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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

Unnatural Wonders

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Unnatural Wonders

Well you’ve probably all read or heard about natural wonders of the world. This is a site dedicated to the Unnatural Wonders around the world. It’s listed from A to Z, just click the link to be whisked to the wonder you have chosen.

Prepare to be amused as you surf through these wonders, I particularly loved the Shoe Trees. You can find places and… Continue reading

Last Words

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Last Words

Sporting the Shakespeare quote, “The tongues of dying men enforce attention like deep harmony.” (Richard II, II.1.5-6), this site is about famous last words.

You’ll find a collection of Famous Last Words from real people and fictional characters, as well as, Famous Epitaphs, Famous Wills and Obituaries, Famous Last Stands, and Famous Farewells.

From the profound to the just plain dumb, you can find it here.… Continue reading

International Press and Media of the World

Friday, November 12th, 2004

International Press and Media of the World

You can read newspapers from around the world, check out art and other forms of media. This site is well put together, and has a topic reminder with nifty image on every page so that you can get a quick glance at what’s happening on that page.

This is from an online magazine titled “Escape from America” that offers information… Continue reading

Book-A-Minute Classics

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Book-A-Minute Classics

This is their welcoming slogan: “In just one minute, you can read entire books and learn everything your teachers will expect you to know.” Sounds hard to believe, well they thought that everyone would think that too.

So I gave them a try and discovered that they were witty if not truthful. The summaries do apply to the book, I just don’t think it fills all… Continue reading

The Easter Egg Archive

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Easter Egg Archive

This site has nothing to do with brightly colored edible eggs and everything to do with those little surprises that are programmed into software that you use on the computer. Their definition of an Easter egg is “any amusing tidbit that creators hid in their creations. They could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even your watch. There are thousands of… Continue reading

Lord of the Peeps

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Lord of the Peeps

Lord of the Rings fan, here is some peeping good fun for you. And all you Peep lovers out there will get a kick out of this site where Peeps re-enact the classic “Lord of the Rings.” This site is hilarious. You can watch the movie, see the images, read the cast interviews with Bunny Boyd who plays Pippin, and Sean Peepstin who… Continue reading

Tracy and Mia’s Peep-o-Rama

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Tracy and Mia’s Peep-o-Rama

It’s peep season 2003! Not only that, but this is the 50th anniversary of the peep. Check out Tracy and Mia’s peep-o-rama page. See pictures of how peeps are made, look through the galleries of peeps from 1997-2002.

Lots of peep links as well the Neon Blue Peep, Peep poems, and peep recipes. Enjoy!

http://www.marshmallowpeeps.org/

Passover.net

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Passover.net

Curious about the Jewsish festival of Passover that begins at sundown tomorrow night and runs through next week? Then this is THE site to visit. I recommend viewing the flash version which you can do by clicking on “Mr. Matzah”. Choose between MY Kitchen, The Journey, and Matzah Media. Wander through these sections with Mr. Matzah and you will learn a lot, there are even some… Continue reading

About Famous People

Friday, November 12th, 2004

About Famous People

As a kid in school, I had a hard time finding women in history, this site has a fabulous collection of information of famous women throughout history. From First Ladies to Spies, you’ll find it all here, not to mention famous men as well.

Get information on the Presidents, and their first ladies, homes and monuments that were erected to honor famous people, what… Continue reading

A Boke of Gode Cookery

Friday, November 12th, 2004

A Boke of Gode Cookery

I know you are sitting there going “what the heck kind of a title is that?” Well, I thought the same thing. Welcome to a site about medieval recipes for your 21st century kitchen. This one is definitely a keeper.

There are tons of recipes on this site, from medieval to renaissance cooking, and little something thrown in for you gentlemen chefs. You… Continue reading

Gadzillion Things to Think About

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Gadzillion Things to Think About

Let’s start with an example: “Why is it that when you’ve got loads of work to do, you’re not organized, but when you’ve got no work to do, you’re lazy?” Now sit, and ponder young grasshopper.

