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eHow

Friday, November 12th, 2004

eHow

I know, the name is kind of strange, but let me tell you, the site is chock full of great how-to advice. They say they have over 15,000 articles (I wasn’t going to count), so if you have a how-to to do here’s your site :-)

http://www.ehow.com

Castle of Spirits

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Castle of Spirits

Do you like a good ghost story? Would you like to see photos of paranormal, ghostly activity? Well if so you might enjoy this site. Are you ready to visit the Castle of Spirits?

This site has ton of pictures, and pictures that have proved to be hoaxes. So for you sleuths out there that should appeal

Virtual Fish Tank

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Like Fish, but don’t want the upkeep? Well now you can get your fish fix by using the virtual fish tank. You’ll need to have Macromedia’s Shockwave to use this site. If you don’t have shockwave this site will direct you to it. If you’re really curious how this whole site works check out their Technical Stuff Section.

From their Press box

Dumb Warnings

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Dumb Warnings

In the style of Dumb Laws, here are dumb warnings. I particularly enjoyed their top ten dumbest warnings and I think you will too. A nice section is the random warning which is a good way to experience the humor of these warnings. Want to just go through them however you want? Go through their warning index and pick and choose as you please.

Have… Continue reading

StarryScapes

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

StarryScapes

“Welcome to Loke Kun Tan’s Astrophotography website which displays photographic images of celestial objects adorning our night skies. Some of the objects are visible to the naked eye, such as the bright and spectacular Comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp. Other objects, such as gaseous nebulae and galaxies, can be extremely faint and are visually evident only in telescopes or through

Healthy Diet

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Healthy Diet

Here you will find Medical Diets and much, much more. Need to find a diet after all this holiday eating? Then I suggest you start your research at this site.

The Medical Diet section is very interesting with information ranging from Heart and Diabetes diets to Allergies and Pregnancy. For those of us who are regular dieters, you will enjoy the other sections with recipes, humor, and… Continue reading

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Visit the Fact-O-Matic, type in a single word and find all occurrences of that word in Mr. Smarty Pant’s database. Or you can just jump right in head first to the topics, and browse to your heart’s content.

I choose the odd topic heading of Flan. Knowing that flan was a desert, I was curious as to what interesting factoids I could find… Continue reading

Dumb Laws

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

We all know they are out there, waiting, just waiting to get us. Have you ever been the victim of a dumb law? Well now you can find out about dumb laws from all over the world. Check out the dumb laws for my state, Ohio:

1.It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

2.The Ohio driver’s education

What Is?

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

What Is?

Have you ever been curious what those tech people are talking about? Well here is a site that has thousands of definitions for the latest IT-related words. Just pop it in their search engine and get your definition, or better yet browse by letter, or topic.

Believe me if you can think of the word they probably have the definition you are looking for.

Here’s… Continue reading

City Creator

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

City Creator

Are you a fan of Sim city? Well if so here’s a site for you. City Creator allows you to build cities online. You have a choice between Blankton and Snoland. One is a regular city, the other is, you guessed it – full of snowy items.

Build great cities, or tiny communities, it’s your choice. I’ve spent hours here just… Continue reading

The Web Museum of Commercial Aviation

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

The Web Museum of Commercial Aviation

This strangely informative site is all about the history of the commercial airplane. View the history of commercial flight through the Timetables and Map section, which is touted as “The History of over 30 Airlines through their Schedules and Maps.” You can browse through the airlines alphabetically.

Then you have the Plane-spotting section. “Visit and Find Out About the Airliners and Airports… Continue reading

Soda Machines

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Soda Machines

This site contains over 400 different types of classic soda machines. You can browse through them by choosing manufacturers. Then choose the small five cent image and you can see the pictures of soda machines.

Different manufacturers made very different vending machines. It was really neat to go through and see all the different types from when they were first originated to more modern ones… Continue reading

Darwin Awards

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Darwin Awards

I’m sure most of you have heard of the Darwin Awards, if not let me explain what they are. The Darwin Award is generally awarded posthumously, and is a way of saying thank you for taking yourself out of the gene pool.

“The Darwin Awards honor those who improve our gene pool… by removing themselves from it.” Direct quote from their site. This award is… Continue reading

The Mood Gym

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Mood Gym

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to work out more? We often think of exercising our bodies, but what about the mind?

