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The Fast Check Forum

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The Fact Check Forum

Welcome to The Fact Check Forum, where you can find unusual factoids that are frequently updated and are always interesting.

Did you know that there are over 3.5 million patents for mousetraps submitted to the patent office? Or that 1,450 tons of chocolate were consumed during the 2006 holiday season? Well, those are just two of the facts that I found here.

On the main… Continue reading

Tropical Glen

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Tropical Glen

Well, from the title of the site, I certainly didn’t expect music, but that’s what I got and in spades! Here you will find 100 years worth of popular music. How does it work? Well, let’s dig right in.

To listen to music, you can either select a year or scroll down and browse through the featured artist collections. You can check out the category selections as… Continue reading

Line Rider

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Line Rider

I’ve been in good spirits since the start of the New Year and I’ve found this fun site that I just can’t wait to share with you. So, welcome to Line Rider, an interesting and interactive jaunt into your own imagination.

How does it work? Well, start by clicking Play. This will take you to the page with the instructions. Once you’ve read over the instructions, click… Continue reading

New Year’s History

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

New Year’s History

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the passing of one year and the beginning of the next? Or where and when it all started? Well, this year, you can find out!

This site is super simple to navigate too. You’ll read a lot of the main history right on the main page. I was surprised to learn that the celebration of New Year’s started in… Continue reading

World Wide Words

Friday, December 29th, 2006

World Wide Words

This is a site that provides an interesting take on the English language, from a British viewpoint of Michael Quinion. Not only will you discover more about the English language here, you will also learn about fascinating tidbits of the history behind the words in the English language.

On the main page, you will find, in the center of the page, several sections: New from the… Continue reading

Box Office Mojo

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Box Office Mojo

The first thing you need to do when you get here is sign up for a Screening Pass account, which is free and it allows you to access some of the niftier features on the site.

Here you can not only check out how movies are doing at the box office, but see trailers, stills, comment in the forums on them, rate movies and much, much… Continue reading

Home Envy

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Home Envy

Welcome to Home Envy, a site that is all about making your house the best it can be. There are two ways to browse this site. You can use the side menu or the navigation strip at the top.

The side menu lets you browse by columnists. Just use the drop down box to select a columnist you want to check out. Or you can browse by… Continue reading

Web Math

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Web Math

I will be the first to tell you that I didn’t inherit my parent’s mathematical brains. I started off well, but due to some odd timing in my education, I lost out on some of the major concepts of math. (Hello percentages, fractions and algebra!) My mom is currently teaching math and can actually sit and do math problems for fun (a trait that has always both… Continue reading

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Merry Christmas

Welcome to the Merry Christmas site! This site boasts to being your “home for the holidays.” It’s divided up into three main sections and those sections are broken down to get even more specific.

Christmas Recipes, Music and Movies – Click this link to head on into this section and then select the ornament for the section that you want to browse.

Music – Here you can… Continue reading

Snow Days

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Snow Days

There is nothing I love more than to watch the snow fall at night. It has a way of making the world soft and quiet, not to mention, beautiful. Some of you who have been subscribed to this newsletter for a while may remember this site, as I have featured it before. I only bring it to you again, because I just love it so much!

This… Continue reading

Claus

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Claus

Welcome to Claus! This is where you can explore Santa’s village. Let me take you on a tour, starting from the top and working our way down.

Santa’s – This is the building with the red hat and the word Santa’s on it. Here you will find the Elf Hall of Fame, Traditions, The Santa Show, Crafty Crafts, Sugarplum Mary’s Party, Elf Theater and Call Santa in His… Continue reading

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Welcome to Santa’s Net, where you can learn all about Christmas traditions from around the world. A lot of this site is self-explanatory, but I’ll do my best to point you to some interesting information.

The first link you’ll notice is called “How Merry Christmas is Said in Different Countries.” What you will find is a giant list of how to say Merry… Continue reading

How Christmas Works

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

How Christmas Works

I love the introduction to this site. It asks you how you would explain Christmas to an alien. Then you get right to the listing of Christmas questions so that you can get to the bottom of “How Christmas Works.”

In the yellow box, next to the introduction, you can find related articles like: “How Do Christmas Trees Work”? or “How Does Mistletoe Work”? You… Continue reading

All Recipes: Christmas

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

All Recipes: Christmas

Christmas is only a week away and it’s time to start baking! I’m going to start with the part of this site that I was the most excited by. The Christmas Countdown! You can find it by scrolling down the page. It is located directly under the advertisement on the side or you can go right here.