You’ll find tons of things to think about on this site from Advertising to Situational to the weather. Lots of oddball phrases, wacky quotes, and thought… Continue reading

Whale Net

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Whale Net

Whale Net focuses on whales and marine research. The page comes in four different languages as well. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or just curious you can easily enjoy surfing through this site.

I highly recommend taking the Whale Net tour. It will give you a nice overview of the site features and

Yo-yo Universe

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Yo-yo Universe

First of all, ignore the shopping links (unless you need a new yo-yo), this site was too cool to pass up. I love yo-yo’s and hope you all do too. You can get information on yo-you events, news, tips and tricks, chat, the pro spinner’s club, and information for you parents out there.

Internet Movie Database

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Internet Movie Database

At the Internet Movie Database you can find out just about anything about any movie, actor, director etc. From the top selling movie at the box office right now to the most obscure release. This is your complete movie database, from children’s movies to your favorite action thriller.

Surfin’ around this site you can check out the movies now playing like “Daredevil” and “How to… Continue reading

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Friday, November 12th, 2004

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This web site claims to, “tell you everything you need to know about the basics of making pysanky (more commonly known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs)! All you need is patience, a steady hand, some supplies, and you can make a beautiful work of art! Have fun with this fascinating artform!”

Now the designs are simply beautiful, and worth the effort. This… Continue reading

Run Rabbit Run

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run : an Egg-Citing Adventure. This is a neat little game not for the faint of heart. You have to face evil bunnies, and boulders to save your Easter eggs so that you can deliver them before the children wake up for Easter morning.

A nifty little Flash game full of bunny fun, but can you make it on the high score… Continue reading

CyberSleuth Kids

Friday, November 12th, 2004

CyberSleuth Kids

“An Internet Search Guide for the K-12 Student.” Is their slogan, but how good are they? Fabulous. With tons of links to information your student really needs. There’s clipart to make those school projects a lot snazzier, learning software, educational tools like flashcards, math work sheets, and an online word search will help your child out.

For teachers there are at least 1,000 free lesson… Continue reading

Zoo Web

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Zoo Web

This is your world wide link to zoos and aquariums. What’s so special about it? Well, I think the Atlanta Panda Cam is a big bonus right now. (Of Course, I’ve spent an hour watching the panda bear now!) But the Satellite Tracking Wildlife is also really neat. Or would you like to be a zoo keeper or animal handler, at Zoo Web you can find… Continue reading

World War I—Trenches on the Web

Friday, November 12th, 2004

World War I—Trenches on the Web

“These pages contain information on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map makers of the world would be busy indeed!” What is this site owner talking about, why World War I, of course.

This site is fabulous, I particularly enjoyed the Willy-Nicky telegrams. You… Continue reading

Duct Tape Guys

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Duct Tape Guys

Duct Tape fixes everything, right? Well here are two guys with the best Duct Tape site I’ve run across. I particularly enjoyed the Body Shop section where they show pictures of car repairs done with—you guessed it—duct tape.

The Duct Tape sightings section is also a hoot. Pictures from around the globe that show ways duct tape has been used to repair things.

And… Continue reading

Hot Rod Magazine

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Hot Rod Magazine

I love hot rods! I’ve always wanted to build my own hot rod from the ground up. If you’ve been a fan of the magazine for years, you will love their website.

You can read about the technical side of hot rods, get important how-to information, check out their featured cars, project cars, the history of hot rods, and find out about rodding events around… Continue reading

A Walk Through Time

Friday, November 12th, 2004

A Walk Through Time

A Walk Through Time proudly brought to you by the NIST Physics Laboratory. This site is neat. It shows the progression of time measurement throughout the ages. From the earliest calendars to the first simple time keeping devices.

I think my favorite section was the Earliest Clocks. You can learn about sun clocks and water clocks. Egyptian Shadow Clocks RULE!

This site has… Continue reading

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