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time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some new things,
wake up your brain cells and have some fun.
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|31 august||Totally silly ways to waste time:
|30 august||One of the items on my "100 things to do before I die" list is to drive from coast to coast in the US. How exciting to see that someone had the same idea & posted a website about the journey. Coast to Coast documents Wulf Berg's 20-day trip on US Route 50 from Ocean City, Maryland to San Francisco, California.|
|29 august||Little Miss Springfield is a website about my favorite Simpson, Lisa. Includes "If They Mated," flash games, wall paper and lots more.|
|28 august||At Medtech Forensics, there are a number of dressed skeletons who are currently unemployed. They will provide their own clothing but are in need of work. If you have a job opening and would like to hire one of them, please make a selection.|
|27 august||Tricks of the Trade: For every occupation, there is a catalog of secrets only its employees are aware of. A good tip from a mechanic: If you have to change a light bulb where the glass is broken, you can press a potato into the metal base to unscrew the remains of the bulb from the fixture. (via grow-a-brain and diversionz)|
|27 august||Friday cat picture, found at TRT Cattery.|
|26 august||Close-up photographs of stained glass windows. There are works here by many makers including Tiffany Studios, William Morris and Henry Holiday, arranged by artist and by building location.|
Our Olympic Oddity Collection:
|24 august||China has taken to plastic surgery with
gusto. Now the artificial beauties, many of whom seek a Westernized
look, have their own pageant.
In the world's first Miss Plastic Surgery contest, "Naturals," with their God-given, pain-free looks, have no place here. This stage belongs to those who have suffered for their beauty and now live beyond the cutting edge. (latimes) (text link)
The 21st Century version of foot binding?
|A wonderful corsinet.com visitor clicked
link on one of our pages and ordered:
Which pet is the most expensive?
According to the August, 2004 issue of Forbes Magazine, here are America's most expensive animals (with pictures.) Sure, some of these are very cute, but it's amazing what people are willing to spend on a pet!
|22 august||Someone actually took the time to put pictures to the lyrics of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." Feel free to sing along.|
|21 august||On the Common Sense Community website, you'll find tons of common sense tips on a variety of subjects such as timesaving, health, organization, and cleaning. You can also benefit from tips sent in by other website visitors.|
|20 august||Infrared light shows us the heat radiated by the world around us. By viewing animals with a thermal infrared camera, we can actually "see" the differences between warm and cold-blooded animals. Infrared also allows us to study how well feathers, fur and blubber insulate animals. As you tour this "Infrared Zoo", see what new information you can gather about the animals here that you would not get from a visible light picture.|
|20 august||Friday cat picture, found at Smugmug.|
|19 august||Here are some wonderful animations we've
Mavis in the Park
No Milk Today
|18 august||FTC Consumer Alert: Internet scammers casting about for people’s financial information have a new way to lure unsuspecting victims: They go “phishing.” Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information.|
|17 august|| Because of the superpower status of
the United States, the American President is often dubbed "the
most powerful person on earth" and is often one of the world's
best-known figures. During the Cold War, the President was sometimes
referred to as "the leader of the free world," a phrase
that is still occasionally invoked today.
Since the office of President of the United States is somewhat hallowed, fiction writers often choose to 'invent' a president in their stories to prevent a real one from being possibly insulted and/or their story from becoming 'dated' over time. Here is a list of fictional American Presidents listed in alphabetical order.
Week. Elvis Presley, 42, died on August 16, 1977, having completed
23 years in show business. In commemoration of the man that changed
the face of 20th century music, Graceland offers an entire week
Official Elvis Presley website
Tour Graceland, Elvis Presley's home.
