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Language Museum

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Welcome to Language Museum site where you can find just about everything you need to know about languages. I think their intro sums it up pretty well so I will share it with you here.

“The Language Museum is a linguistic website which offers the samples of 2000 languages in the world. Every sample includes 4 parts: (1) a sample image, (2) an English translation, (3) the speaking countries and… Continue reading

XC Skiing Information Season

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Attention cross country skiers, this site is for you, even those beginner’s like me. Here you can find Daily Snow Reports, Resort Guides, Equipment Directory, Ski Racing, and much, much more.

I loved the Snow Monsters section—it’s the kids ski section. It contains a Kid’s Club, Movies and Cartoons, Next X Snow, My Mountain, and a section called “Respect Nature”. I love the Respect Nature section which teaches all about… Continue reading

Degree Confluence Project

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“The project is an organized sampling of the world. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you’re on the surface of Earth. We’ve discounted confluences in the oceans and some near the poles, but there are still 12,555 to be found.”

They are taking pictures of all these confluences. So that means that are tons of photos for you to browse through of these special… Continue reading

Safe Car

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

It’s the time of year where in some places the weather is beginning to get crummy. Which in my mind brings up the idea of car safety. With this site you can make sure that your car is safe

Equipment and Safety — This is the section where you can find out all about the equipment on your car, and how safe it is. Check out Tires, Airbags, and Rollover… Continue reading

Reel Classics

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Do you love old classic movies? If so, like me, you’re going to love this site. You can prowl through the Stars of the films, the Films themselves, Audio and Visual material, and much more.

The Stars section is broken up into Actors, Actresses, Animated Voices, and Screen Teams. Want a sampling of who you’ll find there?

Actors: Fred

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Another one for all of us consumers! This site has all the recent U.S. recalls that were issued for safety. You’ll want to bookmark or put this one in your favorites so that you can keep up with it.

But it isn’t just for recalls! You can also find safety information here. I appreciated the “4 Kids” section which talks about safety for your children. Please check out the recalls… Continue reading

One Warm Coat

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

When the weather turns colder it’s time to look at those who are without. As we enter into a major season of giving keep this charity in mind.

Their goal… “to provide any person with a warm coat, free of charge. Providing this simple, yet vital, need helps people live productive lives year round.”

The “About Us” section will tell you all about how they got started. They’ve been around… Continue reading

Postcards from the Attic

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

This has to be one of the neatest postcards sites I’ve run across in a long time. These are all postcards from 1900-1910. There are several ways that you can browse this site. You can check out everything that is on this main page or you can click “Complete Archives”.

In “Complete Archives” you can browse by section (Landscapes, Animals, etc.) or you can just go through card by card… Continue reading

The Paperback Revolution

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

The year is 1935, the place is Britain, the revolutionary idea is—paperbacks. Can you imagine not having paperbacks? Some of my most favorite books that I’ve ever read are paperbacks, and can not even be found in hardback editions.

Let’s explore this revolution. Click the “Revolution” tab to begin. One of the neat things in this section is the “Animated Paperback Timeline”. (The timeline requires macromedia flash, you’ll be directed… Continue reading

Librarian’s Index of the Internet: Photos

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I’m bringing you the photograph collections of this site. They range from Aerial to Regional, Panoramic to Stereoscopic, Nature to Science, so you are assured that you will probably find something you like here. Hey you’ll even see some of those daguerreotypes that I’ve recommended before.

Now when you visit each topic you will be directed to a listing of sites with definitions of what they contain, because this is… Continue reading

Just Coffee Art

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Never have I been to a more interesting art site. Here you can explore the galleries of paintings made with the medium of coffee. That’s right, paintings colored with coffee instead of paint. And let me tell you they are amazing.

The home page gives an idea of what you are getting into, a brief intro and warm welcome.

Coffee Art? — this section explains how the idea came to… Continue reading

History of Nations

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Their introduction was concise and to the point, so I thought I would share it with you. “This site has a history of every nation in the world. Each country is covered by a brief essay which gives the highlights of each nation’s history.”

There are several ways to use this site—you can either choose a continent from those they have provided, and then choose the country you are looking… Continue reading

The World of Peter Rabbit

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

This site is not only about the World of Peter Rabbit and his friends but also about Beatrix Potter the author who brought us Peter Rabbit. I loved these stories as a child and was happy to get onto reviewing this site. Choose your language at the bottom of the page to begin.

I would like to start with the Biography section, so click the purple circle that reads “Beatrix… Continue reading

Everything Ocean

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“Did you know that female dolphins sleep at the water’s surface, with their blow holes exposed so the can breathe, and male dolphins sleep just below the surface, rising to the surface periodically to breathe?”

