Monthly Archives: June 2009

Want To Look 13 Years Younger? Give Up Smoking.


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Scientists in Italy have determined that WOMEN WHO STOP SMOKING CAN LOOK YOUNGER.

How much younger?  Try 13 years younger… and all in just nine months.

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The Ten Most Unusual Hotel Guest Requests, Ever


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The hotel concierge.

The good ones are always in demand and usually underappreciated for what they do for their guests.

But the exeptional concierges are those who will go above and beyond to make their guests’ stays as enjoyable as possible.  They will do anything….  ANYTHING…. that the hotel guest asks them to do, and will end up doing it well.  

Here are 10 MOST UNUSUAL HOTEL GUEST REQUESTS, and well-deserved thanks that the concierges who managed to pull these off with success: Continue reading THE TEN MOST UNUSUAL HOTEL GUEST REQUESTS, EVER

Ugly Babies and the Parents Who Love Them…or not


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A new study published in the Public Library of Science by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School entitled GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSING OF BABIES ARE DETERMINED BY THEIR FACIAL ATTRACTIVENESS concludes what all new mothers are afraid to hear:  that AN UGLY BABY IS HARDER TO LOVE.

The study set out to clarify an Israeli study that showed 70% of abused or abandoned children had some sort of visible flaw – but no other health or learning issues by determining “why”.

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The 25 Most Dangerous US Neighborhoods


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How safe is the city you live in?

What about your neighborhood?

Every city has “the good parts of town” and “the bad parts of town”.  The question is how to determine which side of that line your neighborhood falls on. 

That’s where NEIGHBORHOOD SCOUT comes into the picture.  They’ve analyzed crime statistics and FBI data from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies and have used computer models to calculate a “danger rating” for every zip code.  This rating predicts the number of violent crimes in the neighborhood per 1,000 residents.   

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It’s True – Men Love Food More Than Sex


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Leave it to those crazy Australians to prove, via a scientific study, that MEN LOVE FOOD MORE THAN SEX.

The survey of 10,000 people was conducted by Magnum ice cream, and asked Australians to rank everyday experiences as part of a “pleasure quotient test”, which asked the participants to rank items based on the frequency and intensity to which the individuals felt a pleasurable trigger.   (What does that mean?  Just ask UniSA adjunct senior lecturer of psychology Dr David Haynes.  He’ll explain it in detail if you need to know.)

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The Worst Movie of All Time


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Psychos in Love - the worst movie ever made

“What is the worst movie of all time?”

Ask that question of 500 different people and you will get at least 500 different answers.

Web Watch believes that PSYCHOS IN LOVE is the worst film ever made, and others have expressed similar opinions.   And trust us, Web Watch has seen some really, really bad films over the years.

(In the spirit of fairness, there are a number of folks who think that PSYCHOS IN LOVE is a fairly entertaining B-movie, and recommend buying the recently-released director’s cut of the film on DVD.  Web Watch is in shock that there would be any unreleased footage worth including as bonus material.  But we digress.)

(Update: I misread the post linked above by Gorman Bechard to represent a “director’s cut”. It’s not. But it does have two commentary tracks, extended scenes, and other bonuses for the fans who want an inside look at the creation of Psychos in Love from the filmmaker. My bad.)

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Going Bald? Cover it up with a Head Tattoo!


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You’ve tried Rogaine and all those other hair-growth products, but let’s face it – your head is still bald, bald, bald.  Bald as a ping-pong ball.

Maybe you have the monk look going, with an ever-expanding crown poking out of the middle of your skill.

Or maybe you shave your head everyday to keep the receeding hairline at bay, but you’ve decided that you just don’t have a good looking bald head.  Hey, it happens.

So what do you do?

Continue reading GOING BALD? COVER IT UP WITH A HEAD TATTOO!

10 Things That Are Different Between Men’s and Women’s Brains


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It’s true, it’s true!

