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Are the Dallas Cowboys REALLY “America’s Team”? Maybe not so much


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Everybody says that the Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Team”.

But are they? Are they really that?

Maybe it’s time to really find out, scientifically, once and for all. And to do that, we have to turn to the Internet for an answer:

NFL Logo Map Custom Cotton 20*36 King Size Pillowcase
NFL Logo Map Custom Cotton 20*36 King Size Pillowcase
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Wanna see a Solar Eclipse? Mark your calendar for AUGUST 21, 2017!


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Have you ever had the opportunity to see a real-for-real solar eclipse?

If so, be ready to experience that again.  If not, now’s your chance to start planning ahead so you’re ready for the Event of Your Lifetime!

Eclipse!
Eclipse!
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Interactive: Weather forecast for your area in the year 2100


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There is one common denominator in most small talk conversations: “HOW’S THE WEATHER WHERE YOU ARE?

Why is the weather such a topic of discussion? Because it’s safe. Everyone has an opinion on it, and you can’t argue whether someone’s wrong.  If you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour – it’ll likely change.

AcuRite Digital Thermometer
AcuRite Digital Thermometer
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Canada?


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Many people have said that American’s geography skills are a little bit — nay, a whole lot – subpar compared to the rest of the world.

Kids in the US have trouble identifying states, let alone trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle of Europe. God forbid you ask them to try the Africa puzzle.

So let’s keep things a little bit closer to home and focus on just Canada.

Canada: America's Hat
Canada: America’s Hat

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Where to Pee during Mardis Gras


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If you’ve ever been to Mardis Gras – or any large scale drinking festival – then you know how hard it is to find a place to use the bathroom

Web Watch remembers one large festival with lines 30 minutes long for the porta-potties.  Men were bypassing the relative privacy of the portajohns and were using the tree and weed-lined fence to take care of business.

We overheard a potentially horrible situation when one man apparently dropped his keys into the muck.  His buddy shouted over, “dude – just leave ’em”.  It’s stories like this that make you want to know…. the rest of the story.

Mardis Gras Porta-Potty
Mardis Gras Porta-Potty

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Johnny Cash has been everywhere, mapped!


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Who doesn’t love themselves some Johnny Cash?  Especially his later releases, which really hit a chord (no pun intended) with an entirely new audience.

Johnny Cash - Flipping the Bird
Johnny Cash at San Quentin

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Where does the wind blow across the US?


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What’s the one topic of conversation that you can always have with a stranger that you can have with your parents?

“HOW’S THE WEATHER?” (or variations to that effect)  It’s too warm, cold, wet, dry.

Everyone has an opinion on the weather, what it should be and what it was.  It effects pretty much everybody in some manner.

400-Watt Wind Generator
400-Watt Wind Generator

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Game time: Where in the World Are You?


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Geography was one of those subjects in school that you either loved or hated.

For the people who loved geography, have we got a website for you.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

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The Five Most Visited Websites


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How many websites do you visit in a day?  Week?  Month?

We know, just from you reading this today, that you visit at least one website that we know about.  And chances are, you got here after visiting a search engine or a link from another site.

And it’s really hard to guess what the LEAST VISITED WEBSITE IN THE WORLD is, because there are any number of purchased domains that some bloke is using for their own personal storage space rather than serving a public service.  For every website that you may have heard of, there are likely thousands that are only known about by the person who purchased the domain name.

Maps and the Internet
Maps and the Internet

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The US map of Alcohol and Beer


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The other day, Web Watch shared with you the ultimate list of US brands, as mapped out across the country.

Isn’t it time to use that inspiration in more enjoyable ways?  After all, who wants to run out and buy an iconic product if you have no use for it?

The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World
The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World

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Most Iconic Brands across the US


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Whenever Web Watch travels around the country, we always try to “go local” whenever possible.  We can eat at an Applebee’s or a McDonald’s almost anywhere… but we’ll go out of our way to chow down at an IN-N-OUT BURGER or grab a beer at the WYNKOOP BREWERY because, well, we can’t get that stuff locally.

Well, we could if we put some effort into the project, but you know what we mean.  When you travel, you want to be like a native.  If that means drinking sweet tea while in the South, or grabbing some BBQ in Texas, having a lobster roll in Maine — well, by golly, that’s what we’re going to do.

From Altoids to Zima: The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names
From Altoids to Zima:
The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names

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The worst street names in America


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Are you ashamed of where you live, not because of the neighborhood, but because of the name of your city?

How would you like to live in either Blue Ball or Intercourse, Pennsylvania?  Cumming, Georgia?  Stoner, Colorado?  (well, that last one may be more appropriate now than previously, but still…)

Of course you can see a full list of EMBARASSING CITY NAMES at any number of places online…

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How well do you know world events and politics? (Chances are, not well at all)


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Were you one of those kids who really excelled at Social Studies in grade school?

Do you sit there and read through the World Almanac every year?

Can you entertain others at a cocktail party with your ability to name every foreign president in alphabetical order?

Yeah, we didn’t think so.  Kids who can do that kind of stuff are pretty much dorks.

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Facebook vs the World: Tracking Your Friendships around the Globe


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Web Watch has traveled all over the world and has made tons of friends.

We could call up folks from Hong Kong to Morocco, and places in-between using that old-fashioned telephone thingie.

Sure, we could use Facebook to reach out to all our friends, but why do something that impersonal when you can reach out and touch someone with a phone call?

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How far can I walk in 2 hours?


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Have you ever had a free weekend where you just wanted to head out of town — anywhere — and didn’t have any more solid plan other than “what can we see within a 2-hour drive from here?”

Or asked the same question about how far you could walk or bicycle in a certain timeframe?

Well, worry no more – Web Watch has found a site for you.

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