less than 15%… but trust us, the wait staff didn’t do their job that day by listening to what the customer wanted (they didn’t bring us the requested drink, the requested condiment on the side rather than on the sandwich, etc – and it wasn’t because the restaurant was busy that day… it was just bad service all the way around.)


What to do in Vegas? In 2011, “not gamble” was on the list

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Weird Las Vegas and Nevada: Your Alternative Travel Guide to Sin City and the Silver State
Weird Las Vegas and Nevada:
Your Alternative Travel Guide to Sin City and the Silver State

Web Watch loves visiting Las Vegas.

Then again, we also agree with our friends who say that “a little Las Vegas goes a long way”.  In other words, these people don’t necessarily enjoy the entire gambling, casino, nightlife, gambling aspect of Sin City.

Web Watch knows people that took a vacation out to Nevada and other points west, and their Las Vegas experience consisted solely of driving down the Las Vegas Strip.  They didn’t stop, they didn’t browse.  They had lunch as a nearby McDonald’s (not even at the In-n-Out!) before continuing on their merry way.

We don’t blame them.  There are aspects of Las Vegas that we don’t appreciate either.  But to each their own.

But then the Nevada Gaming Control Board decided to come out with their compilation of revenue numbers and financial analysis of the 2011 gambline business, and the numbers look a bit unusual to us here at Web Watch. Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN VEGAS? IN 2011, “NOT GAMBLE” WAS ON THE LIST

Seven rights you don’t have when you take a cruise

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What You Need to Know About Your First Cruise - Cruise Like a Pro Your First Time
What You Need to Know About Your First Cruise – Cruise Like a Pro Your First Time

Have you ever taken a cruise before?

Well, they’re a lot of fun.  And not filled with old people playing shuffleboard.  Of course, it helps if you’re able to take a cruise with a large group of people, so you always have someone fun to hang out with besides your Significant Other.

But let’s keep in mind that a cruise ship is its own entity – especially when it gets out into International Waters, where almost anything can happen when you’re outside of a specific country’s jurisdiction.

So in order to keep order, cruise lines have tiny fine print on the back of their tickets (maybe not literally, but at least figuratively) that you have to sign away on when you agree to board the boat. Continue reading SEVEN RIGHTS YOU DON’T HAVE WHEN YOU TAKE A CRUISE

Music Mashup fun: Disco remixes of your favorite hits from today (Adele, Gaga, others)

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Village People - Can't Stop the Music
Village People – Can’t Stop the Music

Nobody can deny that disco music is, well, just plain fun.

It may have been the height of cheese back in the day when it was new, but there’s something special about hearing those synth riffs and rock flute over a hip-shaking beat that just makes you want to move your booty.

So here’s one person who mashed up today’s hits from Adele, Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta, Timbaland, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taio Cruz, and others with a little bit of that 70’s disco beat that can just get your feet moving. 

Hear the tunes after the break…