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Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
April 30, 2008
From HGTV, perennial flowers grouped by the season they flower in.
April 29, 2008
Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men
Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch
below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which
the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive
than other match-ups.
April 28, 2008
Tomb of Cleopatra and lover to be uncovered
Archaeologists have revealed plans to uncover the 2000 year-old tomb of
ancient Egypt's most famous lovers, Cleopatra and the Roman general Mark
Antony later this year. Until recently access to the tomb has been hindered
because it is under water, but archaeologists plan to drain the site so
they can begin excavation in November.
April 27, 2008
loves the honey bees
We rely on honey bees for one third of our food supply. The fact that
millions of honeybees are dying (Colony Collapse Disorder) can have disastrous
effects not only on flowers and honey but also on food production, including
many of the fruits we hold so dear. See what Häagen-Dazs is doing
April 26, 2008
of Eiffel Tower
A series of photos of the construction of the tower between 1887 and 1889
April 25, 2008
Point & click. The easiest gardening you'll do this year.
April 24, 2008
The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved
intact — inside and out — from the 19th century. It was occupied
for nearly 100 years by the wealthy merchant family, the Treadwells, and
the museum contains their original furniture and personal effects.
April 23, 2008
A series of articles on the undiscovered, yet sadly fast-disappearing
features of Budapest - a city of neon signs, presszó bars, secret
cemeteries, hidden water reservoirs, changing far too swiftly into yet
another homogenous mall-packed European metropolis.
April 22, 2008
On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first
Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog
and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated annually
around the globe.
April 21, 2008
The 2761st birthday of the Eternal City.
April 20, 2008
The year is 1780. In this year European traders will take thousands of
Africans into slavery. This website follows four of those people. On the
next screen you will meet them on board a transatlantic slave ship.
April 19, 2008
Historical Events That Fascinate Us
Since the time of the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago, there
have been many secrets that we today are just beginning to learn about,
or that we still don’t have answers for.
April 18, 2008
In the run-up to the Olympics some opponents of China's regime are boycotting
not just the games but all Chinese products. There have been many boycotts
before, but with its dominance in manufacturing, those vowing not to buy
Chinese face an especially tough challenge.
April 17, 2008
: Civilization & the Jews
Where and how are we to discover the origins of the Jewish people? Until
the 20th century, most people would have replied that one need only open
the Bible and read. The modern inquirer, however, has new information
available drawn from archaeology and recently discovered ancient Near
April 16, 2008
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the
lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal
trials held at London's central criminal court.
April 15, 2008
Questions About the Human Body That Kids Always Ask
Kids are curious about all sorts of concepts and never stop bothering
us with their thought-provoking, and annoying questions. Here are eight
of them about the human body, and how to answer them.
April 14, 2008
: Chicago Transportation Maps
Chicago public transportation online.
April 13, 2008
10 Most Tasty Cuisines in the World
For all the food fanatics out there, traveling is essential, if you want
to taste everything the world has to offer. Here is your guide to the
fascinating, international cuisines.
April 12, 2008
10 Most Ridiculous, Obnoxious, and Just Plain Ugly Celebrity Houses
The ten top most ridiculous, obnoxious, and just plain ugly celebrity
pads around. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what
we think is tacky might seem gorgeous and practical to another beholder…
April 11, 2008
In Transylvania ~ Protecting An Historic Way Of Life
Transylvania, a well-preserved twilight zone of European history -a unique
place in time - is about to slip away.
April 10, 2008
a camera attached to an elephant's trunk captured amazing jungle views
Webcams were attached to four elephants - the photos they took are amazing.
April 9, 2008
old jewelry worth its weight in gold?
Because of rising gold prices, could it be the right time to recycle your
April 8, 2008
caffeine 'protects brain'
Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol
can inflict on the body, research suggests.
April 7, 2008
Hill Garden Park, Sussex, England
Borde Hill is a stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden,
set within over 150 acres of traditional parkland. It captivates and delights
visitors with a series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’,
fine woodland, parkland, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex
April 6, 2008
of Asia - Time Photogallery
While its relative in Africa flourishes, the elephant population of Asia
numbers less than 40,000. Photographer Palani Mohan traveled the length
and breadth of Asian elephant's habitat, covering 11 countries in 6 years.
April 5, 2008
Women And Their Natures At Montacute House
The Tudor and Jacobean women featured in a new portrait exhibition at
Montacute House, Somerset, were no ordinary women. Their interesting biographies
have been researched by MA History of Art students, who have curated the
display in a special collaboration.
April 4, 2008
Celebrities Who Are Scientologists
Ever wonder what celebs follow the teachings of Scientology created by
L. Ron Hubbard? Well wonder no more.
April 3, 2008
This website offers information about, excerpts from, and links to the
work of well over a hundred women writers, dating from ca. 2200 BCE to
the end of the 17th century.
April 2, 2008
The robin's nest
A robin built her nest under my bedroom window, on top of a rose trellis.
April 1, 2008
penguins caught on film
for first time
Camera crews discovered an unusual colony of Adélie penguins
while filming on King George Island, some 750 miles south of the Falkland
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