Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to Dress Like a Unicorn


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“How can you dress like a unicorn?”

Surprisingly, it’s not a question that Web Watch gets asked often, but the fact that we’ve been asked how to impersonate a unicorn at least once is reason enough to write about this phenomenal product that we have found over at Amazon:

Magical Unicorn Mask (Creepy)
Magical Unicorn Mask

That’s right.   If you want to look like a unicorn, you have to get yourself a Magical Unicorn Mask, in adult size.

Seriously, how could you NOT buy a unicorn mask, now that you know it’s available?

Continue reading HOW TO DRESS LIKE A UNICORN

Disney Princesses in Real Life, a photo essay


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Jirka Väätäinen is a Finnish design student at Bournemouth, and he wants to be very clear that his name is pronounced “Yirka”, not “Jerk-a”.

Web Watch has no reason to quibble with him on this, as he’s doing some phenomenal work on RE-IMAGINING DISNEY PRINCESSES as if they were real-life people.

Sure, we’ve seen some other examples of this with live models, but Jirka is taking a slightly different approach on this with his photo-realistic, manipulations that are designed to showcase what the Disney Princess would look like as an actual person.

Not a cartoon caricature, but really-for-real people.

Let’s take a quick look… 

Continue reading DISNEY PRINCESSES IN REAL LIFE, A PHOTO ESSAY

Going on a first date? Here’s what your drink choice says about you…


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First dates are always rough.

Especially if it’s a blind date.

You’re typically going to meet at a bar (a “safe place” for some), and order a couple of drinks and have a few laughs.

The hope is that you want to hit it off, and maybe Get Some later tonight.  But you may have completely ruined your chances before you even opened your mouth.

Why?

Because First Impressions are a key element to having a successful First Date.   And there is one thing you can do to ensure that your first impression is a good one.

And that’s to be careful with what you’re seen with as your first drink.

Continue reading GOING ON A FIRST DATE? HERE’S WHAT YOUR DRINK CHOICE SAYS ABOUT YOU…

Are you an ethical diner? Here’s how to select the best-run restaurant for your next meal


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We all enjoy eating out at restaurants.

The food is typically well-prepared, and who doesn’t enjoy being waited on by a young go-getter who is eager to please and provide the Ultimate Dining Experience?

Ok, well maybe not every restaurant you eat at ends up being the Ultimate Dining Experience, but go with us on the concept here.

Let’s look at this from another viewpoint – if you were going to work at a restaurant, would you rather work at a restaurant that provided the Ultimate Employee Experience, or one that treated all of their employees without care?

Continue reading ARE YOU AN ETHICAL DINER? HERE’S HOW TO SELECT THE BEST-RUN RESTAURANT FOR YOUR NEXT MEAL

The Top 100 Greatest Childrens Books of All Time


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With all of today’s technologic gadgets and whizbang toys, parents everywhere often find themselves struggling to get their kids to expand their minds instead of simply sitting in front of a computer, mindlessly chatting with their friends on Club Penguin or Facebook.

And there’s nothing wrong with encouraging kids to read a little bit more once in a while.

It won’t hurt you. Heck, today’s kids really liked those Harry Potter books, and even some parents did too — even though Harry Potter really was a childrens book. Even JK Rowling admitted that.

So when the magazine SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD decided to put together their own list of the 100 GREATEST BOOKS FOR KIDS, you knew that there would be some high-quality classics on here.

So parents – we have two questions for you:

  • How many of the following books have you read yourself?
  • How many of the following books do you know your kids have read?

 

Continue reading THE TOP 100 GREATEST CHILDRENS BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Where was that album cover photo taken?


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You have a large collection of CDs and albums, right?

And you’ve spent many a night, listening to album after album while studying those album and CD covers for inspiration of what the band was feeling like at the time the album was made.

You know, so you could really connect with the band, the same way that music was connecting with you.

Continue reading WHERE WAS THAT ALBUM COVER PHOTO TAKEN?

How many bras does the average woman own?


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Pop quiz: How many bras does the average woman own?

An even better question is how many women own bras that they’ve never even worn?

With women lamenting the high cost of bras (well, good ones, at least), one would think that women would be more careful about ensuring that their underwear money… excuse us, lingerie money… goes to good use.

The answer comes from an online retailer who surveyed women about their bra-buying and wearing habits.

 

Continue reading HOW MANY BRAS DOES THE AVERAGE WOMAN OWN?

How big is the universe?


