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!

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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here are some great links we've found ...
30 april Totally silly ways to waste time:
ball on string balls black ribbon
boohbah bubblewrap cats
etch-a-sketch eye fireworks
hungry pet inter-face ouch!
29 april What do Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Lil Kim, Joan Rivers, Mary Tyler Moore and Bruce Jenner have in common? Awful Plastic Surgery. We won't even mention Michael Jackson or Mickey Rourke.
28 april Alexander Palace Time Machine started out as a virtual tour of the home of the last Tsar and his family but it has evolved into a wider resource for information on the last years of Imperial Russia. This extensive website, full of pictures, information and links, is more than just a way to waste time - it's a vacation from the present-day.
27 april The Bad Bug Book provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.
26 april There have been 46 US Vice Presidents since 1789, but only 26 Vice Presidents have served complete terms for which they were elected. Everything you've always wanted to know about Vice Presidents at VicePresidents.com. (via Tom McMahon)
25 april Test your etiquette awareness.
24 april A collection of quotes based on the name William. All things William contains more than 13,000 quotations.
23 april 10-30-15 : A clock with a peculiar musical behavior. Your appliances may do strange things when you aren't around. (via grow-a-brain)
22 april There are aspects of science—entire jobs, even—that, when you strip away the imposing titles and advanced degrees, sound at best distasteful and at worst unbearable. Just how bad can a science job get? Fart sniffing, stool sampling, carcass cleaning: here are the ten worst jobs in science.
21 april Did you know that the developers of the atomic bomb; the holograph; moon rover; Model T Ford; and the fathers of binary code, BASIC and computer programming; the atomic bomb, nuclear engineering; the California wine industry; the U.S. Cavalry; the Model T Ford; matches; color television; full-length motion pictures; the carburetor; the Zeppelin; the automatic gearbox; the moon rover; Intel Corporation; and of the U.S. aerospace industry are all Hungarian-Americans? (via Information Junk)
20 april Is that a frog I hear? Advertisement calls are the loud calls that male frogs make to attract females. Some frog species have aggressive calls made by males towards other males, some have distress calls when bitten by a predator, and some have release calls when one male needs to tell another male to let go (mating in frogs can be a bit hectic). Here's a collection of frog pictures and calls.
19 april Gang Land is the equivalent of an online chat room for mobsters. It was created in 1996 and is written by Jerry Capeci, the former organized-crime columnist at New York Daily News. This is the place where those interested in the Mafia, including current members, go for the latest underworld news.
18 april With most song lyric sites there's no user interaction. You go to the site, get your lyrics and that's about it. Song Meanings is different. They allow users to post their comments about their favorite (and not so favorite) songs and even submit their own lyrics. (via diversionz)
17 april Kinetic typography refers to the art and technique of expression with animated text. Sky (18Mb), created by Heebok Lee, an excerpt from "Renaissance" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, is an excellent example of the power of kinetic typography as a medium for expression.
16 april nasty, disgusting, huge, noisy cicadas. yeauch!Get ready to shudder! The 17-year cicadas will emerge within a few weeks. Emerging from the ground every 17 years, these red-eyed root suckers will be seen this year when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees, probably in May or June. Eeeeuw! (usa today) (saved text)
15 april From Robert Wadlow at 8'11.1" to Geoffrey Hudson who was only18", well known people of unusual stature are collected at Famous Heights. (via Information Junk)
14 april What to do with 'taters: boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.
13 april Is this a precaution against cloning? What you get by combining the physical characteristics of two creatures: UglyZoo. (via Presurfer)
12 april The standard Windows beeps you hear when you've made a fatal error can be quite irritating. This guy made it into a nice composition and manages to create a great new use for the windows sounds. Windows Noise Becomes Music. (via Milk and Cookies)
11 april In addition to being the center of Alberta's Ukrainian culture, Vegreville, a town of 5300, has one other claim to fame: the world's largest known Easter egg! The 29.5 ft high egg, decorated in traditional Ukrainian style, was built in 1975. HAPPY EASTER!
10 april

the Rosebud Egg was the first Fabergé egg presented by Tsar Nicholas II to his bride AlexandraThe Fabergé Imperial Eggs were first commissioned by Tsar Alexander III in 1885 as an Easter gift to his wife. There are only 50 Imperial Easter Eggs in the world, including the nine sold to Vekselberg by the Forbes family [journal news 02/05/04]. Ten are in the Moscow Kremlin Collection, five are at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II owns three. Three are on loan to NOMA, two are at Hillwood Museum, the others are in the U.S., Switzerland and Monaco. The whereabouts of eight are unknown.

