wasting time in an intelligent way! corsinet.com for humor, trivia, quotations and miscellaneous other good stuff

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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16 June

A guide to the many attractions and places of interest in Cumbria, The Lake District, England, including historic buildings, lakes, preserved railways, churches, the National Trust, and famous people connected with Cumbria.

13 June

Raglan Castle in Wales
was begun by Sir William ap Thomas, a veteran of the French wars, who grew wealthy through exploiting his position as a local agent of the duke of York in south-east Wales. About 1435 he began building the Great Tower, subsequently known as the Yellow Tower of Gwent, probably on the site of a much earlier Norman motte-and-bailey castle. Surrounded by a water-filled moat, the unusual hexagonal plan of the tower, together with its elaborate drawbridge arrangements, are more easily paralleled in France than in Britain.
You can take a Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle.

10 June

Mozaic Culture
Two-dimensional mosaiculture has its roots in the embroidered flower beds of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Carefully chosen plant species create different motifs, shapes and images. Very neatly trimmed plants are also grown into sculptures. The stringent rules of this art correspond to very precise dimensions, density of the flowers and color selection.

9 June

State of Illinois Gallery
The Illinois Gallery features a collection of 578 photos of various fun, historic or important locations as well as important or notable people of the past and present. Through this site you can experience this great state in not only pictures but also through web cams, interactive tours as well as streaming video.

8 June

geograph the british isles Geograph British Isles
The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles.

More than 10,000 images have been submitted so far, covering large swaths of the map. From Porth Hellick Down to Rubha Robhanais and countless motorways in between, the grid squares are filling up fast. As the site's creators say, taking these pictures is a good excuse to get out more.

6 June

When They Were Young:
A photographic retrospective of childhood
If we would only let them be so, children are often ready to be our teachers. When we become thoughtful about things, we want to know about life's purpose. Waiting to show us what it means to keep going, what we need to do to stay on top of things, are our sons and daughters, or the kids next door or across the street or around the block. They are going from one step to another, trying to meet this business of living as best they can.

4 June

Film Locations UK
Supplying locations to the UK's film, television and photographic industries.
A great site to browse, just to look at rooms & decor.

3 June

The 10,000 Birds Blog
There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Sara and Mike are chronicling their ongoing effort to see every one of them. The Bird Count currently stands at 345 birds, not including exotics, in 12 states and 4 countries. Of these birds, 253 were seen in the United States...Only 9655 more to go!

2 June

Mystery of the Poison-Dart Frog
Discover the art and biology of the Costa Rican rainforest and "solve a mystery with clues from ancient treasures." From the North Carolina Museum of Art. (via)

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K.Rowling, fiction

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

culture shock hungary
Culture Shock! Hungary

green guide to hungary
Michelin THE GREEN GUIDE Hungary/Budapest

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, fiction

a short history of nearly everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything


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