This is just one of the interesting facts you can learn here in “Poseidon’s Library” at Ocean.com. You can also find out about the featured sea creature of the moment by clicking on its picture… Continue reading

Paper Airplanes

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I remember as a little kid that we would get bored in school and try to make paper airplanes to fly notes across the room when our teacher’s back was turned. I was never very good in getting mine off the ground so I switched to origami and made footballs to pass my notes from desk to desk. But now I can learn how to

Kid’s Web Japan

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Whether you use this site to teach your kids about Japan, or use it yourself to learn about Japan, you will find that it is a real delight.

Explore Japan — In this section you will do exactly what the title says. Explore Japan. Here you can find out about the Regions of Japan along with a nice map, nature and climate, but that’s not all. You will also learn… Continue reading

FEMA for Kids

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Why don’t you and your child join Herman the Spokescrab at this site? A site that is all about teaching your child, and children everywhere, how to be prepared for disasters and how to prevent disaster damage. Your child can also become a “Disaster Action Kid”, with a certificate and everything. A Disaster Action Kid knows how to protect themselves and their pets in a disaster as well as what… Continue reading

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

November 11 is an important holiday here in the states: Veteran’s Day. Elsewhere it’s still called Armistice Day as it was first named after WW1. The day is set aside to honor those who have served our country, to remind them that America appreciates what they did.

If you have RealPlayer on your computer you are definitely going to want to go to the Jennifer Love Hewitt link on this… Continue reading

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Today is an important holiday here in the states: Veteran’s Day. Elsewhere it’s still called Armistice Day as it was first named after WW1. The day is set aside to honor those who have served our country, to remind them that America appreciates what they did.

If you have RealPlayer on your computer you are definitely going to want to go to the Jennifer Love Hewitt link on this page… Continue reading

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Veteran’s Day

Today is an important holiday here in the states: Veteran’s Day. Elsewhere it’s still called Armistice Day as it was first named after WW1. The day is set aside to honor those who have served our country, to remind them that America appreciates what they did.

If you have RealPlayer on your computer you are definitely going to want to go to the Jennifer Love Hewitt link… Continue reading

Opera—more popular everyday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Opera—more popular everyday

Want a cool alternative to Internet Explorer? And no, we’re not talking about Netscape Navigator. Check out the free version of an amazing browser called Opera. There are many reasons to love this one.

When you first run Opera, you’ll notice differences right away. At the bottom, a display pops up and shows you exactly how the page download is progressing. You run a new search in… Continue reading

Women of Our Time

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Women of Our Time

This site is a historical gem. I’m bring you the Twentieth Century Photographs from the National Photograph Gallery, as you scroll through you will notice these are all women. These are the great women of the Twentieth Century collected here to be remembered for all time.

Scroll over a photograph and it will give you the name and occupation of the woman featured… Continue reading

Beneath L.A.

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Beneath L.A.

This site brings you the history of Los Angeles, California that you may not have known before. When most people think of L.A. historically they think of riots, celebrities, and earthquakes. At least if your from my generation you do, but this city has a rich history. Welcome to “Beneath L.A.”, an anthology of little known facts and stories from the city.

Some points of interest… Continue reading

Russia: Land of the Tsars

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Russia: Land of the Tsars

This site is fascinating and exquisite. With a beautifully detailed timeline you can trace Russia back to the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev in 988, to the Fall of Nicholas II in 1918. There is very in-depth information and imagery to go along with the timeline.

I think you will love the multimedia section more than the timeline. With 17 images from… Continue reading

Engines 101

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Engines 101

Have you ever wondered how a jet engine works? Here’s the place to find out. If you choose the “how a jet engine works” section, you can learn about jet propulsion,or ven how they are actually built. Not to mention you can test drive jet engines on their site and see what planes fly with GE Jet Engines.

This site is educational and informative, and… Continue reading

Puzz.com

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Puzz.com

No, “puzz” is not some Yiddish insult, it’s short for puzzle. This site is both for puzzle lovers and for test takers. You can find tons of both here along with other goodies that will keep you quite busy.

You’ll find IQ tests, trivia, puzzles and a lot of other stuff. Scroll down the page to visit all their links. A lot of them are owned by… Continue reading

Dilbert

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Today I’m bringing you the official Dilbert Comic Strip website. Everyone in the office can enjoy this one. Here you can read about the characters, search for intelligent life, download snazzy screen savers, and much more.

For those of you who like fiddling with your cursors, you can turn it into a Dilbert character. You can download screensavers, yahoo IMvironments, link icons

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