The section is set… Continue reading

Cooking By Numbers

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Cooking by Numbers

Are you at a loss as to what to make for dinner tonight? Or do you have a limited amount of ingredients and need to make the most of them? Well, now you can! At Cooking by the Numbers, putting together meals has never been easier.

There is a list of ingredients on the site. Just check the boxes next to everything you have, for… Continue reading

Find Sounds

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Find Sounds

Welcome to a sound search engine! All you have to do is type in the sound you want to hear and you’ll get it.

For example, meow, bell, ring, bark, etc.

Find Sounds starts searching the Web for your sound right away. Then you can either click on the link of the search result or you can click the speaker next to it to hear the sound… Continue reading

Expert Village

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Expert Village

This is one of the best how-to sites I have run across in a long time. Why? You’d be right to ask. This site is so unique among other similar sites, because everything is on video. There are whole series of how-to videos here. From Krav Maga (a style of self defense) to pet training to belly dancing, you’ll find just about everything here.

The reason the… Continue reading

Photonhead

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Photonhead

Welcome to Photonhead. This is a site stuffed full of digital camera tips and tricks and it has an awesome Beginners Guide to Photography! It seems like everyone I know has a digital camera on their Christmas list this year or they’re going to give one to someone else. So, it got me thinking that there were going to be a lot of photography beginners out there and… Continue reading

Double Tongued Dictionary

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Double Tongued Dictionary

Welcome to the Double Tongue Word Wrester Dictionary where you will find slang, jargon and less frequently used terms defined for you. For a full explanation of what is included in this dictionary, check out the About section, which is where you will also find out about the author of the site.

On the main page, you will find the newest entry defined near the top… Continue reading

Color & I

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Color & I

(You may need a Flash Player to use this. You can get one here).

This is a fun application that allows you to select options to various paint colors to paint the shown object. The color you choose will help determine your color profile.

To begin click Start. You will then click the paint roller. After that, you need to click the color… Continue reading

Comics

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Comics

So, you love reading the comics in the newspaper everyday (or at least, every Sunday), but you’ve missed a couple episodes. Or maybe you just want to read more of the funnies to have a laugh. Well, either way, this cool site can help you!

Just come to Comics.com and you can read all your favorite comics any time you want. Just be careful not to get wrapped… Continue reading

Jim Warren

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Jim Warren

This man happens to be one of my favorite artists. He does a lot of surreal and fantasy art that is just amazing. Whether it’s a painting with someone ripping through the canvas or seeing some of my favorite Disney characters outside of their regular world, I am always amazed at his artistic talent. I hope you will be too.

I am starting you on the… Continue reading

EX-POW

Friday, December 8th, 2006

EX-POW

Here you will find the incredible story of Ray Sherman, who was a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945. He’s decided to share his diaries with the world and his experiences as a POW. On the main page, you’ll see photos of him and a POW tribute writing. You can then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Read Diary link, which will… Continue reading

Interior Paint Calculator

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Sometimes I run across things that I’ve looked up to solve a real life problem and I think to myself, if this helped me, I’m sure it can help other people with the same dilemma. We recently decided to paint our kitchen and I had no idea how much paint we were going to need, so I started looking around on the Internet and I found this great paint calculator… Continue reading

SCIFIPEDIA

Friday, December 1st, 2006

SCIFIPEDIA

Welcome to Scifipedia! This is where you can find just about anything about the Science Fiction genre. And even better, if what you’re looking for isn’t here, you can easily add the information.

I was absolutely thrilled by how much there was to explore. There are over 3,000 entries here and the collection is growing daily. On the main page, there is a lot that you can… Continue reading

Craft Shows

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Craft Shows

Crafts shows are always one of my favorite parts of the holidays. At a craft show, you can always find something fun and homemade that might be the perfect gift for someone. I’ve often thought about making soap and selling it at a craft show, but I really had no idea how to go about it.

Well, if I would have known about this site, I could… Continue reading

Digital Photography Class

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Digital Photography Class

Welcome to the Digital Photography Class. This site is going to help you learn how to make the most out of using your digital camera.

I originally stumbled across this site when I was trying to find out what to look for when I went to buy a digital camera for my mom. You don’t only get tips on what to look for in a camera… Continue reading

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