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Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
February 28, 2007
The resource site for the history of capital punishment in Britain.
February 27, 2007
Links between people, places, things, and ideas.
February 26, 2007
10 World's Billionaires
Making a billion just isn't what it used to be. In ranking of the world’s
richest people 20 years ago, uncovered some 140 billionaires. Just three
years ago found 476. This year the list is a record 793. They’re
worth a combined $2.6 trillion, up 18% since last March. Their average
net worth: $3.3 billion.
February 25, 2007
Scariest Natural Disasters
There’s nothing quite as frightening as when Mother throws one of
her temper tantrums. Mother Nature, that is. And while there’s some
comfort in knowing that at least there’s a little science in her
madness, the explanations are enough to keep you up at night.
February 24, 2007
Things You Didn't Know About Disney World
Think you know everything about Walt Disney World Resort and its four
world-class theme parks – Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM
Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Think again!
February 23, 2007
Facts, Figures & Fiction
Numbers from one to thirty one ... a page for each day of the month.
Click on a number to learn more about it.
February 22, 2007
Out of Darkness: American Heroes in Hitler’s POW Camps
More than 100,000 American servicemen were held in Nazi Germany during
World War II. In the prison camps, they faced an unrelenting battle against
abuse, overwork, dysentery, and starvation. Many POWs lost up to half
their body weight, soon resembling concentration camp survivors. Contrary
to today’s popular mythology, escape was but a pipe dream for nearly
all POWs. And yet they adapted to adversity, triumphed over humiliation,
and survived the war’s chaotic end in 1945.
February 21, 2007
Library - Animal Sound & Video Catalog
The Macaulay Library is the world's largest archive of animal sounds.They
have more than 160,000 recordings of 67 percent of the world's birds,
and rapidly increasing holdings of insects, fish, frogs, and mammals.
February 20, 2007
10 Internet Scandals of All Time
The Internet isn't a dump truck, it's a series of tubes. And many a reputation
has gone swirling down those tubes, thanks to the Net's ability to expose
scoundrels, scalawags, liars, cheats, and fools--and then broadcast the
scandal to a billion glowing screens.
February 19, 2007
Fashion in the period 1500-1550 in Western Europe is marked by voluminous
clothing. Contrasting fabrics, slashes, embroidery, applied trims, and
other forms of surface ornamentation became prominent. Sleeves were a
center of attention, and were puffed, slashed, cuffed, and turned back
to reveal contrasting linings.
February 18, 2007
Lunar New Year!
Greatest Porkers in Pop Culture History
Pigs may be some of the tastiest animals ever made. No matter how cute
some of them may be, you can't deny the mouth watering goodness of bacon.
But aside from their culinary contributions to society, it's time we honor
their importance as pop culture icons.
February 16, 2007
antioxidant myth: a medical fairy tale
Cranberry capsules. Green tea extract. Effervescent vitamin C. Pomegranate
concentrate. Beta carotene. Selenium. Grape seed extract. High-dose vitamin
E. Pine bark extract. Bee spit.
You name it, if it's an antioxidant, we'll swallow
it by the bucket-load. According to some estimates around half the adults
in the US take antioxidant pills daily in the belief they promote good
health and stave off disease. We have become antioxidant devotees. But
are they doing us any good?
February 15, 2007
This unique collection of cookery books will transport you back in time.
It will take you to medieval banqueting tables laden with peacocks and
pastry ships; to the medicine cabinets of noblewomen; and to royal picnics
in the jungle. It will show you how the poor were encouraged to re-use
coffee grounds in Victorian London, and how a rationed population attempted
to stay healthy during World War 2. You will find recipes for puddings
and roasts, for beauty treatments and bed bug repellents, for pies made
with live birds and frogs, and for dishes spiced with ingredients as valuable
from the Brain Candy collections...
February 13, 2007
One spring day towards the end of 2004, Rhonda Byrne discovered a secret
- the secret laws and principles of the universe.
Almost immediately her life was transformed,
as she began to put into practice what she had learned. It seemed to Rhonda
that almost no-one knew the things that she had discovered, even though
the concepts could be found in almost every religion and field of human
endeavour throughout history. And in that moment her greatest wish, and
mission, was to share this knowledge with the world.
February 12, 2007
Heritage of the Great War / First World War 1914-1918.
This website features one of the most extensive and explicit WW-1 photo
collections on the Internet.
February 11, 2007
Visit your favorite Neanderthal at his home.
February 10, 2007
Valentines: A Tradition in America
The evolution of the Valentine's Day card.
February 9, 2007
C. Escher Official Website
On this website you can find information about the use of M.C. Escher's
work, a short biography, news, bibliography, links and some fun stuff
like a Virtual Ride through some of his works.
February 8, 2007
Forest Ecosystems Institute :: SelecTree
Over 6,050 photos for 1,068 trees are now linked from the tree's detailed
February 7, 2007
February 6, 2007
How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where
has it sparked wars? This map gives us a brief history of the world's
most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and
February 5, 2007
Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads
TIME takes a look at the real reason we all watch the Super Bowl
February 4, 2007
Super Bowl Sunday!
Story Behind Every Ring
For the winners of football's highest honor, the bling truly is the thing.
Each player and coach from a Super Bowl–winning team receives a
ring to commemorate the momentous occasion. While fashions change over
the decades, the past forty years of Super Bowls have seen one constant—enormous
rings encrusted with a variety of jewels.
February 3, 2007
& Noble.com - Bestsellers: Daily Top 10 Books by Subject
Get the Top 10 Bestsellers for more than 300 Book Subjects -- Updated
Start with a basic category, or jump right down into one of dozens of
subjects for each category.
February 2, 2007
This web site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library
of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain,
placing special emphasis upon Twain's Mississippi novels and reminiscences.
February 1, 2007
We Don't Know - 42 of the biggest questions in science
How did life begin? What's the universe made of? Why do we sleep? 42 of
the biggest questions in science.