Three generations of Presley women featured in August Vogue.
|16 august||Maecenas was the name of a wealthy ancient
Roman and powerful politician, although he never held public office
and preferred to work behind the scenes. Like other rich Romans,
Maecenas had a palatial estate in which he displayed his large art
collection. Leo C. Curran has
taken Maecenas and his art collection as a model for his photography collection of Images of Ancient Greece and Rome.
|15 august||In case you never read Alice in Wonderland as a child, here it is in a quick flash version.|
|14 august||As most churches liberalize themselves and reject the commandments written by God in the Holy Bible, the Landover Baptist Church continues to do exactly what scripture teaches every Christian to do. And that is to keep the temple of the living God a clean vessel, untarnished by even a hint of fellowship with the unrighteous. (A tongue-in-cheek parody of conservative christianity.)|
|13 august||Oh no! It's Friday the Thirteenth!|
|13 august||Friday cat picture, found at Nicely Toasted.|
|12 august||The murder of Elizabeth Short has haunted
the Los Angeles Police Department since the heinous crime was committed
in 1947. The reason will undoubtedly surprise many. The truth is:
L.A.P.D. knew who killed Elizabeth Short; they had him, they grilled
him, but they did not hold him.
This site tells the story of the last days of Elizabeth Short, known in life and in death as the Black Dahlia.
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The LifeGem provides a way to embrace your loved one's memory day by day. The LifeGem is the most unique and timeless memorial available for creating a testimony to their unique life.
|10 august||Cinema's Scariest Scenes ... Turn on your night light, because these scenes are downright terrifying! Watch clips from Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist and many other frightful movies.|
|9 august||We wondered just exactly what wounds did John Kerry receive to be awarded three Purple Hearts? We found out at ask Yahoo! The reply to that question and many others is also available at Google answers.|
|8 august||The history enthusiast need not spend a fortune or travel to Europe to glance upon the beauty of centuries past. If you are planning a vacation, we suggest a visit to any of the elegant historical sites across the United States. Eras of Elegance provides links to historical mansions, museums, battlefields, living history villages, and more.|
|7 august||Which is the most dangerous animal on earth? Lions, perhaps, or sharks? Maybe crocodiles or a certain sort of snake? And the rhinoceros is well known to have a fearsome temper…….. But actually the answer is none of these. Several members of that vast diversity of insects are competing for this gruesome prize.|
The new book Unfit for Command reveals dozens of shocking eyewitness accounts of questionable Kerry actions in Vietnam. Author John O'Neill, the man who took over John Kerry's Swift Boat, and co-author Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., have uncovered the bizarre truth behind Kerry's three Purple Hearts, his Bronze and Silver Stars, and the real reason Kerry served only four months in Vietnam.
|6 august||Friday cat picture, found at A Picture's Worth.|
|5 august||Discover hundreds of little-known uses for well-known products, learn the weird histories and bizarre facts behind many products at Joey Green's Wacky Uses.|
|4 august||HingeHeads™ are decorative finials that fit on the top and bottom of your door hinges (pins). HingeHeads™ are designed to enhance your doors and living space, and to add a finishing touch to your room’s decor. (via #!/usr/bin/girl)|
|3 august||"Tastes just like chicken!" Nearly every culture invents a food that is weird or disgusting to outsiders. These strange foods from around the world are cultural markers to show who's a member (insiders like it) and who's not a member (outsiders hate it.) Maybe a group of kids started eating it on a dare. They then perpetuate it (perpetrate it) on the next generation. Then they nudge each other and laugh when outsiders gag.|
|2 august||You spent all those years learning about history, literature, science, geography, and math, and what do you remember? Let's see if you still know some of the things you learned, or should have learned, when you were in school. (via presurfer)|
|1 august||Euro Poll: Reader's Digest dispatched researchers to 38 towns in 19 countries across Europe, from the UK to Russia, asking nearly 4,000 Europeans what they actually felt about each other. They asked them such questions as which Europeans they liked most (and least), who were the sexiest, the most efficient, who had the best sense of humor and the best food, and where they'd really like to live.|
|31 july||Totally silly ways to waste time:
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Kill Bill, Volume 1
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Peter Straub, fiction
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