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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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March 20

National Women's Hall of Fame
March is Women's History month! Learn about some remarkable American women and their contributions to society.

March 19

March 18

The Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 14.500 reproductions.

March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Salute to Ireland
Irish Blessings, Curses, Quotations, Proverbs, And Irish Toasts

March 16

The Ground Meat Cookbook
204 Intriguing Ground Meat Recipes

March 15

How Products Are Made
How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams.)

March 14

Exhibition: The Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold
The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. presents a spectacular exhibit of over 280 Colombian gold items from the Museo del Oro in Colombia. The selection ranges from tiny votive figures and decorative nose rings to the full regalia worn by the elite, drawing from diverse regional and cultural traditions between 2500 B.P. to 500 B.P.

March 13

Walt Disney's Apartment
Walt Disney had a furnished apartment on Disneyland's Main Street. The Orange County Register presents this multimedia tour of Walt's crib hosted by Disney historian Tim O'Day.

March 12

Damn Interesting
A collection of damn interesting things, working to provide daily articles about all manner of subjects.

March 11

King Tut @ National Geographic Magazine
Leaving his tomb for the first time in almost 80 years, Tut has undergone a CT scan that offers new clues about his life and death—and provides precise data for an accurate forensic reconstruction of the boyish pharaoh.

March 10

Insect Borne Diseases
Insects are capable of spreading diseases caused by many different types of micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, etc. In these instances it is the micro-organism that is the pathogen (disease causer) and the insect involved is known as the vector.

March 9

Rainbows have many forms. Multiple bows, bows that cross, red bows, twinned bows, coloured fringes, dark bands, spokes and more. Find out about them here.

March 8

William III
Sometimes better known as William of Orange, King William III of England reigned from 1689 to 1702. Click through the pages and find out more about Britain's least loved and least understood King.

March 7

Mummy News
If you're interested in archeology or mummies, this is a great place to catch up on all the latest news and finds. Learn about mummies from around the world and read about the latest research and discoveries.

March 6

Petra: Lost City of Stone
Ruined cities in remote places have always stirred the human imagination. Petra drew the attention of early 19th-century European travelers through the remarkable published accounts of a Swiss explorer named Burckhardt. The city was unmarked on modern maps and--until Burckhardt's visit--had been unseen by outsiders for more than 500 years. Early visitors arrived on camelback and foot to marvel at Petra's grandeur and wonder about its past. Their accounts and images fueled immense curiosity about the city and its origins.

March 5

The Bottle House of Prince Edward Island
Over 25,000 recycled bottles ingeniously cemented together to create the Bottle Houses, a must-see tourist attraction situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were built by the late Édouard T. Arsenault.

March 4

Galleria Carnivora
Galleria Carnivora is a museum dedicated to the fine art of carnivorous plant photography. Since being established in 1923, it has redefined our concepts of imagery as they relate to carnivores, emulsions, and botany.

March 3

The Most Dangerous Bacteria
Many common bacteria and fungi have evolved into being resistant to the drugs that have kept them at bay for a half-century. Doctors are trying to get more attention for the problem, hoping that comprehensive legislation could stimulate drug firms to put more effort into developing new antibiotics.
Click here for a list of the six scariest germs.

March 2

Eiffel Tower
Built 1889 for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower is one the most well known monuments in the world, visited by more than 5 million people each year. Take a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower.

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the complete book of questions
The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion

The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They Are

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Molto Italiano : 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home
Molto Italiano : 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home

marley & me
Marley & Me : Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

Brain Candy Chicago DesignWeb Garden Trivia TC