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.
- Are you prepared?
According to the experts if disaster strikes you and your family should
be prepared to stay self-sufficient for at least three days. This
website shows you both how to prepare yourself, kids,
pets etc. and what to do if disaster strikes.
September 25, 2008
In a Product Name? Why, Deception Of Course!
Product names don't necessarily reflect the truth of the products. Ever
heard of Corinthian Leather? Think New Jersey, not Corinth, Greece. How
about Häagen Dazs? Nothing Scandinavian about it. Read on to find
out how a product's name can deceive you ...
Beautiful Historic Italian Churches
Italy boasts some of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world. These
architectural gems are historical treasures that have withstood years
of war and other tests of time.
September 22, 2008
photos surface in Bolivia
Pictures of the 1936 Berlin Olympics uncovered for the first time, providing
a rare glimpse into how Olympia, the film depicting the Games, was made.
First Timer’s Guide to Oktoberfest
Munich’s Oktoberfest originated in 1810 as a horse race to celebrate
the royal wedding. But everyone apparently enjoyed the drinking a lot
more than the horse racing. Oktoberfest is officially the world’s
biggest party, drawing about 7 million visitors a year to southern Germany.
10 most decadent dictators
While their people suffered, these men - and sometimes their wives and
children - agonised over how best to spend their ill-gotten gains.
September 16, 2008
Sometime in mid-July 1518, in the city of Strasbourg, a woman stepped
into the street and started to dance.
She was still dancing several days later. Within a
week about 100 people had been consumed by the same irresistible urge
to dance. The authorities were convinced that the afflicted would only
recover if they danced day and night.
September 15, 2008
serial killer in L.A.?
Investigators are reviewing at least 30 unsolved murder cases for possible
links to an unidentified serial killer suspected in at least 11 slayings
Within hours of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Library of Congress
staff began to call for and collect a vast array of original materials
concerning the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon,
and the fate of United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed into the earth
at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
33 Disturbing But True Facts About Eugenics
From 1904 until shortly after the close of WWII, the United States aggressively
engaged in a scientific quest to create a master race. This radical new
science, dubbed "eugenics" by Sir Francis Galton in 1883, called
for selective breeding between those deemed "fit" for existence
(i.e. generally those of Nordic descent), with sterilization, marriage
prohibition and even euthanasia aimed at those deemed “unfit.”
September 7, 2008
Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
There have always been female
rulers. Egyptian Queens are believed to have governed from around
3000 BCE, and the first to be named by the sources without any doubt
is Ku-baba, who ruled the Mesopotamian City-State of Ur round 2500
Doctored photos: 20 memorable picture fakes
20 of the most striking, interesting and controversial fake photos, most
of them produced in the last five years. Some were created to amuse, some
to mislead, while others were an attempt to rewrite history.
September 3, 2008
The Grand Tour on a budget
Over 13 weeks, traveling by plane, train, ferry and thumb, The New York
Times Frugal Traveler visited 16 countries, from the organic
farms of France to the pristine
beaches of Malta to the newly chic Old Towns of Vilnius and Gdansk.