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World War II Memorial

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

World War II Memorial

Today the formal Dedication Ceremony of the National World War II Memorial will take place. The World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during the Second World War. The memorial, established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, honors all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the… Continue reading

The Japanese Garden

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Japanese Garden

Tranquil and serene are the words that come into my mind when I think about a Japanese garden. Here at this site you can learn all about Japanese gardens. From the elements that make up the composition to the styles of a certain period of time.

Army Men

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Army Men

Remember those little plastic green soldiers that have been around since the 1950’s? Well I found a whole site dedicated to them and why they are cool. Plus there are pictures of the army men, and a description of the different types.

This also describes the other sets like zoo, farm, cops and robbers, divers, and many more. This site tells you how to tell… Continue reading

Tornado Project

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Tornado Project

It’s tornado season, so I went looking for some tornado sites and found this really neat one. You can find out where recent touch downs have been in the “Recent Tornados” section. You can also find out how the rating scale for tornados works by visiting the “Fujita Scale” section.

Check out “Top Ten of Tornados”, “Tornado Safety”, “Tornado Myths”, and other awesome areas. There… Continue reading

Theban Mapping Project

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Theban Mapping Project

This site is incredible. You can visit the famed Valley of the Kings, or take a tour of Thebes.

If you choose the “Atlas of The Valley of the Kings”, there is an unbelievable tomb tour which I highly recommend to everyone. It is at the bottom of the page in the black strip and is called “3D tour”.

You go through the tomb… Continue reading

Free Cycle

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Free Cycle

“One rule: everything posted must be free. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door to be given away, it can be posted on the network. Or, maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself?”

“Respond to the posting directly and you just might get it. After that it is up to the giver to set up a pickup time for passing on… Continue reading

Factory Tours USA

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Factory Tours USA

This site is really neat, not only can you find out what kind of factories in your area offer tours but you can also choose by category. To get started pick the state you want check out from the map, or use the drop down bar to choose the type of factory you would like to visit. I started with home sweet home, and… Continue reading

Laff in the Dark

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Laff in the Dark

Laff in the Dark is a really cool site about The World of Dark Ride and Fun House Amusements. You can browse the site as HTML or Flash depending on your preferences. The Flash intro is an example of a dark ride, that is rather cleverly done, so I recommend it, but for those of you who don’t have Flash or just want… Continue reading

Drop Me Off In Harlem

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Drop Me Off In Harlem

I always start at a site by checking the “About” section. This one had a very moving introduction to the site, and I couldn’t think of a better way to put it so I’m going to share it with you:

“Within the physical parameters that define Harlem, between the years of 1917 and 1935, artists, writers, dancers, musicians, activists, philosophers, and patrons went… Continue reading

Castles of the World

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Castles of the World

Learn all about castles with this site. You can also find out where you can go on castle tours, find castles for sale, and learn about the architecture of castles.

My favorite part of this site is the country listing on the side bar of the page. It allows you to choose which country and then pick a city (I think) and then… Continue reading

Sensitive Light

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Sensitive Light

I loved this photo gallery when I ran across it thanks to a submission from a reader. You can browse a gallery by choosing “Gallery” at the top of the page then by clicking on one of the titles on the page. If you choose a title you’ll be taken to the first picture in the gallery click “next” at the bottom to browse more.… Continue reading

Remember Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Remember Ronald Reagan

It was with great sadness that we found that Ronald Reagan had died. So let’s remember him and his very vivid lifetime by visiting this site. There are several areas to this site. but the best part is the memories.

You can read memories about Ronald Reagan from the people whose lives he touched, or if he touched your life in some way you… Continue reading

Olympics Through Time

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Olympics Through Time

Welcome to a site all about the history of the Olympics. The site is divided into sections: Prehistory, Antiquity, and Revival.

In “Prehistory” you will learn how the Olympics came to be, what events lead up to the concept of it, and who participated. On the side bar you will see navigation links that will take you from Egypt to Olympia.

In “Antiquity” you… Continue reading

All About Puppies

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

All About Puppies

We just got a new puppy and I was looking for information to help me out with the rearing of it. He’s a trying little bugger but cute as a button. So I got online and started a thorough search of sites.

