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How to collect every baseball card ever made


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Everyone has a collection of some sort.

Some people collect spoons, some people collect Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from cities they’ve been.  Some people do the Disney or Olympic pin trading thing, while others focus on specific types of artwork, or books.

Sure, it could lead to hoarding — but if your friends go out of their way to get you an item “because you have so many other things just like it”, then you just may already have a collection of sorts.  And maybe it’s time to get some new friends.

Continue reading HOW TO COLLECT EVERY BASEBALL CARD EVER MADE

The World Record Vagina (you can have one, too!)


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Have you ever wanted to set a Guinness World Record?

Web Watch has offered other World Record suggestions in the past, but there’s something to be said for carving out your own niche category and making it your own.

In other words, to guarantee success, you should attempt something that nobody else would even think of trying.

Continue reading THE WORLD RECORD VAGINA (YOU CAN HAVE ONE, TOO!)

How to fold a piece of paper in half, 13 times (2nd attempt, an update)


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Giant Roll of Toilet Paper
Giant Roll of Toilet Paper

Remember back in April when Web Watch told you about the class that ATTEMPTED TO FOLD A SINGLE PIECE OF PAPER ONTO ITSELF 13 TIMES in order to set a new World Record… and failed?

Well, Web Watch has an update for you on this.

Continue reading HOW TO FOLD A PIECE OF PAPER IN HALF, 13 TIMES (2ND ATTEMPT, AN UPDATE)

Are you super fat? You can make $90,000 a year by doing practically nothing


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What one pound of fat looks like
Model replica of one-pound of fat

Being fat isn’t necessarily good for you.

But Donna Simpson made it work for her.

How?  Donna Simpson was the Guinness World Record holder for “World’s Heaviest Mother” and clocked in at 600 lbs on her 5’2″ frame.

Yeah, that’s a lot of woman.  And we’re sure that Web Watch readers are asking the same thing — when you weigh 600lbs, what can you do to earn a living? It certainly can’t be easy manuevering around a workplace when you’re that big.

Well, you could do what Donna did. Continue reading ARE YOU SUPER FAT? YOU CAN MAKE $90,000 A YEAR BY DOING PRACTICALLY NOTHING

The Perfect Game of Putt-Putt – it’s only happened three times since 1959


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Idiots on the Miniature Golf Course
Idiots on the Miniature Golf Course

Rick Baird from Charlotte, North Carolina, is not an idiot, nor does he play “miniature golf”. 

He plays Putt-Putt, and he’s really good at it.

Web Watch knows you’re confused — isn’t putt-putt golf and miniature golf the same thing?  No, dear reader, it isn’t.  Putt-Putt is a franchised company that defines a standard set of putting challenges that will be mainly the same from one Putt-Putt location to another.  Consistency is important here, and putting is a true skill to be showcased.

Miniature golf, on the other hand, is the one with windmills, gorillas, fake blue water, tunnels, obstacles, and other entertainment stuff scattered across the putting surface and environment.  Definitely not the same thing. Continue reading THE PERFECT GAME OF PUTT-PUTT — IT’S ONLY HAPPENED THREE TIMES SINCE 1959

Help set the Dodgeball World Record


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A Dodgeball
A Dodgeball

It’s time to try and set another World Record.

This time, the world record is for the LARGEST SINGLE DODGEBALL GAME IN HISTORY. Continue reading HELP SET THE DODGEBALL WORLD RECORD

How to fold a piece of paper in half, 13 times


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Origami Craft Studio
Origami Craft Studio

Many years ago, Web Watch told you about a girl who figured out that it was mathematically possible to FOLD A SINGLE PIECE OF PAPER OVER ON ITSELF 12 TIMES.

The long-held reasoning was that it was physically impossible to fold a piece of paper in half more than eight times, but Britney Gallivan proved that paper could be folded over 12 times.

Continue reading HOW TO FOLD A PIECE OF PAPER IN HALF, 13 TIMES

Love to play boardgames and videogames? National Gaming Day is November 13th


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Settlers of Catan board game
Settlers of Catan board game

If you, like Web Watch, love playing boardgames and videogames, then you need to pop over to your local libary on NOVEMBER 13th to celebrate NATIONAL GAMING DAY.

As part of the celebration, over 1800 participating libraries are going to try to set a world record for the LARGEST SIMULTANEOUS VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT. 

See?  Who says that libraries need to be all quiet and stuffy? Continue reading LOVE TO PLAY BOARDGAMES AND VIDEOGAMES? NATIONAL GAMING DAY IS NOVEMBER 13TH

How to saber a bottle of champagne


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Wine Sabre
Wine Sabre

Have you ever wanted to open a bottle of champagne like they do in the movies or the fancy restaurants, where the sommelier takes a sword and thwacks the cork of the bottle out?