Fabergé Eggs: Mementos of a Doomed Dynasty
A list and pictures of the Fabergé Imperial eggs

9 april

painted hungarian easter eggsI am Huszákné Czencz Marietta, I have been painting Easter eggs in the southest corner of Sárköz, in Báta, in Hungary since 1960. Painting eggs as a tradition can be found in other regions of the country, but such decorated and elaborately painted ones can be seen only in Báta and Transylvania. I would be happy if You liked my pieces of work and they gave You such a pleasure when seeing them as to me when I am preparing them. [the english is charming!]

Hungarian Karcolt tojás - Scratch-carved eggs, by Emese Kerkay.

8 april

see the pysanky art of Patty De AngeloUkrainian Pysanky (Easter eggs) are an ancient form of Ukrainian folk art. The art of creating pysanky is a long process and requires a steady hand, time, and patience. Pysanky Showcase features the award-winning art of Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo.

Originally Pysanky were associated with mythical and religious beliefs of pagan times but with the coming of Christianity, they took on new meaning of rebirth and life. Olga Kaczmar gives a step-by-step guide on making your own pysanky and explains the customs and symbols of each design.

7 april the eggery for beautiful eggsWhen I see an egg it doesn't just inspire me to eat one, it inspires me to create something beautiful. Pearls and crystals create a vision of royalty. Colors add a tickle to the senses. When I add music to an egg, it's to let you have that opportunity to pass into the fantasy land that I created, just for you. Eggery Studio for beautiful eggs. (via madville)
6 april Chosen by your "librarian without walls," Marylaine Block, Neat New Stuff on the Net, is a weekly listing of websites that are informative, educational and fun.
5 april Bryan Berg broke the Guinness World Record for card structures in 1992 at the age of seventeen with a tower fourteen feet, six inches tall. His latest record-holding structure is more than twenty-five feet tall. See Bryan's card structure creations at Cardstacker.
4 april In a shameless promotion of insect appreciation, Bugbios aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.
3 april Life - flash animation by Bruno Bozzetto
2 april World's fattest cat? A 40-plus-pound feline at a Berlin animal shelter is so fat that it cannot take more than four steps without getting exhausted. (msnbc)
2 april The Israelite House of David, a religious community, was established in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1903. The purpose of this colony was to gather the 12 lost tribes of Israel for the "Ingathering", to await the Millennium.
april fools!

pets by mail - let's see how many complaints they get
water power artillery - should be the only weapons allowed
lady j-walk blog - pretty in pink
atlantic tunnel - reserve your seat now
new BMW technology - cook dinner while driving
many more at urgo.org

1 april The absolute power they enjoyed often brought out the worst features of their character. Mad Monarchs had egocentric, megalomaniac or paranoid tendencies and their mental states ranged from severe psychotic and psycho-organic disorders to personality disorders and light neuroses. Enjoy this series of biographies on the personal lives of history's mad royals.

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great music:
Eric Clapton : Me & Mr Johnson
Me & Mr Johnson, Eric Clapton CD

songbird, eva cassidy CD
Songbird, Eva Cassidy CD

great reading:
Mystic River by dennis lehane
Mystic River
Dennis Lehane, fiction

the time traveler's wife by audrey niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, fiction

a cold heart by jonathan kellerman
A Cold Heart
Jonathan Kellerman, fiction

murder, magic and madness at the 1893 chicago world's fair
The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

south beach diet
South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide: The Complete and Easy Reference for All Your Favorite Foods

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The South Beach Diet Cookbook : More than 200 Delicious Recipies That Fit the Nation's Top Diet


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