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Keyboard Sumo

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Now here is fun site to while some time away when you’re with a buddy. Had a dispute over what flavor of ice cream is better? Or maybe who should do those nightly chores like taking out the trash? Sick of your kids arguing? Well you could settle it with some Keyboard Sumo.

What’s Keyboard Sumo? Well it’s Sumo Wrestling from the comfort of your home and you are in… Continue reading


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

This site is a “godsend”. You can discover the gods worshipped in many cultures from the ancient Aztecs to the Norse Gods to the ever famous Egyptian and Greek gods—you’ll find them all here with great descriptions.

You may choose to start browsing from the side bar menu of Pantheons. Here you choose a pantheon and then you get taken to that pantheon’s page. You’ll get an introduction to the… Continue reading

Best of Hubble

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Have you ever wondered what kind of pictures the Hubble Space Telescope has been taking all these years? Well now you can see some of the best photos (some even with explanatory text) in a very nifty slide show. You’ll need a flash player to view this but it is well worth it.

The photos I liked the most were:

The Helix Nebula – It shows the remnants of an… Continue reading

Mass Moments

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

“On January 1, 2005, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities launched the Mass Moments project—a daily almanac of Massachusetts history. Throughout 2005, radio listeners and Internet users will find a different story every day about events and people in the recorded history of Massachusetts.”

If you have questions about how the site is set up you should check into the “About” section which goes through a full description of the… Continue reading

Eye on Science

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Well the first option you are going to want to make is to view the site in English. (Unless you read German, in that case you can choose Deutsch.) This site is best viewed at Full Screen. You can use the keyboard shortcut of F11 to make you browser Full Screen. Press F11 again if you need your page back at regular viewing size.

Eye of Science is a site… Continue reading

Groom 411

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

This is your guide to the good, bad and ugly of being a groom. It’s about making your wedding, or your son’s wedding, or heck even your grandson’s wedding easier to manage.

Here you can learn the Groom’s responsibilities. I mean what exactly is the Groom supposed to pay for? There is whole section here that breaks it down into who is expected to pay for what in a traditional… Continue reading


Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Welcome to the International Database and Gallery of Structures called “Structurae”. What is this site about? Well, their introduction tells it all nicely so I’ll share it with you:

“This site offers you information on works of structural engineering, architecture or construction through time, history and from around the world. Our documentation begins at the time of the pyramids in Egypt and Roman construction, continues to Romanesque and Gothic churches… Continue reading


Wednesday, March 9th, 2005


This site is remarkably easy to use—just set the decade you want to visit from 1900 to 2000 with the up and down arrows, and click GO.

You will then Time-Warp to the decade you choose. Use your mouse to scroll over the pictures of the technology; phones, radios, record… Continue reading

Today’s Front Pages

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

What does this site have to offer? “372 front pages from 39 countries presented alphabetically.” The nice thing is that it is also very easy to use. The pages are listed alphabetically and you just scroll over them with your mouse to see it larger on the side, and if you click it you can get it full size. For more you simply click “View More Pages”.

But better yet… Continue reading

The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

What does T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. stand for? Well to answer your question, it stands for “Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations”. Basically Twinkie experiments. There are seven experiments in all.

Resistivity Test — “To test the resistivity of a Twinkie, a 110V standard AC household current was run across it.” This was an interesting test that seemed to prove that twinkies pass no current at all. For more details check… Continue reading

Bar Code Art

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

This is a site dedicated to the art of Scott Blake who makes fascinating portraits, art, and such from bar codes. It is broken down into four main sections—Portraits, Digital: Video and Interactive, Analog: Paintings and Collages, and Other Art.

Portraits — is exactly what it says: portraits of cultural icons using bar codes.

Digital: Video and Interactive — This section is broken down into more sections within itself. Here… Continue reading


Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

So what’s a site called Cardstacker about? Well it is Bryan Berg’s page—he holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest House of Cards and in 2004, “Guinness created a new record category for the World’s Largest House of Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney World—a replica of Cinderella’s Castle. He continues to hold both records.”

Here you can read all about Bryan Berg in… Continue reading

Pirate Soul

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Welcome to a museum like very few you’ve had the opportunity to hear of. Pirate Soul is a museum dedicated to the history of Pirates!

We’ll start our journey in the History section which includes Origins, Notable Pirates, Pirate Life, Plunder, Map, and Resources.

The Map is a great way to learn information about the places that pirates lived in, sailed to, and plundered. Click a topic above the map… Continue reading

American Field Guide

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

I suggest everyone reads the “About AFG” section because it really tells you what all went into making this site possible. They’ve collected data from over 30 stations across the country to bring you this site.