Men really are from Mars and women are from Venus… when it comes to our brains, that is.

Scientists have discovered 10 THINGS ABOUT OUR BRAINS THAT ARE DIFFERENT BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN.

They are:

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Want Good Grades? Try Breastfeeding…


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Were you one of those kids who got good grades in school, or were you always picked last for the class spelling bee team?

Web Watch has found a new study from the Journal of Human Capital that did a comparison of students’ grades based on whether the student was breastfed or not.

The two professors, Joseph Sabia from the American University and University of Colorado Denver professor Daniel Rees, studied information from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to DETERMINE THE EFFECTS THAT BREASTFEEDING AN INFANT HAS ON THEIR LATER SCHOOL CAREER.

Continue reading WANT GOOD GRADES? TRY BREASTFEEDING…

Brazilian Bikini Waxing Can Kill You: An Update


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A few months ago, Web Watch wrote about HOW A BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAX COULD KILL YOU.  

We thought that would be the end of the story. 

But no, the State of New Jersey and others had to pipe up with their own opinions… so of course, Web Watch felt the need to provide this DEADLY BRAZILIAN WAX update.

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This Father’s Day, Take Dad for a Naked Hike


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Naked Paradise: Hiking American WildernessThis year, Father’s Day happens to also fall on the Summer Solstice.

And what’s so special about the Summer Solstice? 

That’s the day that hikers all around the world shed their clothes, backpacks, and inhibitions and go out to HIKE THEIR FAVORITE NATURE TRAIL, NAKED.  Why?  Because it’s NUDE HIKING DAY.

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Movie Review: The Proposal


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Rated PG-13 for adult situations, some language, innuendo, and the rest of the scene from the film’s trailer that shows Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock naked.

Rating: B-

The Proposal is a cute movie, perfect for a girl’s night out or a date night with someone special. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: THE PROPOSAL

Survey: Would You Wear Your Spouse’s Dirty Underwear?


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Travelling across the country is usually no big deal.  You check your luggage, get on the plane, and then collect your luggage at your destination before heading out for fun and adventure.

Unless the airline’s luggage handlers miss getting your bags from the first plane to your connecting flight due to a short turnaround.  Then you’re screwed, and end up spending the next day trying to figure out what to wear while you are waiting for your misguided luggage to finally show up at your hotel.

Savvy travellers will know that this can happen, and take special precautions to address such a situation — such as packing an extra pair of underpants in their carry-on luggage.

The problem that arises is when your travelling companion is not quite as travel savvy as you are, and has not done the same.  Continue reading SURVEY: WOULD YOU WEAR YOUR SPOUSE’S DIRTY UNDERWEAR?

10 Things Your Tattoo Says About You


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Are you tattooed or considering getting a tattoo?

If so, you may want to read about WHAT YOUR TATTOO SAYS ABOUT YOU.

First, you need to take into account WHERE on your body you have decided to get the tattoo. Continue reading 10 THINGS YOUR TATTOO SAYS ABOUT YOU

Disney: Official Unofficial Rules for Beers Around The World at Epcot


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Mr Beer PremiumA few friends of mine think that Epcot is the best thing at Walt Disney World.  There are quite a few people who agree with that belief, such as the folks at EPCOT CENTRAL, all for their own reasons.  I can’t say that I disagree with them, as Epcot can be underrated by park visitors.  Ask any person who dislikes Epcot and they often say the same things:

  • “There’s nothing to do there.”
  • “It’s boring.”
  • “Why do I have to walk so far?”

Epcot is an immersive environment, with surprises and treats around every corner, if you would only bother to look.  But that’s a different topic for a different day.  

For those Epcot naysayers out there – I say that if you don’t like where you are, sometimes it’s because you aren’t creative enough to make your own fun. 

Today, I will provide you with something to do after you have seen all that Epcot has to offer – courtesy in part from my creative Epcot-loving friends, and in part by today’s website, DRINK AROUND THE WORLD.
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