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:
May 31, 2008
a Calorie Counter
a Calorie Counter allows you to search the USDA food nutrition database
in the quickest and easiest format it has ever been made available in.
A search of any food will bring up the full nutrition facts for that
food such as calories, protein, carbs, fat, sugar, cholesterol, sodium,
vitamins, and much more.
5 Memorable White House Weddings
Historians reckon there have been about 30 major weddings at the White
House. And of the 23 presidential offspring married while their father
was in office (Jenna Bush included), nine tied the knot at 1600 Pennsylvania
May 24, 2008
Remains of the Day
Artisans of a kind of realized life-after-death, taxidermists are perpetually
at work on an elegy: for the animal, for the natural world, and for
a craft threatened by economic instability.
50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen
You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were.
May 21, 2008
Sonata for three
How composer Ralph Vaughan Williams shared his bedroom with a mistress 40 years his junior... and his wife
Romani Gypsies - A photo mythology
Living in almost all countries across the world, the Romani are truly an international people; the Roma are the only people society living without a homeland. The Romani wander because they have nowhere to settle and when they settle they are forced out so they wander.
29 Side Effects Of Foods
Do you know that the food we eat may cause side effects - something that is usually attributed to medications or medical procedures? And we are not talking about spoiled or low quality food. Freshly harvested or just cooked food may also cause side effects, some are serious, some are just disturbing, and some may put you into embarrassing situation.
May 17, 2008
The Notorious Affair of Mrs. Reynolds
The first US political sex scandal - the classic story in America of adultery followed by blackmail. It led to a quarrel and a near duel involving three of the country’s leading statesmen.
Confederates in Brazil
Discover why Confederates migrated to Brazil after the Civil War and meet their descendants six generations later. The members of this tight-knit group have became Brazilians, but without losing some of that Dixie character.
May 14, 2008
Does America Have a Prescription Drug Problem?
Half of all Americans take prescription medications. Eighty one percent take some type of pill. 100,000 die every year from a prescription med that they either didn't need or that was not properly prescribed. What is going on here?
May 13, 2008
Sergeant Stubby, a Bull Terrier mix, is the single most decorated dog
in U.S. history.
May 12, 2008
Arkaim: Ancient Aryan Civilization
Scientists have discovered mysterious circles on the area of the ancient Russian town of Arkaim, they achieved incredible technological progress 40 centuries ago
This is a handy resource - a simple website to view or print out calendars by month or year with holidays selected or unselected.
May 7, 2008
16 Abandoned & Decaying Hotels From Around The World
Around the world stand empty hotels that symbolise the loss of prosperity and the death of dreams. Lavish resorts and small hotels which were once filled with life and activity are now abandoned and filled only with decay.
May 6, 2008
the Great's "Crown," Shield Discovered?
An ancient Greek tomb
thought to have held the body of Alexander the Great's father is actually
that of Alexander's half brother, researchers say.This may mean that some
of the artifacts found in the tomb—including
a helmet, shield, and silver "crown"—originally belonged to Alexander
the Great himself.
May 5, 2008
Tour of Old Mexico
German photographer Hugo Brehme is considered one of
the outstanding photographers of Mexico. He was born in Germany
in 1882 and died in Mexico in 1954. For over 40 years Brehme celebrated
Mexico's natural beauty in his scenic landscapes.
May 4, 2008
Darlington Family Photographs
The Darlington Family online collection contains 155 photographs taken
by Edith Dennison Darlington Ammon and her brother, O'Hara Darlington,
from 1885 through 1888. Photographs contained within the five albums
document family, friends, leisure activities, and the artistic approach
to photography that both Edith and O'Hara shared.
The Canals of Venice, Los Angeles
Orginally called Venice of America, the Venice district
of Los Angeles was founded on July 4th, 1905
by local developer Abbot
Kinney who had numerous canals dug
as a tribute to the orginal Venice, Italy and also as a way drain the
marshes to aid in developing the area.
Birth of "Venice of America" (1890-1906)
In the 1890’s, one man’s dream of a renaissance resort and
amusement park transformed a deteriorating marshland west of Los Angeles,
California, into the "Coney Island of the Pacific". Despite disbelief and
opposition, the dreams of Abbot Kinney materialized in grand style.
May 1, 2008
What Does a President Really Do All Day?
If you had to put together the Help Wanted ad for the position of chief
executive, what would you write? Something like: "CEO needed to supervise
3 million employees. Must be at least 35, native-born, willing to work
at home. Spectacular public failures likely."