Apparently, it’s easy to do – as evident by the recent WORLD RECORD WINE SABERING attempt by Harry Constantinescu.

Continue reading HOW TO SABER A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Bowl for free! Vote for Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift & others during National Bowling Week


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Bowled Over

This week is NATIONAL BOWLING WEEK and that’s why the BOWLING PROPRIETORS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (BPAA) have decided to let the fans decide who is the BIGGEST CELEBRITY PROMOTER OF THE SPORT OF BOWLING, with the celebrity receiving the most votes being entered into the CELEBRITY HALL OF FAME at the International Bowling Museum.

The celebrity with the most votes on AUGUST 7th (NATIONAL BOWLING DAY) will be the winner, and YOU can vote as many times as you’d like for your favorite celebrity.  What else is special about NATIONAL BOWLING DAY?  You can get a free game of bowling with this coupon!  Use it on August 7th, and help set a world record for the most bowling games played in a 24-hour period.

But more importantly, who are the celebrity nominees and what their vote tallies were as we head into these final few days before voting closes? Continue reading BOWL FOR FREE! VOTE FOR JUSTIN BIEBER, TAYLOR SWIFT & OTHERS DURING NATIONAL BOWLING WEEK

How to perform the “Perfect Handshake” according to math experts, and other handshaking stats


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The Secret Handshake
The Secret Handshake

Howie Mandel doesn’t shake hands.

Donald Trump tries not to shake hands.

World leaders are judged on who they shake hands with, and who shakes hands (or not) with them.

Yes, shaking hands is definitely an art, and the folks at CHEVROLET UK wanted to figure out exactly how to shake hands the right way, as a good solid handshake is often the key to closing a new car sale.

So they came up with THE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT HANDSHAKE, and even commissioned a university professor to come up with a mathematical equation to putting that perfect handshake together. Continue reading HOW TO PERFORM THE “PERFECT HANDSHAKE” ACCORDING TO MATH EXPERTS, AND OTHER HANDSHAKING STATS

Some Fun Facts about Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest


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How to be a Competitive Eating Champion
How to be a Competitive Eating Champion

Even if you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you probably have heard about the ANNUAL NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST held every July 4th out on Coney Island, New York.  This year is the 94th year, for those of you keeping count.

And thanks to George and Richard Shea, founders of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMPETITIVE EATING (IFOCE), you’ve also likely seen the ever-expanding hoopla on ESPN, broadcast live.

And since Web Watch wants to be sure that our readers are adequately informed about such monumental occasions, we’re going to share with you these HOT DOG TRIVIA FACTS, courtesy of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Continue reading SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT NATHAN’S ANNUAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

10-year-old Boy Sets the Underpants World Record!


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Men's Underwear
Men’s Underwear

When Jack Singer of Warwick, New York, wanted to celebrate his birthday in style, he did what any rational 10-year-old would do.

He asked his parents to help him set a world record.

And not just any world record. 

Jack wanted to set the WORLD RECORD FOR WEARING THE MOST UNDERWEAR AT ONE TIME.
Continue reading 10-YEAR-OLD BOY SETS THE UNDERPANTS WORLD RECORD!

Hot Dog! Vuvuzelas BANNED from major July 4th sporting event!


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Vuvuzela
Buy a Vuvuzela

The VUVUZELA, the loud stadium horn made famous at this year’s World Cup, has found another event that it is not welcome.

The INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF COMPETITIVE EATING (IFOCE), which runs major eating events around the world, has issued a press release stating that VUVUZELAS ARE BANNED FROM THE ANNUAL NATHAN’S FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST on July 4th at Nathan’s on Coney Island, New York. 

The full press release is after the break: Continue reading HOT DOG! VUVUZELAS BANNED FROM MAJOR JULY 4TH SPORTING EVENT!

The World’s Fastest Game of Monopoly: 21 seconds


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Monopoly Slot Machine
Monopoly Casino Slot Machine Game

If you have ever been to Las Vegas, then you should be familiar with one of the most popular slot machine game themes ever made: Monopoly.  (Yes, the ubiquitious Wheel! of! Fortune! games are a more popular theme, but that’s a different article for a different day).

And when it comes to playing Monopoly – playing the Monopoly-themed slot machine is certainly one way to say that you have played the World’s Fastest Game of Monopoly.

But you would be incorrect, as the slot machine is not the board game, and when it comes to talking smack about Monopoly, it’s all about the board game.

So, Web Watch readers, we ask you this question:  assuming you play exactly by the listed rules in a standard set of Monopoly, WHAT IS THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME THAT A MONOPOLY GAME CAN BE PLAYED? Continue reading THE WORLD’S FASTEST GAME OF MONOPOLY: 21 SECONDS