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Every Rule

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Every Rule

Here you can fine just about every rule in the universe. With a slogan that says, “Simple Site, Simple Search, Simply the Rules.” Makes you wonder what you’re in for. Well pick a category and get your journey started.

The categories are: Kids Games, Computer Games, Board Games, Casino Games, Sports, Etiquette, TV Game Shows, Every Other Rule.

There is Rule Breakers News, Quizzes and even… Continue reading

FetchBook.info

Monday, November 15th, 2004

FetchBook.info

If you’re like me, you want to get the most for your money and make sure that your money goes as far as it can. I’m also an avid reader, and new books to keep my mind occupied can get pricey. Well now you can help both your wallet and your reading.

This site will allow you to look up a book title, and compare the prices… Continue reading

Live Manuals

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Live Manuals

You can find a manual for just about anything on this site. You can search by manufacturer or by product or you can just look through all the categories. This site rated in Yahoo’s top 50 for useful sites. I think this one is a favorite, so book mark it now.

I looked up my digital camera, because I’ve been having trouble with the pictures… Continue reading

The Star Spangled Banner

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Star Spangled Banner

Well, tomorrow is National Flag Day in the USA, so to celebrate, stop by this site and learn about the flag that inspired our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Here you can take a quick poll on owning the flag. You’d be surprised at the results. You can read the story of our flag, learn about preserving our flag, and test your knowledge… Continue reading

Gas Buddy

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Gas Buddy

No, this isn’t about riding home from the ballpark with your friend who ate too many chili dogs… it is a very useful site to help you get ahead on the ever-changing gas prices with “the ultimate portal to local real time gas price information.”

How does it work? Simply, choose your location (either the province or state you live in) and it will give you… Continue reading

Tides

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Tides

Scroll down the page and there is a huge listing of locations, then choose a location, then it will give you the latitude a longitude of the location you chose and then click the button “Show Tides”. You then get a page with the most current tidal information for that location or you can type in your location and click show tides and see what it comes… Continue reading

NCBuy Game House

Monday, November 15th, 2004

NCBuy Game House

It’s been a while since I brought you a great game site. With tons of categories like: action/adventure, mind puzzles, board games, card games, classics, educational, racing, and shooting games for you pleasure. And better yet, you can play them free.

Each game will tell you what it requires. I suggest you check out Bug Splat in “Other”, Baby Dance, Gulpy, and Blobs. All… Continue reading

Totally Absurd Inventions

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Totally Absurd Inventions

This is a neat site where you can view some of America’s goofiest patents. You can check out their Featured Invention, Absurd Archives, Totally Absurd Golf Inventions, Classified Ads, and their Inventors Showcase.

The Featured Invention while I was visiting was the Helmet Bar. Here’s part of the write up on the Helmet Bar: “Remember the popular hat with beer holders on each side… Continue reading

Malin Space Science Systems

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Malin Space Science Systems

MSSS (Malin Space Science Systems) designs, develops, and operates instruments that fly on robotic spacecraft. Why am I recommending this site for you to check out? Because of the wonderful Mars Images and MOC gallery.

This gallery has wonderful and beautiful pictures from Mars, and from the Mars Orbiter Camera. You can view images of Mars all the way from as recent as this… Continue reading

Wessel’s Living History Farm

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Wessel’s Living History Farm

This is a fabulous site teaching about innovations in agriculture. You’ll need macromedia flash and QuickTime, if you don’t have them scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the get flash or get QuickTime buttons. Then you’ll be able to install and view this site with pleasure.

The actual Wessel’s farm is in York, Nebraska. Learn about the farm’s founder… Continue reading

The Museum of Unworkable Devices

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Museum of Unworkable Devices

This is a site that makes you think. Check out inventions that didn’t work, and then try to puzzle out why they went wrong. Definitely a site worth exploring. It’s also very educational and written at a level where almost anyone can understand.

The main gallery includes: It’ll Never Work!, Overbalanced Wheels, Stevin’s Problem, Friction and Idealizations… Continue reading

Smithsonian National Zoo

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Smithsonian National Zoo

I know we’ve been running a lot of zoo sites lately but this site is too wonderful to leave behind. With the warming weather what better places to visit than zoos? This site is laid out exquisitely, and with tons of useful information.

You can check out the photo gallery, read up on species by continent, learn about activities and events to help you… Continue reading

The Museum of Unnatural History

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Museum of Unnatural History

This site boasts being “a slightly bizarre, cyberspace, science museum for all ages.” Looking into explaining things like why the dinosaurs died out, is there really a Loch Ness monster, could there being flying saucers, mysteries of space and time, odd archeology, the seven wonders of the ancient world, and many more.

