Thursday, July 24


Wednesday, July 23


Tuesday, July 22

The Debunker: Can Warm Summer Nights Cause “Heat Lightning”?

by Ken Jennings

Lord Almighty, I feel my temperature rising. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, July is the beginning of the “dog days” of summer, the hottest period of the year. But you know what’s cool on a hot day? Knowledge. Grab a tall glass of lemonade, settle down in a hammock under a shady tree, and let Jeopardy! wunderkind Ken Jennings set you straight on some shamefully persistent misinformation about hot stuff.

The Debunker: Can Warm Summer Nights Cause “Heat Lightning”?

You’re sitting on your porch on a warm, humid summer night. Without warning, off on the horizon, you see flashes of lightning. After a few minutes’ pause, the lightning continues. But the whole time, you haven’t felt a drop of rain—in fact, there’s not a cloud in the sky. Even weirder, none of the lightning was accompanied by thunder! This is clearly no ordinary lightning.

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Monday, July 21

Who Woots?

by Sam Kemmis

Did you watch the entire 8-hour birthday livestream on July 11th? We sure hope, for your sake, that you did not, in which case you probably missed some of the interviews with our favorite forum users. Like this one:

We’ll be rolling these infotaining interviews into this playlist throughout the month, so make sure to remind yourself to check back in if you find them enjoyable.

A special thanks to all the great Wooters who agreed to play along. You all are the reason we do this dumb stuff.

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Music Monday: Heat

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Right now, it's likely to be getting prett-ty warm around you. So today's Music Monday is Scott's tribute to heat. Consider it our way of warming you up to the Dog Days of Summer. Also we wanted to use that terrible pun.

The Style Council - Long Hot Summer


There aren't many songs that feel connected to both an era and a season, but just listen! How could this song be born anywhere but the summer of 1983?

Eh, so they're gonna be short, so what. It's too hot to do a lot of work. See you after the jump.

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Sunday, July 20


Saturday, July 19

Moments in Woot History!

by Sean Adams

Ever wonder what it's like inside Woot?! No? Really, not even a little? Are you sure? Seriously, you never thought about that? Why haven't you thought about that? WHY DON'T YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE AT YOUR FAVORITE ECOMMERCE SITE???

Sorry, just a Comcast moment there. Anyway, take a look at our newest video series, Moments in Woot History:

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