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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

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

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