Web Wednesday: September 18th, 2013

Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

WTVY Web Wednesday

Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.

A new study has found these people are less likely to develop head and neck cancer, thanks to the lactic acid produced by bacteria. On Facebook, Pam Brammer says that while it might prevent cancer she said it would come “at the expense of loosing [sic] your teeth!” Kyron Cochran responded to Brammer’s comment by saying, “I’ve never had a cavity, but I’d take dentures over cancer any day!”

At an exposition of technology in Germany, some of the latest and most advanced technology for the home was shown. That included the “Hom-Bot” which can vacuum and be controlled by a smartphone and a refrigerator with a smart camera. Some Facebook commenters were critical of the technology, including, Gabby Naro-Craword who said, "Although technology can be a great tool..it is also going too far and making people LAZY....get up and go check whats [sic] in the fridge yourself...your phone isn’t going to cook it for you! GEEZ!!!"

The 20th anniversary of the hit animated series Animaniacs was on September 13th. The show, which ran for 99 episodes, featured a large variety of characters in wacky and unique situations. On Facebook, some viewers shared their favorite quotes from the show. Dustin Benton shared the catchphrase of several characters when they saw another character that the find attractive: “"HELLOOOOOOO NURSE!!!" Shellie Small quoted the introduction to Pinky & The Brain, saying, " what are we going to do tonight brain? The same thing we do every night pinky try to take over the world !!!"... Love it!!” And, Crystal Coulliette channeled Dot’s Poetry Corner: “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair So Fuzzy Wuzzy really wasn't fuzzy, was he? Lol.”

Over the past weekend, there were a pair of conventions celebrating the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They were the Brony Fan Fair in Austin, Texas and the Sac Brony Expo in Sacramento, California. However, there was also another convention—this one in Japan. Over 90 fans braved an incoming typhoon to share their love of the show. This is said to be Japan’s first convention. The show is currently being dubbed in that country.
The video game developer WayForward, known for games such as Ducktales: Remastered, is running an online fundraiser through the Kickstarter outlet. This Kickstarter is for a game called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. It’s a sequel to a 2002 Game Boy Color Game that became a cult classic. The main character, Shanate, ventures through multiple levels and can fight off enemies with a ponytail whip, among many other features. The goal of the fundraiser is $400,000, and as of 4am Wednesday morning, they had raised nearly $332,000. Our original report was shared by Wayforward’s Twitter and Facebook as well as by several of their staff. In addition, a user named Merrick commented, “Thank you, Way Forward has always been held in high respect, including the music composer himself, by many industry insiders and I must say with good reason. If they can churn out two fantastic Barbie games than they have earned a lot of respect from me. It is very nice to see a news network reporting on a video game news story that treats the subject with dignity. I hope to see the funding limit being reached.”

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