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How Everyday Things are Made

Monday, January 17th, 2005

“AIM has developed an introductory website for kids and adults showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. It is targeted towards non-engineers and engineers alike. Think of it as your own private online factory tour, or a virtual factory tour, if you wish.”

To use this

Legends of America

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This site’s slogan is “A Travel Site for the Nostalgic and Historic Minded.” You’ll find tons of fun travel information from Ghost Towns to Treasure Tales and there is even a Photo Gallery for those of us who like visuals.

What’s New — This tells you what has been recently added to the site.

American History — Here you can learn all about America’s History from books you can read… Continue reading

The Bug Guide

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Well are you fascinated by insects or other creepy crawlies? I’m not but there a lot of people who are. I ran across this site trying to identify a scary looking spider that was in my house. I needed to find out if it was poisonous so my cat didn’t eat it. I did find the spider I was looking for and, while scary looking, was not poisonous. But what… Continue reading

Grave Addiction

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This site contains photos of cemeteries, haunted places, abandoned buildings, and historical parks that the site’s author has visited.

It is divided by categories:

Cemeteries — You can browse this section in two ways. One, just scroll down and click the links that you fancy taking a look at or two, you can browse by County/State, City/State, Haunted Cemeteries, or Top 50 which are… Continue reading

Tornado Chase Day

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This is an “image site for tornado chasers, weather photographers, sky lovers and dreamers” and all of the above can find something to enjoy here.

Here you can see New Images of 2004’s Tornado season. They are sorted by location, so choose a location to browse the images. The New ones are marked with the word “New” in orange before the link. Not only do you get dramatic images of… Continue reading

The Invisible Library

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Now that is an interesting title, isn’t it? What does it mean? What is the Invisible Library? Well you can bet I’m going to tell you.

“The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library’s catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.”

Click “Enter” to start your… Continue reading

Coloring Page

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

This is a great site to introduce your kids to, mainly because there are a ton of activities to keep their busy little hands out of trouble. Animated Cards, Coloring, and Games are only a few of the great things you will find here.

Animated Cards — It will open in a new window. If it doesn’t you need to click the


Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I love this site. It is simple and wonderful at the same time. You’ll notice that it says “imagination” and then it goes on to say “I couldn’t think of anything. Sorry. Show me your imagination instead.” That’s when the real fun begins.

Now you can swirl color all over your screen and let your imagination take you into different shapes and patterns. If you click while doing your swirls… Continue reading

Only Piano

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

This site is wonderful. For anyone who likes to listen to piano music, or plays the piano, this site is for you. My favorite section is “Only Piano” where you can listen to piano music 24 hrs. a day. You’ll need to download the Live365 player (which is free) to listen to this free music station. I’ve been using Live365 for two years and love it.

My next favorite is… Continue reading

A Ghost in My Suitcase

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

A Ghost in my Suitcase, your guide to haunted Travel. We’ll focus our information on three of their sections—Haunted Places, Ghostly Travel Guides, and Ghost BLOG.

Haunted Places — Here you can read very interesting accounts of the writer of this site and his wife. They travel and tend to check out haunted places. My favorite story was of the Winchester Mystery


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

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