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Do you remember a few years ago when Web Watch showed you a REAL-WORLD COMPARISON OF GERM SIZES?

You were able to zoom in from the size of a sheet of paper down to the size of a carbon atom.  Along the way, you could see and compare the sizes of different germs when compared to common, everyday objects.

Yeah, not too shabby, and kinda cool.

But what if we wanted to take the same concept, and compare the sizes of pretty much everything in the entire universe to, well, the entire universe?

Continue reading HOW BIG IS THE UNIVERSE?

Early picks for your 2012 March Madness basketball tournament brackets


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It’s that time of year again, where every sports fan worth their paper brackets start working their own version of BRACKETOLOGY in time for some HOOPS MADNESS.

So even though we still have a few weeks to go before the 2012 tournament contenders are announced, Web Watch thought we’d share with you some of the front-runners that you may want to pay attention to while we ramp up to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

 

Continue reading EARLY PICKS FOR YOUR 2012 MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

News flash: Men and women love different brands


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What brands do you love?

What products do you especially seek out simply because you love the company, regardless of whether they’re considered the Best of Class in their product line?

Would you believe that men and women differ on which brands they admire most?

We know, it’s shocking that there could be gender differences based solely on brand affection – but it’s true.

Continue reading NEWS FLASH: MEN AND WOMEN LOVE DIFFERENT BRANDS

Looking for a new pet? Try this color-coded pet matching service!


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You would love to have a new pet. 

You’ve always loved dogs and cats, but now that you’re a little bit older and settled into your personal lifestyle, maybe it’s time to take another look at what would be the best pet for you.

Besides – you would hate to go to your local pet shop or adoption shelter and pick a new companion without having any idea of whether that animal would fit in with your expectations.

Continue reading LOOKING FOR A NEW PET? TRY THIS COLOR-CODED PET MATCHING SERVICE!

Almost every Facebook friend and Twitter follower you have is imaginary


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If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, take a good look at who your friends and followers are.

Take a look at who you’re following yourself.

Chances are, YOU DON’T KNOW EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE PEOPLE IN YOUR CIRCLE OF CONTACTS IN REAL LIFE.

Yup, IRL doesn’t apply to your social network.  It’s just a bunch of names of people that you have no idea who they really are.

Should you be surprised about this?  Probably not.

Continue reading ALMOST EVERY FACEBOOK FRIEND AND TWITTER FOLLOWER YOU HAVE IS IMAGINARY

The Ultimate Secret to winning WORDS WITH FRIENDS


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Are a WORDS WITH FRIENDS junkie?

Do you have multiple games going at one time, and fantasize about playing the exact same word on all the boards at the same time?

Do you have all the LEGAL 2-LETTER WORDS memorized, regardless of whether you actually know the definitions of those words or not?  Do you know the exact number of letters that are available in the baggie, or know the difference between REGULAR SCRABBLE RULES and TOURNAMENT SCRABBLE RULES?

Yeah, you’re a word game competitor, and you’re always looking for an edge.  Something to really carry your gameplay to the next level, because you’re sick and tired of losing out on that Triple Word Score because you couldn’t come up with a more creative way to use that “P” in your rack.

Web Watch has something for you.  We can help you win.

All all you have to do is one simple thing…

So what is the ULTIMATE SECRET TO WINNING “WORDS WITH FRIENDS”, Scrabble, or any other popular word game?

  Continue reading THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO WINNING WORDS WITH FRIENDS

The difference between a “workaholic” and an “engaged workaholic”


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Are you a workaholic?

Maybe you’re a workaholic and you don’t even realize it.

Sure, all of us tend to spend a lot of time either at work, thinking about work, or trying to do work at non-work times. Web Watch has told you numerous times in the past when we’ve taken conference calls while on vacation — that would certainly qualify as a definition of workaholic.

But did you know that there are different shades of workaholism? That’s right – there’s a heirarchy of workaholics.

Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “WORKAHOLIC” AND AN “ENGAGED WORKAHOLIC”

Survey: How often do you eat breakfast?


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Are you a breakfast eater?

Web Watch has always been told that the key to a good day and good health is a good balanced breakfast. After all, our body has just woken up from what is likely 9 hours from the last meal it received, and it needs nourishment to keep going until lunch.
 
Only a fool would completely skip breakfast, right?  We gotta love our Cocoa Krispies and Count Chocula.
 
Well, if you are a breakfast skipper, then you are in the majority. Continue reading SURVEY: HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT BREAKFAST?