While this site may not look impressive it is full of factual, useful information all about puppies and how to take care… Continue reading

Pop Vs. Soda

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Pop Vs. Soda

Ah the great debate of soft drinks, what generic word do you use to describe carbonated soft drinks? Do you call it pop? Do you call it soda? Do you call it Coke? Do you have something else you call it? Well this is the place to find out where you fit into the demographics.

Crash Bonsai

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Crash Bonsai

“CrashBonsai is the creation of John Rooney, an artist who is torn between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create ‘CrashBonsai’, little living car crash sculptures.”

I’m bringing you this site so

Pet Loss Support

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Pet Loss Support

We lost our puppy on June 16th to Parvovirus. It was heartbreaking, not to mention devastating. Was there anything we could have done differently? Guilt crept in like a plague, some how it was all our fault. I couldn’t keep thoughts like that out of my head so I went looking for support.

I found this site. It goes through the grieving process with you… Continue reading

GlobeXplorer Image Atlas

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

GlobeXplorer Image Atlas

Check out the street where you live via aerial and satellite imagery. Just type in your address in the area provided on the side (if you are worried about information tracking just type in your city and state) and let the image load.

When the image loads you’ll be looking at your street, then you can zoom in to view your house, or you… Continue reading

The Adventures of Herman

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Adventures of Herman

This is a site about worms—hose helpful little critters that are in our soil. Now you can learn all about them with the Adventures of Herman the Worm. This site is divided into sections, can be read in Spanish, and there is even a Teacher’s Bin.

My History — Learn where worms came from and how they got to North America.

My Family… Continue reading

The Glory of Chinese Printing

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Glory of Chinese Printing

At this site you can choose whether to view the site in Chinese or in English—I obviously chose English. Once you are in the English section of the site you can explore the Glory of Chinese Printing! From the Introduction which will lead you through each section of the site, or from the Index where you can simply click on the links you… Continue reading

Stonehenge

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Stonehenge

“Stonehenge stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery.”

Learn all about these mysterious ruins with this great site. Whether you’re just curious, planning a visit, or doing a report, I think you will find this site is stellar. From… Continue reading

The Leonardo Museum in Vinci

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Leonardo Museum in Vinci

“Located in the medieval Castello Guidi (11-12 cen.), the Leonardo Museum dominates the small city of Vinci.” Now it dominates the web as well with its online exhibits that you can prowl through. You can get a real feel for the museum itself since there are floor plans of the actual museum you can look through. Then you’ll be on to the heart… Continue reading

Poetry Daily

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Poetry Daily

I fell in love with this site when I stumbled across it. Poetry Daily features a different poem every day. So, whether you have a favorite poet or you just like poetry, you’ll get a great variety. You click on the poem title to read the poem and then you will notice underneath the poem there are some options: Recommend the Poem, Printer Friendly, and Previously… Continue reading

White House 101

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

White House 101

Welcome to the White House Site for kids of all ages! Introduce your children to Washington with an array of fun facts, activities, games and much, much more! They can learn about the history of the White House, the traditions, even the pets that have lived there.

GORP

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

GORP

What’s GORP? You ask. Is it some kind of alien language, or maybe an abbreviation? Well my question for you is, do you love the great outdoors? Then this site is definitely for you. With this site you can get great advice on everything from gear to destinations.

This is a site that has tons of travel information for people who love outdoor adventures such as hiking… Continue reading

Windows to the Universe

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Windows to the Universe

Learn about our planet, the solar system we live in, astronomy and the universe. You also learn about Space Weather, Space Missions, Myths, Art-Books-Film, History & People, Geology, Life, Physics, and Images & Multimedia about Space. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Well let me break

CRAYON.net

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

CRAYON.net

Don’t you wish you could get only the parts of the newspaper you enjoy reading? I mean, I personally have no interest in sports and could take or leave the sports section of the newspaper. So what if I could create a newspaper that didn’t have a sports section? Well, now I can with this site.

CRAYON stands for “Create Your Own Newspaper”. I highly recommend you… Continue reading

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