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Totally silly ways to waste time
Best First Lines from Novels
most significant American political speeches of the 20th century
of American English words not used in British English
Tour of the Venetian in Las Vegas
best time to buy everything
From televisions and toys to cars and computers, how you can save big
by knowing when to spend.
House. You in 1905
Get a snapshot of your life as it might have been had you been living
in Britain 100 years ago.
Looking for something to read?
Magazine picks the 100 best english-language novels from 1923 to the present.
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Most Popular Science Myths
Can chicken soup really cure a cold? Do men think about sex every seven
seconds? Do cats always land on their feet? Is a dog's mouth cleaner than
may expose the shady origins of Columbus
Spanish scientists are to test the DNA of hundreds of Catalans with the
surname Colom to determine whether Christopher Columbus, far from the
Italian gentleman he has long been believed to be, was in fact a pirate
born in Catalonia.
Party Cannibalism Legends Remain Unproven
Results of recent analyses of bone fragments found at the Donner Family
campsite in California's Tahoe National Forest are inconclusive with regard
to cannibalism, according to research presented by scientists at the Society
for Historical Archaeology's conference.
Maya Writings Found
Newly discovered hieroglyphs show that the Maya were writing at a complex
level 150 years earlier than previously thought.
Wonders of the New China
China's current building boom is doing more than sucking up the world's
supply of steel -- it's creating a stage for some of today's boldest architecture
and engineering. Take a tour of the 10 of the most intriguing examples.
This Fruit Be Saved?
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists,
the battle to resuscitate the world’s favorite fruit has begun—a
race against time that just may be too late to win.
Kimina, 23, works in Kyoto, Japan, as a geiko - the local term for a geisha.
A geisha is a traditional entertainer who dances, sings
and chats to high-paying guests, usually men.
Kimono Fabric & Japanese Clothing
Kimono site has info on japanese kimono, japanese clothing, kimono fabrics,
patterns and japanese yukata robes. How to tie an obi sash, how to wear
yukata robes, make a kimono, wear hakama pants, types of japanese shoes
including; zori, geta sandals and tabi socks.
Yikes! It's Friday
Egyptians Held Dwarves in High Esteem
Short stature didn't prevent dwarves in ancient Egyptian culture from
attaining high positions in society. Some served as assistants to the
pharaoh, while others were looked up to as gods.
Jesus to Christ - the first Christians
This FRONTLINE series is an intellectual and visual guide to the new and
controversial historical evidence which challenges familiar assumptions
about the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity.
SACRED or holy places are found in different cultures, past and present,
all over the world. Such places are frequently marked or embellished by
architectural structures and art.
This website contains text and images which examine
the nature of the sacred. It also explores how art and architecture serve
to embody or make manifest on both physical and spiritual planes the sacredness
or mystery of a site.
Fashion in Color explores color as a design element through 300 years
of Western fashion. Costumes are grouped by color in a dramatic installation
in Cooper-Hewitt's galleries.
January 1, 2006
SHIPPING on any order delivered to a pet rescue, animal welfare
or animal shelter.
your local pet shelter donation this month by shipping your order for
The Best of 2005
Books of 2005
Best Cars 2005
DVD of 2005
Links of 2005
Photos of 2005
Video Games of 2005
Best Sellers 2005
10 Movies of 2005
100 Products of 2005
Ten National Geographic News Stories of 2005
The Worst of 2005
10 grossest things we saw on TV in 2005
to Avoid—the Worst Products of 2005
outrageous statements of 2005
movies of 2005
Totally silly ways to waste time: (Year-end clearance!)