TODAY | January 05, 2013
>>> this morning on "weekly rewind," we'll look back at some of the most clicked on, talked about, and simply unbelievable stories. jenna is here to run them down.
>> guys, we've got good ones today. let me set a scene. you're hanging out at the beach, enjoying a beautiful day . out of nowhere superman flies by. and no, you're not not wearing your glasses. that is indeed superman, however, as the video will show, it is a remote-controlled superman. yes, this week this amateur video downloaded on youtube of a life-sized version of the man of steel zipping around the beech caused california beach-goers to question the water they were drinking that day. there have been more than 400,000 views on line. do you have any idea how much fun you could have with this on the plaza downstairs here?
>> i love that idea.
>> we've never seen it. we've seen remote-controlled everything else. haven't seen superman.
>> flying around the city would be hilarious.
>> i'm sensing a plan hatching here.
>> that's right.
>> although these people put this on line and shot video. i would have run so far the other direction. you couldn't even see. yeah, fun.
>> very cool.
>> what's ex-?
>> you ever feel like getting into college is getting harder these days? back when we were applying 50 years ago, the entrance essay was something like what do you want to be when you grow up and why. today those same essay questions, call them considerably more creative. here are a few examples of what i'm talking about. keep in mind, these are from top universities. university of chicago asking perspective students where is waldo , really? at caltech, they're asking applicants to please describe an unusual way this which you have fun.
>> careful with that one.
>> and then -- right? and wake forest , think of things that fascinated you when you were 10-years-old. what has endured?
>> how would you answer the where's waldo question?
>> for the privilege of spending $50,000 -- waldo question? probably trying to figure out what do they want.
>> i base my whole college application process on which schools didn't need an essay.
>> she admitted it which is better. part of why we love dylan.
>> and how is correspondents school working out?
>> pretty well. look where she is.
>> very well.
>> this next story is mildly disturbing, ever slightly entertaining. do you have any extra scotch tape left from the holidays? let's continue. a naum-based photographer has come -- new mexico-based photographer has come up with an yus unusual way to use scotch tape . it is not pretty. scotch tape portraits. they've become an internet phenomenon with the series including 33 men and women with w tee -- with teeth around their faces. offering expression was hilarious to downright terrifying. i know, i had a hard time watching it. i didn't want to see it. i did -- i brought this for lester. i wondered how many things he would do on live television . this being one, would you do it?
>> the operative term is live television . we don't tape the show.
>> i -- did not practice. that came out of my brain.
>> where are you on scotching tape --
>> no, i think that is -- first of all, i don't mean to be the downer, but someone's going to suffocate. say i'm a parent --
>> you are clearly a parent.
>> they're going to suffocate.
>> is that a no?
>> be careful. don't put it over the nostrils, be fine.
>> put a couple of straws there. that remind me back in the day, we liked to put our faces in the xerox machine . that was easier, much more sane.
>> next week on "weekly rewind," the faces in the xerox copy -- i'll bring one and hold it here. then this guy will be -- doing that thing. perfect. nice. i like it.
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