Having been fascinated with the seven wonders of the ancient since… Continue reading

The Forgotten War

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Forgotten War

The Forgotten War is a site about the Korean War. A war that spanned three long hard years with many casualties, and is rarely talked about in depth. Here you can find information on this war as well as see pictures of Truman, the Memorial, Medals of Honor, and more.

This site divides the war into three separate phases:

“The first phase began on June… Continue reading

It’s SPAM

Friday, November 12th, 2004

It’s SPAM

Welcome to the Official SPAM homepage. We aren’t talking about unwanted email, but the delicious lunchmeat. You can follow its travels through time, with “Spam in Time” and check all those different labels from as early as the 1930’s. Take a virtual ride on the SPAMMOBILE and find out if it’s coming to your town. Join the Official SPAM Fan Club or browse through the SPAM… Continue reading

USDA For KIDS

Friday, November 12th, 2004

USDA For KIDS

The U.S Department of Agriculture for Kids is today’s cool site. What’s spiffy about this site? I personally think Zip-the-Bee is. This is a great educational tool for your kids, and even your grandkids.

Teach your children how to prevent against food born illnesses, weather, backyard conservation, nature watch and so much more. Especially let them play with Zip-the-Bee, an interactive game for their… Continue reading

Puzzle Parlor

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Do you enjoy puzzles? Well then, you’re going to love this site. Start by clicking the logo to begin your playtime. Select a shape to start your puzzle. My favorite puzzle is “Snowflake Square”.

Choose a piece and place it on the puzzle surface—you can rotate pieces by pressing the right arrow key on the keyboard, and if you mess up you

Garage Sale Hunter

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Garage Sale Hunter

This site’s goal is to create a “nationwide garage sale forum.” It’s that season and let me tell you here in Toledo, the garage sales are already in full force. You can find a garage sale near you or you can post your garage sale so people can find you. The best part is that it’s absolutely free.

You can also find garage sale… Continue reading

Boycott Watch

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Boycott Watch

What is Boycott Watch? Their FAQ answers this question efficiently, “Boycott Watch is a non-profit organization that looks at boycott calls, asks both sides their story and posts it at Boycott Watch so people can decide for themselves what the truth is.” If you have more questions about them and their goals check out their FAQ.

Get your information on boycotts you are watching as… Continue reading

The Palatus Personality Test

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Palatus Personality Test

This site is just for fun. Ignore the three ads and have a blast answering the 10 questions to find out your personality type. Just choose your answer to the question and click through to the next question. It took me about two minutes to take the test. Here’s what I found out about myself.

“Other people see you as sensible, cautious, careful… Continue reading

US History

Friday, November 12th, 2004

US History

This is a neat history site. I wasn’t too sure when I got there but it won me over. Have you ever wondered what the most historic mile was? Well you can find out at this site. And so much more, learn about Valley Forge, Betsy Ross, and you guessed it the Liberty Bell.

Check out their What’s New section for fun activities and information. You… Continue reading

Which Book?

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Which Book?

This site is fabulous. If you know of a site like this with a US listing or an Online listing, please send it in to me so that we can post it.

What is so neat about this site? Well, for those of you readers in the UK it will point you to the nearest library to get the book, or books, you’ve selected. For… Continue reading

Negro Spirituals

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Negro Spirituals

This site is a treasure chest of information, not to mention organized and brilliant. You will find the history of spirituals, actual songs, singers, and composers. A site that also has useful links to other history sites and a search engine.

One of the neatest parts is when you’re checking out the different sections, for example: The Composers. You can actually click to hear a… Continue reading

Negro Spirituals

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Negro Spirituals

This site is a treasure chest of information, not to mention organized and brilliant. You will find the history of spirituals, actual songs, singers, and composers. A site that also has useful links to other history sites and a search engine.

One of the neatest parts is when you’re checking out the different sections, for example: The Composers. You can actually click to hear a… Continue reading

Complete Sun and Moon Data For ONE Day

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Complete Sun and Moon Data For ONE Day

A site brought to you by the U.S. Naval Observatory that declares: “You can obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, along with information on the Moon’s phase…”

Example of what you’ll get:
The following information is provided for Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio… Continue reading

Grimm Brothers

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Grimm Brothers

National Geographic brings you the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, from Folklore to Forever. This site is a treasure. Here you can find 12 of the Grimms Fairy Tales from an early 1914 translation, so expect them to be gruesome. Here’s a quote from the site:

“Once they saw how the tales bewitched young readers, the Grimms, and editors aplenty after them, started ‘fixing’ things. Tales gradually… Continue reading

Behind the Name

Friday, November 12th, 2004

“The etymology and history of first names,” is what this site is about. You can read information on Names, and on Etymology. (The study of the origins of words.) But the best part is to type your first name in the search engine and see what comes up. I did mine to show you what you’ll find out about your name.

AMANDA

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