“Mood Gym is a free, fun interactive program consisting of a number of different modules.” The modules explore why you think the way you think, how to change the way you think, changing warped thoughts, knowing what makes you upset, assertiveness and… Continue reading

Payphones of the World

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Payphones of the World

What will people think of next? This site is completely dedicated to pictures of payphones from all over the world. If you have a picture of a payphone that fits their needs feel free to send it to them. To navigate the site scroll down to the world map and choose your country.

I was feeling adventurous and started in Europe. It then… Continue reading

The Nitpickers Site

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

“A Nitpick is a mistake, anomaly or an unexpected small detail contained entirely within a movie or tv show.” This site has tons of nitpicks as well. If you like movies you are going to love reading nitpicks about them. It is free, although it does require registration if you submit a nitpick and want credited for it.

To find a movie

The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

This is a site that most Americans should be aware of. A list of the ten most wanted fugitives. From Osama Bin Laden to Donald Eugene Webb you’ll find interesting facts about these criminals. You should be aware of who they are because sometimes fugitives hide in plain sight.

If you hit the “Most Wanted” link you’ll find other fugitives beside… Continue reading

Find Your Spot

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Find Your Spot

This is a very fun online quiz that helps you figure out where you should live, work, and even retire. It free and fun. You start by checking one of the three options of community size then click “find my spot”.

The quiz starts with a discussion about your weather preference. Choose how you feel about the options with Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree… Continue reading

A Love of Monsters

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I know that this site says “Hey wait for the new site to go up” but if you click the link under the picture you can still check out this very spiffy site. This site is all about Gargoyles and Architectural Details in New York City.

What I adore about this site is that it is fabulously put together, well written, and

Whale Museum

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Whale Museum

This is a fabulous site for whale education. The actual museum is located in Friday Harbor, Washington, but you should definitely check out this site. The main goal of this site, and probably the museum, is to “promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.”

So why don’t we start in the “Education” section. Here you can learn about: the… Continue reading

Lost Labor

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Lost Labor

“LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980 is a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America’s business and corporate industrial history.” Over the last 20 years this collection of rare and difficult to find pictures was collected. This unusual historical record of 20th Century America documents many factories, machinery, and jobs that… Continue reading

Drive on In

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Drive on In

Welcome to the Drive In. Well right off the bat, how many of you miss going to the Drive-In Movie Theater in the summer? I sure do. Well this site will help you locate Drive-In’s near you that are still operating and you can check out the Drive-In Museum as well. Not to mention a whole heck of a lot more.

If you are looking… Continue reading

Breeds of Dogs

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Breeds of Dogs

This reference to the World of Dogs, is very neat. Start searching for Breed via alphabetical search, then pick a letter, any letter. If you are a dog lover, or are thinking about a puppy, this site could be very handy for you.

I chose the letter S in the hopes of

OneLook Dictionary Search

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

OneLook Dictionary Search

I know you’re probably thinking, “Not another Dictionary site.” But trust me you won’t mind it. This Dictionary has a fabulous feature called Reverse Dictionary, it is still in testing but I had very good results with it.

How does it work? Well you type in a few words that could be

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

This site would make my dad proud. He’s always complaining about how a particular stunt is impossible while we’re watching a movie. This site not only goes through why different stunts wouldn’t work but also tries to figure out how it could have worked.

While I don’t mind having the physics explained to me, the part of the site I loved was the… Continue reading

Thrift Deluxe

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Thrift Deluxe

If you thought DIY (Do it Yourself) was cool before, this site is going to really make you think it’s cooler. This is one of the neatest DIY sites I have ever run across. The best part is that not only are they easy you can do them by following simple instructions, they are also almost all inexpensive. The projects have a difficulty rating of… Continue reading

Seussville

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Seussville

Sit down with a tuna sandwich, then choose between low or high bandwidth. Now your journey has begun, a trip to Seussville for some fun.

In “Biography” you’ll learn of Dr. Seuss and how he turned the fantasies inside his head into the books so many of us read. From his early childhood days you’ll find a curious boy with a curious mind. Interesting facts are in… Continue reading

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