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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10 Best Airports in the World
Travel preferences are a very personal thing. Some people don't mind driving two hours out of their way if it means a cheaper ticket. For others, getting in and out quickly is the most important thing.

September 21

10 Most Dangerous Jobs
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the workers most likely to be killed at work aren't the ones donning bullet-proof vests to capture criminals or saving victims from fire-engulfed buildings. Instead, the workers most likely to die on the job are the ones who help provide us with our daily needs like a safe home, food and electricity.

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Despite his lifelong attempt to conceal his origins, Adolf Hitler had numerous relatives, whose story is told in a new German documentary. Ernest Gill examines the shocking tales of sibling rivalry, envy and blackmail revealed in 'The Hitler Family'.

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The History of Kobe Beef in Japan
Eating meat from four legged animals was prohibited in Japan for more than a thousand years prior to 1868.

This ban was especially strict during the Edo Period (1603-1867). Buddhist influences were primarily responsible for this dietary restriction, but other cultural factors and the need to protect draught animals in times of famine may have reinforced the taboo. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the new leaders of Japan wanted, among other things, to reduce traditional social barriers and to encourage the adoption of beneficial Western habits. There may also have been a desire to weaken the power of the Buddhists. Lifting the ban on the eating of meat was a small step towards these objectives.

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TB: Early humans may have spread it
The tuberculosis bacterium emerged in East Africa three million years ago and may have spread around the world when early humans left their ancestral home.According to molecular analysis of modern strains, the pathogen is much older than previously thought.As such, it predates other human afflictions such as the plague.French researchers hope the work will lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of TB, which kills three million people each year.

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The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet
A list of the 29 foods that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.

September 2

For animal victims of Hurricane Katrina,
www.i-pets.com will ship for free any order placed for hurricane relief for animals, a pet rescue or animal welfare organization. They will do this regardless of the size or weight of the order.

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why do men have nipples
Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini

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

the black angel
The Black Angel
John Connolly, fiction

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

the life and times of the wicked witch of the west by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Gregory Maguire, fiction

the historian by elizabeth kostova
The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova, fiction

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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