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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!

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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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July 31, 2007

July 30, 2007

Why Woolworth Had to Die
By the turn of the century, with work hours on the decline and real wages rising, millions of ordinary people were patronizing not only Woolworth but also department stores such as Macy’s and Filene’s, where they could find a wide variety of goods at low prices.

July 29, 2007

July 28, 2007

The evolution of man - The first Europeans - one million years ago
Our knowledge of human evolution has always been limited by the meagre quantities of hominid fossils that have been discovered. But a system of limestone caves at Atapuerca in northern Spain has yielded an embarrassment of riches by comparison with an otherwise patchy hominid record.

July 27, 2007

The Pet Economy
Americans spend an astonishing $41 billion a year on their furry friends.

July 26, 2007

Deer-resistant plants
This site will help you with the three most effective ways to keep deer from eating your plants: deer-resistant plants, deer repellents and deer fencing.

July 25, 2007

Transformers History
Learn about the complete history of the Hasbro Transformers action figure toys.

July 24, 2007

Hemingway and Food
Anyone who plans to go to Paris, and wants to know more about the city other than the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, might do well to read Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.

July 23, 2007

62 Little Known Uses Of Vinegar
Vinegar is a liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. Ninety percent of American Households buy vinegar. The 4 major uses are for salads, as cooking ingredients, pickling and home canning.

July 22, 2007

Science and Islam in Conflict
All over the world, no matter what the cultural or language differences, science is more or less guided by scientific principles—except in many Islamic countries, where it is guided by the Koran. This is the ultimate story about science and religion.

July 21, 2007

A Brief History of French Food
On the origins of the restaurant, haute cuisine and Champagne.

July 20, 2007

The Virtual Egyptian Museum
No one has seen any of these artifacts in a “real museum” for the past 25 years, The images, side commentaries, and interactive reference tools will take you on a different kind of exploration of ancient Egypt—the most stable, enduring society in the story of mankind.

July 19, 2007

2007 World's Best Hotels
Travel & Leisure Magazine's picks for the best hotels.

July 18, 2007

Presidential Homes around the world
Visit the homes of world leaders.

July 17, 2007

Group Hopes To End Amelia Earhart Mystery
Hoping modern technology can help them solve a 70-year-old mystery, a group of investigators will search a South Pacific island to try to determine if famed aviator Amelia Earhart crash-landed and died there.

July 16, 2007

and an excellent time-waster, via neatorama, monoface

July 15, 2007

25 Sites We Can't Live Without
Time Magazine's list of their 25 favorite web sites

July 14, 2007

The world in virtual reality - VR city maps.
the most interesting places in the world from the most interesting perspectives. Whether you are planning a trip, looking for ideas, or simply 'armchair traveling', there is no better place for Virtual Travel than with 360cities.

July 12, 2007

Separated by a Common Language
Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK.

July 11, 2007

Confessions Of A Starbucks Barista
Jesse, who has worked at Starbucks for almost a year, has written a mythbusting "Buyer's Guide" that will help you in your quest to save money when ordering your favorite Starbucks beverage.

July 10, 2007

Most unsual deaths in 21st century
Train surfing, drinking water, death on the internet, bestiality, cannibalism ...

July 9, 2007

6 Foreign Expressions You Should Know
Whether you like it or not, foreign expressions represent an integral part of the English language (and of many other languages, too). Knowing the meaning and usage of the most used ones is very important.

July 8, 2007

The Catherine Palace
The exposition in the Catherine Palace Museum (prior to 1910 - the Great Tzarskoje Selo Palace) encompasses the 250-year history of the famous monument, and acquaints visitors with the work of the architects who participated in its construction and decoration in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also with the current state of this unique landmark, with the work of restorers who managed to bring the palace back to life after World War II. Currently, 29 of the 57 palace halls destroyed during the war have been restored.

July 7, 2007

New Seven Wonders of the World
A new version of the Seven Wonders of the World has been drawn up, based on over 100 million votes cast from people in 200 countries.

July 6, 2007

Favorite Backyard Birds
On this page you will find links to the most popular backyard birds, state birds, and North American Bird lists.

July 5, 2007

Free Things to Do in Chicago
Here's a list of free, year-round art, music, theater, dance, and walks in Chicago.

July 4, 2007

Happy Birthday, America!

July 3, 2007

July 2, 2007

The Pioneer Woman Cooks!
A blog about delicious, abundant, satisfying food using the simplest of ingredients.

July 1, 2007

Cheat You Fair: A Story of Maxwell Street
From the late 1800s until 1994, Maxwell Street market in Chicago was a home for immigrants arriving in the Midwest, as well as a thriving street culture.


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