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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

Mean Kitty

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Mean Kitty

Do you have a Mean Kitty? If so then you can totally commiserate with the people who have posted their cat’s picture on this site. Go the Gallery and click the photo to get the story behind why the precious angel you’re looking at is really a mean kitty.

The stories behind the photos are very funny, and being a cat owner, I can definitely… Continue reading

Ice Alaska

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Ice Alaska

What is Ice Alaska, you ask? Well, I’ll tell ya. It is the World Ice Art Championships. Check out the Web Cam and see the last picture that the Web Ice Cam took, which is Jur-Ice-Ic Park. You can also check out the information for next year’s event, and the tentative schedule.

Then, if you check out the Single Block Classic, Multi-Block Classic, the Amateur Open… Continue reading

Newseum

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Newseum

Newseum is the Interactive Museum of News. There is a lot to check out here. You can read the headlines from over 200 newspapers for this morning in “Today’s Frontpages”. This site is a gem that you’re going to want to add to your favorites.

If you scroll along the pictures at the top you’ll notice that they are both clickable and that they roll over. These… Continue reading

Super Bowl Ads

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Super Bowl Ads

Just in time for the Big Game comes the Super Bowl Ads site. For those of you who religiously watch the Super Bowl you know that the ads during the game are usually great, and that a lot of money is spent on getting them air time for that slot. If you’re like me you watch the Super Bowl just for the ads.

This… Continue reading

U.S. Presidential Election Maps

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

U.S. Presidential Election Maps

Now you can check out the Presidential Election maps with this site. You can see the percentage of popular vote and electoral vote distribution and totals.

View the information on popular vote on a map so you can see in which states the president was more popular. It is color coded by presidential candidate.

For Electoral Vote Distribution and Totals, the information is… Continue reading

The Toaster Museum Foundation

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Toaster Museum Foundation

I know what you’re thinking: this is a site for a Foundation, which means they want money. Well they do want money, but that doesn’t mean you have to give it to them. Like me, you can just explore the intersting things they have here.

If you’re curious about how this site came to be check out the “What is This All About?” section… Continue reading

Locks of Love

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Locks of Love

“Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.” How can you help? Well by donating hair, of course!

Here are the Donation Guidelines:

1. 10″ minimum hair length (tip to tip), not wigs, falls, or synthetic hair
2. Please bundle hair in ponytail or braid
3. Hair… Continue reading

Les Chefs

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Les Chefs

“The Worldwide Gourmet presents to you cooking from around the world, a reference for all gourmets.” That’s what the header to this site had to say, but the question I had was could anyone make these creations? Yes, it is possible, I made some fabulous desserts from this site.

If you choose “Recipes”, you are whisked away to another page that has some rather tasty looking… Continue reading

Quack Watch

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Quack Watch

Have you ever been the victim of health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies? Or are you like me and just like to be extremely well informed when comes to health decisions? If so you are going to want to add this site to your favorites.

I suggest reading all of the about section so that you have a firm grasp on how everything is set up… Continue reading

The National Barbecue News

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The National Barbecue News

This site is dedicated to the sport of Barbecue. Whether you are just looking for a new barbeque recipe or have a passion for grilling, you are going to enjoy this site. There is a photo gallery for you to check out along with a monthly photo contest.

One of my favorite parts of the site was Restaurants, once you click into the… Continue reading

Mr.Picassohead

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Mr.Picassohead

Have you ever wanted to be an artist? Well now you can try your hand and being and abstract artist—Picasso to be precise. .

Choose “Play” and you are taken away to your canvas to begin creation of your picassohead. Here you will find your tools, color palette and canvas. Begin your masterpiece.

Choose View Gallery to see the art that came before you. You can… Continue reading

Snowflakes and Snow Crystals

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Snowflakes and Snow Crystals

“This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes—what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air.”

Here you can learn all about natural snowflakes like the kind that end up in your backyard, but you can also learn all about designer snowflakes which are man made.

In the… Continue reading

Australian Wildlife

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Australian Wildlife

This is a great wildlife site. It is rather specific to Australian Wildlife but that’s kind of cool because there are animals in Australia that we need to devote more time and attention to studying. Quite simply because they only live in Australia, so why don’t we check them out today. You’ll find a lot of animal information to gather.

In the “Featured Section” you… Continue reading

The International Surfing Museum

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The International Surfing Museum

I remember growing up watching beach movies, and in a them had surfing, of course. Well, here is a museum dedicated to surfing. This site is really cool. You can find out about surf legends, check out memorabilia, stroll down the walk of fame, and that’s only a handful of all the neat things to do here.

Starting with the “Legends” section you’ll… Continue reading

How to Clean Anything

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

How to Clean Anything

This is a site full of helpful and free cleaning tips. From the Inside/Outside of the House, Pets, and Cars—you’ll find it here. There is even a special section on Stains.

A great thing about this site is that it has a search engine so you don’t have to spend countless hours surfing

National Library of Australia

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

National Library of Australia

Why would I be bringing you this site? It’s quite simple really: for the fabulous exhibits. As you will see there is a long list of exhibits to choose from. Explore them all, or just as many as you like.

My favorite exhibit

Try Science

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Try Science

Children are naturally curious and will love this site because it lets them run with their curiosity through science. Their are adventures, experiments, and even field trips awaiting them on this site. At the top of the page you’ll notice the “Are you Curious?” that may flash at you near the title if you click—it takes you to the “Curious” section where I learned all… Continue reading

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