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!
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.
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
Collections is a huge resource about Chicago. A little history, some
quotations and song lyrics, and links to great Chicago area attractions.
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.
is Tony's artwork. He doesn't sell it & doesn't answer his email,
so don't even bother.
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.
Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
September 30, 2007
A biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is their ambition to
present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person,
with a biography of that person. Eventually, this will include more than
15.000 eponyms and more than 6.000 persons.
September 29, 2007
of Diseases (a great resource site)
Disease is considered to be a harmful deviation from the normal structural
or functional state of an organism. A diseased organism commonly exhibits
signs or symptoms indicative of its abnormal state. Thus, the normal condition
of an organism must be understood in order to recognize the hallmarks
of disease. Nevertheless, a sharp demarcation between disease and health
is not always apparent.
September 28, 2007
Paris is a city of endless surprises, and walking is the best way to get to know it. Walk, if you can do so. Walk a lot. And if you tire of walking, there are plenty of scenic places and cafés along the way in which to rest. There also is a good Métro system to help you out on the longer stretches.
September 27, 2007
50 Fun Facts About Credit Cards
In the beginning, credit cards were just charge accounts, offered by individual stores and only usable at those stores. The first credit card that could be used at multiple locations was offered by The Diner’s Club in 1950.
September 26, 2007
The Five Most Expensive Chocolates in the World
Chocolates are one of the many heavenly tastes to our tongues. We buy loads of them and store them in the refrigerator to be eaten at will. But sometimes, buying chocolates can get a little expensive.
September 25, 2007
nown around the world as "the littlest angel", Kenadie was born Feb.13, 2003, weighing just 2 lbs, 8 ounces. At the age of 8 months, Kenadie was finally diagnosed with primordial dwarfism, a genetic condition that is believed to affect only about 100 people in the world. She isn't expected to grow past about 30 inches or weigh more than 8 pounds.
Top 10 Most Evil Women
We all tend to focus on the evil men in the world and forget some of the truly evil women that have lived. Here we have not just serial killers, but other utterly despicable women who have caused tragedy in many people’s lives.
September 22, 2007
Stevie Nicks: a survivor's story
Thirty years after she sold her soul to the devil and, with Fleetwood Mac, set new records for rock'n'roll overindulgence, Stevie Nicks has somehow lived to tell the tale - and what a tale it is.
September 21, 2007
Hotels with History
Bedding down where Napoleon, Hitler and Diana did - Hotels whose pasts are linked with well-chronicled historical events.
Let the "ghoul" times roll with creative costume,
pumpkin and decorating ideas from HGTV.
September 18, 2007
State Fair Recipes
Foodies, home cooks, scratch bakers and “weekend warriors of the kitchen” all
can find items to enjoy on these pages.
There's state fair history and trivia, behind the scenes profiles, and
of course tips on entering special recipe contests and dozens of local
and national winning recipes.
September 17, 2007
The earliest lighthouses were simply bonfires built on hillsides to guide
ships. The first light served the old world city of Alexandria in 285
B.C. The first American light came to life in 1716 at Boston Harbor.
This site explores the history, legends, lore and workings of lighthouses
along American shorelines.
Naturally, do not use this recipe if you are allergic to chocolate
Keep alert during a bath. Never doze off.
Resist the urge to drink your bath. The water is dirty and unfit
The use of sugar or sweetened chocolate can lead to infections
in women's genital areas. Consult with your doctor.
Be Careful not to burn yourself on the stove.
September 15, 2007
Invasive.org The Source for Information and Images of Invasive & Exotic
The overall objective of Invasive.org is: to provide an accessible
and easily used archive of high quality images related to invasive
and exotic species, with particular emphasis on educational applications.
September 14, 2007
World Owl Mythology
Compiled by Deane
P. Lewis, superstitions and beliefs about owls from many countries.
September 13, 2007
English Monarchs - A complete history of the Kings and Queens of England
This site is designed to bring to life, as vividly as possible, the
history of the Kings and Queens of England from Egbert, first 'King of
the English' , who reigned 802-839 A.D. Through over a thousand years
of England's rich and varied history, to the throne's present occupant,
September 12, 2007
Massachusetts Firsts, Facts, and Trivia This is interesting:
The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston is
the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving
under a car driving under an airplane. (49 more facts like this one.)
September 11, 2007
300 women who changed the world
In profiling 300 women who changed the world, Encyclopædia Britannica has chosen those whose contributions have endured through the ages.
September 10, 2007
The Swan Boats of Boston
The Swan Boats are as much a part of Boston as the bean and the cod.
They are the harbinger of Spring to native Bostonians. Famed in the stories
Make Way For Ducklings and The Trumpet of the Swan, the Swan Boats are
the only boats of their kind in the world! To the delight of the young
and old each April for over 120 years, the Swan Boats have appeared in
the Public Garden Lagoon with preenly grace.
NOTE: On a recent international flight from Germany
to the US, my lip gloss, lipstick and mascara were confiscated by airline
security. Then, on the plane, I had the opportunity to purchase the same
type of items from the airline's "Duty Free" store. Go figure!
September 8, 2007
Celebrity Dog Match
They say people start to
look like their dogs over time (or vice versa.) Can you match
the celebrity with their dog?...
September 7, 2007
by Seth Kendall is an animated piece where two young girls flee a terrifying
monster. The monster corners the girls and they are forced make a difficult
September 6, 2007
10 Evil Serial Killers
These are not just the standard notorious murderers; these are some of
the most horrific killers to have been found guilty of their crimes. They
are on this list either because of the nature of their crime, or the sheer
number of their killings.
September 5, 2007
Stories Behind the Arena Anthems
It's strange how some music played at sports events really catch on with
crowds. Ironic that some of the most notable macho jock anthems have been
written and/or performed by gay men like "YMCA" by The Village People, and "We are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" by
September 4, 2007
Top Public Relations Blunders
Some of these so-called "PR Blunders" can be hilarious, idiotic,
or outrageous. And, in some instances, the listed party's blunder may have
only created a temporary setback; case in point, the Dixie Chicks.
September 3, 2007
1918 influenza pandemic
In 1918, a virus spread across the planet -- unstoppable, incurable.
By spring it had killed an estimated 50 million people -- 650,000 of them
September 2, 2007
America's drug of choice - caffeine
Caffeine occurs naturally in 60 different plants. It's used in weight-loss
supplements, anti-aging skin treatments, and pills sold to enhance athletic
performance and to treat migraines and other aches and pains.
September 1 , 2007
Boléro is written for a large orchestra. An average performance will last
around 15 minutes, with some recordings extending as long as 18 minutes.
The original version by Ravel took 17 minutes 6 seconds.