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Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

WEHT stands for “What Ever Happened To?” This is where you can find out where all those one hit wonders, child stars, sitcom stars, and many more. There are a lot of categories to search through and a lot of information on different people.

There is a top five list of the most searched for, last added, top 5, top 5 of the week, to make some searching easier. I… Continue reading

American Museum of Photography

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

This site is full of wonderful and unique American photography. There are quite a few galleries, let’s explore them now.

Scott Mutter: A More Perfect World — These are a series of very interesting montages that are left up to the viewer to decide what they mean. Click the image to see a large version of the picture as well as more information about the piece. For those of you… Continue reading

Atomic Archive

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

This is a site where you can explore the history, science, and consequences of the atomic bomb. It is also very easy to navigate with tabs — Science, History, Library, Media, and Almanac.

Science — Here is where you learn the science behind the atomic bomb. From how the nuclear reaction is made to the after effects caused by the reaction. There is even a nifty section called “Example Scenarios”… Continue reading

St. Nicholas Center

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“Discovering the Truth about Santa Claus.” That was the first line on this site that caught my eye, and it is exactly what you will do here. You can learn all about Santa Claus, in his many forms, and from all around the world.

Click on “Who is St. Nicholas? Who is Santa Claus? Are They the Same? Find out Here.” And you can truly learn all about the differences… Continue reading

Snow Days

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“It’s always snowing somewhere!” That’s a line from the introduction to this site. It’s always snowing here. I’m thanking my lucky stars too, because I’d give anything for snow right now. My front yard looks like a mud pit from all this winter rain.

Well if you want to see the flakes I made, go to “Find a Flake”. Where it says “name”, type in AMANDA, and where it says… Continue reading

Brain Explorer

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Have you ever wanted to explore your brain? Well now you can with Brain Explorer.

Brain Atlas — “From the brain and the brain alone arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains and griefs” (Hippocrates). Here you can learn about the structure of your brain, and the body functions controlled by each part. Explore the Forebrain, Midbrain, Hindbrain, Spinal Column, and Cerebral Vasculature. This… Continue reading

Relaxing TV Channel

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

It sure is cold here, and I wish I had a fire. Well, I may not have a fireplace but I can watch a fire. Not only can I watch a fire but I have three pages of fires I can choose from. Just choose your download speed, save it and then open it to have a wonderful, crackling fire to watch and enjoy! Even a Yule Log for the… Continue reading

Early Recorded Sounds & Wax Cylinders

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I’m in love with this site. CD’s can get scratched in a split second, tapes can get eaten by the tape player, but wax cylinders from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s still play, and you can listen to them here on this site. Seems like technology has gone downhill when you consider the difference in how these things last.

In the first section “Early Recorded Sounds & Wax Cylinders”… Continue reading

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 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

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