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.
6 New Year
Traditions from Around the World
New Year traditions that all Americans are familiar with include the ball
drop in Times Square, the Tournament of Roses Parade, fireworks, year-end
lists, New Year’s resolutions, a toast and/or a kiss at midnight, Auld
Lang Syne, and predictions for the year ahead. Here are some other
customs you might not be as familiar with.
December 29, 2007
Control of Your Bills and Your Credit Report
Being in debt can range anywhere from being an uncomfortable to terrifying situation.
Statistics indicate that most people are 2-3 paychecks away from being in poverty.
Recent studies indicate that 1 in 3 households are at minimum 2 years in debt.
December 28, 2007
A Year of Books Worth Curling Up With The New York Times lists
the books that are disappointing only because they have to end.
They’re the ones we mention to friends. They’re the ones worth
taking on vacation, and they are well executed, whatever their genre or
How to Write a Thank-You Note
‘Sincerely, Help?’ Having trouble finding the right words
to thank your Cousin Sal for that mango slicer? Should you even bother?
Oh yes you should. This article tells why and demostrates
how to write the perfect, honest thank-you note every time.
December 25, 2007
12 Days of
Christmas, Found on the Net
Finally, a modern version of The 12 Days of Christmas that involves
no singing and no repeating! Here are the gifts from that song you’ve
heard way too many times by now, internet style, because you deserve a
bit of Christmas silliness.
December 24, 2007
Charles Dickens and Christmas
This exhibit features illustrations from
various editions of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which "was
officially published on December 19, 1843, and by Christmas Eve, five
days later, it had already sold six thousand copies, at three shillings
and sixpence each."
December 23, 2007
Humans can be affected by some strange and troubling disorders. While many
of these disorders aren't deadly, they can severely affect the lives of
those who have them. This is a list of a few of the strangest.
December 22, 2007
Weenie Royale: Food and the Japanese Internment
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, about 120,000 Japanese and
Americans of Japanese ancestry were forcibly evacuated from the West
Coast, their homes and land taken from them, and put into one of 10
remote and desolate locations until the war's end.
- U.S. Seafood Facts
FishWatch can help you make informed decisions about the seafood you eat
by providing you with the most accurate and timely information available
on the sustainability of U.S. seafood fisheries.
December 8, 2007
is Seasonal Depression?
Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is
a depression that occurs each year at the same time, usually starting
in fall or winter and ending in spring or early summer. It is more than
just "the winter blues" or "cabin fever."
December 7, 2007
The stunning temples secretly carved out below ground in Italy by a 'paranormal'
America's cheapest family
America's Cheapest Family and The HomeEconomiser Newsletter are
dedicated to encouraging you to find creative ways to live within your
means, avoid debt with a smile, and achieve goals you never dreamed
Don't put your lips on it!
The hive mind at Ask Metafilter draws
on a pool of 60,000 members to answer questions on any topic: romantic,
technical, medical, cultural. But perhaps the most entertaining discourse,
second only to Steve,
Don't Eat It!, occurs in the wake of the question "Is this safe to
eat?" Here they present a compilation of food safety questions from AskMe.
Perfect Corpse - 10 ways to make a mummy
For many people the word "mummy" conjures up images of linen-wrapped
royalty from ancient Egypt. But for scientists it describes any body
that retains soft tissue—most often skin, but sometimes even eyes
and internal organs—long after death.