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corsinet.com is an excellent, intelligent way to waste time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some new things, wake up your brain cells and have some fun.

We've been wasting time on the internet since before there was an internet!

Our collections:

Brain Candy was first posted on the internet in 1990, as a way to store the accumulation of word play, riddles and jokes we had compiled through the years.

Trivial Trivia is our collection of weird facts and unusual information, much of it is totally useless unless one is training for Jeopardy or a trivia contest.

Chicago Collections is a huge resource about Chicago. A little history, some quotations and song lyrics, and links to great Chicago area attractions.

DesignWeb started because people liked our web sites and asked for help in designing theirs. We are currently taking new clients only on a very selective basis.

TC is Tony's artwork. He doesn't sell it & doesn't answer his email, so don't even bother.

Our Garden is a work in progress. It's what we've learned about installing and maintaining a koi pond in our back yard. There are lots of pictures of our pond and plants we've had success with in a shady yard, in the brutal weather of the Chicago area.

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28 February

27 February

77th Academy Awards. Will you be watching?

26 February

25 February

25 February

cute cat picture Friday cat picture, found at Niches


24 February

The Gates in New York Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created art together as partners for more than 4 decades. Christo & Jeanne-Claude's works are entire environments, whether they are urban or rural. Some of their most famous works are cloth surrounded islands in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, Wrapped Reichstag, in Berlin, umbrellas in Japan and Los Angeles, California. Their latest project is The Gates, in New York's Central park for 16 days. Hurry and see them, the removal will start on February 28, 2005.

23 February

London vs. Paris
Members of the International Olympic Committee begin their tour of London to assess its suitability for hosting the 2012 Games. Cynics and snipers have suggested Paris already has it in the bag. Nonsense, insists Tanya Gold. Here she offers 40 incontrovertible reasons why London trounces the French capital any day.

22 February

The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time
Whether they're strapped to our belts, sitting on our desks, or jammed in an overstuffed closet, we absolutely love our gadgets.

21 February

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19 February

18 February

Utterly Outrageous Recipes - There are many bizarre food combination "recipes" here, family or personal favorites, such as, a grilled cheese sandwich with grandmas homemade strawberry preserve spread on top of it, a peanut butter and avocado sandwich, seaweed pizza, and sliced bananas in hot tomato soup. I have to admit that a queasy stomach forced me to stop before I could read all six Gook Books, so I don't know if my own personal favorite, a peanut butter, bacon and raisin sandwich, is included or not.

18 February

cute cat pictureFriday cat picture, found at thunderbelly.



17 February

Caleb Smith is a big fan of New York, and gets quite a kick out of exploring. Between May 2002 and December 2004, on his New York City Walk, Smith walked every street on the island of Manhattan. One of his discoveries was the Bayard Condict building on Bleeker Street, built in 1898, Chicago architech Louis Sullivan's only work in New York City.

16 February

Flash Mind Reader
I have no idea how this is done, but it works and is very cool!

15 February

14 February

Happy Valentine's Day!
Gallery of British food. You can vote on whether you would eat it or not. (via Daily Mercury)

13 February

Ever wanted to know if a famous person was dead or alive? As of February 14, 2005 this website lists 7066 famous (and semi-famous) people from various walks of life - entertainment, politics, sports, music, law, ... and others.

12 February

The 9 weirdest tax write-offs
The IRS offers no points for originality, but you can't blame taxpayers for trying. They're writing off criminal acts, their pets and even their televisions.

11 February

On July 20 ( July 21 GMT ) 1969 the first man stepped on the moon. During the next 3 years, 6 missions to the moon were made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. During all the missions they made image sequences which with today's computer technics can be stitched together into 360o interactive panoramas giving you the possibillity to view the moon almost as if you were there.

11 February

cute cat pictureFriday cat picture, found at catster.



10 February

The Sneeze explores some really disgusting food items in Steve, Don't Eat It! The fermented soybeans are especially noxious looking.

9 February

googleGoogle has a variety of logos commemorating holidays and events. They've put them in this online museum for your amusement.

8 February

7 February

6 February

Einstein, the brainy bird. A very intelligent African Grey parrot.

5 February

The 10 worst Super Bowl moments.
Is there any pressure in sports more intense than the one-game, winner-take-all, the-whole-world-is-watching crock pot that is the Super Bowl?

4 February

The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business. The fifth annual review of the most shameful, dishonest, and just plain stupid moments of the past year.

3 February

Interior Desecrations, a brutal examination of the unlovely, unattractive, unlivable and unforgivable homes of the 1970s. All eras have some bad taste, of course – but it took the 70s to make bad taste triumphant and universal.

2 February

kinder surprise eggs

Kinder Surprise is a name given to a creamy chocolate egg. Inside the egg is a plastic pod and inside that is a toy. Made by Italian candy giant Ferrero SpA, Kinder eggs are loved in more than 100 countries -- and rank with Coke and Marlboros on the ACNielsen list of 43 global brands with more than $1 billion in sales.

Elliot's Kinder surprise collection.

1 February

The Bloggies™ are a set of 30 publicly-chosen awards given to weblog writers and those related to weblogs. The contest is open to any weblogs that existed for a period of time during the year 2004. On Sunday, January 23, the finalists were announced and voting is open to choose the winners. Voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 3. The winners will be posted sometime between Sunday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 15. Vote for your favorites!

31 January


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