Animals — in this section you can choose from, you guessed it, what animals you would like to learn about. They are broken down into subtopic categories like mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians… Continue reading

Google Maps

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

I know we’ve brought you map sites before, but now I’ve found one that is so useful you’ll have to bookmark it. I’ve already used it about a dozen times to find places I need to go to or just places I want to check out.

Not only is it useful, but it is easy to use too. I highly recommend that you take the tour located at the bottom… Continue reading

Google Fight

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

This site is really cool! Put in any two keywords and have them duke it out. How do they win? Well, this site searches to see how many listings there are for the words and then the one with the most wins the fight.

I put in tea vs. coffee and coffee won with a grand total of 53,500,000 results to tea’s measly 37,200,000.

You can also check out the… Continue reading

Gardening for Pleasure

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Now isn’t it odd that I’m bringing you a cool site about gardening in the middle of winter? Well this site comes from Australia, and it is the middle of summer down under! So let’s all of us get out of the cold and enjoy this site!

Experience the beauty of Australian plants from the comfort of your computer chair. And let me tell you these are real beauties! From… Continue reading

What’s for Dinner?

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

This is more than just a recipe site. The goal is to help you make dinner time family time.

At What’s For Dinner you’ll find a different meal that you can make every day, and you get the shopping list for what you need to make it. Just click the link for “Today” under “Meals” and you’ll be whisked to the next page. On this page you’ll find a photo… Continue reading

Global Network of Dreams

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Have you read everything by your favorite author? Have you run out of music to listen to? Sick of trying to figure out which movies you will actually enjoy? Well now you’ve met a site that can help you out.

When you load up this site you will notice that there are four sections: Gnod Music, Gnod Books, Gnod Movies, and Flork. We’re going to start in the Gnod Books… Continue reading

Motorcycle Online: Virtual Museum

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

This site is divided into four sections: Vintage Iron, Racing, Restoration, and History.

Vintage Iron — This is where you can see things that are in museums. From the Indian’s Model 841 that never really did come into fruition to the Ural. I highly recommend the “Ural? What the heck is a Ural?” section—it is quite interesting. The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit has great pictures of antique motorcycles dating… Continue reading


Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Welcome to Pencilmation where you can watch fun pencil animations. You have your choice of the original pencil drawings, or the colorized animations. There are three original pencilmations, which are the Original, Infinity Snail, and Infinity Snail 2. They load in another window and you can rate them on a scale of one to five.

There are five colorized animations which are: Boogalah, Best Friends Forever, Friend Part 1, The… Continue reading

American Red Cross Museum

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

“History” is where you can learn how and why the Red Cross was started. You’ll begin in the “Welcome” area which provides you with an introduction and access to the History Links. To learn about the history of the Red Cross click “A Brief History of the American Red Cross”, the history is concise and informative without being dry. I highly recommend checking out the

Radio Locator

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

This site is an excellent tool that anyone who listens to the radio should book mark. With multiple ways to search it is easy to use. The easiest way to search is to put in your city or zip code along with the state you live in and click go. This starts the search for what’s in your area. Then it lists all the local

Aviation History Online Museum

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

You’ll notice that navigation is to the side and that it starts with Aircrafts. If you click the description link you are taken to photo of that airplane along with some information. You will notice on the airplane page you are viewing that you can click the link Full Text to learn more about that aircraft.

The list of planes in the “Aircraft” section is in alphabetical order, and shows… Continue reading

Look at Book

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

You will need the latest version of Flash for this site, if you don’t have it you can get it here…

Now when you enter the site a new window will pop up.

What are you looking at? Well this is an art project that traveled over 60,000 miles before reaching its completion.

About Book — this gives you the rich history of how this project… Continue reading

Color Diamond Encyclopedia

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Learn all about Color Diamonds—where they are produced, what varying colors they come in, and their history.

When you fist load this site if you just wait a moment, a diamond slide show will start and you will view all the colors of the diamonds listed on the page. It goes right down the diamond bar, and you can click to see just the ones you want to look at… Continue reading

And the Bride Wore…

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

The Introduction to this tells you all you need to know: “While preparing for her own wedding, a dear friend stumbled upon examples of strange, odd, and unflattering wedding accessories. She kept the strangest of the lot, and I am presenting them here, along with her comments.” What scares me the most are the wedding dresses you see from fashion shows.

Strange Headgear — The Oddest Veils and Hats I’ve… Continue reading

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