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.
A listing of the 41 states in the United States which have officially
designated State Insects.
June 24, 2008
They will send you something,
an item selected randomly among many things from their inventory, for
$10 (free shipping in the US) and you will find out what your something
is when you receive it.
June 23, 2008
Weirdest Wedding Customs
All over the world, people practice numerous wedding customs that have been
passed on through many generations. Although each has a long history of
meaning and significance, many just seem strange and out of place in today's
100 Oldest Companies in the World
These firms can surely state that they managed to outlast governments,
nations and cities. But most importantly these family businesses outlasted
once mighty transnational corporations.
June 19, 2008
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Long Island's Gold Coast - Ruins and Remnants
Gone by way of the bulldozer or catastrophe, most of these lost estates have been totally erased from the landscape, replaced by housing developments. However, some have managed to leave behind a few reminders of their existence. Remnants of a long lost time, most unnoticed, yet still evidence of the grandeur that once was.
June 16, 2008
The Fortunate 50 Sports Illustrated ranking of the 50 highest-earning athletes in the U.S.
Gas Prices - MSN
Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation. Enter your zip code for local bargains.
June 11, 2008
Obama Chicago Mansion Birdseye
The home of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as seen Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in Chicago. Obama currently resides in Hyde Park, a prominent neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that has a history of influential residents. In many ways, the Democratic presidential candidate is the epitome of the place he calls home: a mix of black and white who are wealthy, well educated and liberal leaning. (via)
Also: About Obama
Read articles, watch video, and visit links from Chicago Magazine.
Six Diseases You Don’t Want
you ever heard of
Maple Syrup Urine Disease,
Exploding Head Syndrome,
Jumping Frenchmen of Maine Disorder,
Fatal Familial Insomnia,
Koro Syndrome or
June 8, 2008
the price of beer anywhere in the world
Pint Price is a database of World Beer Prices. Use this site to find the best watering nation. Pint Price has also been described as an important economic iindicator ... You can add to the database.
Bonds Have More Fun
No James Bond movie is complete without the Girl (or, sometimes, Girls). Be they deadly, deceitful, devoted, or—rarely—demure, they are always memorable.
June 5, 2008
Vanderbilt Estates in the Gilded Age
This map displays the locations of estates in the United States that were built by and/or owned by members of the Vanderbilt Family during the years 1860 - 1931, the period known as the Gilded Age.
June 4, 2008
‘People foods’ that
can kill your pet
In 2007, the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center received more than 130,000
calls. Most cases of animal poisoning were caused by common human foods
and household items.
June 3, 2008
Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), Russian court jeweler to Tsar
Alexander III and his consort, Marie Fedorovna, and to Tsar Nicholas
II and Alexandra Fedorovna, created Easter eggs and objets d’art from
1885-1918. It is estimated the House of Fabergé in St. Petersburg
and other Russian cities, with a sales branch in London, created some
250,000 decorative objects.
June 2, 2008
Moss Acres is the one stop resource for gardening
June 1, 2008
Possibly to probably the best site on the Web for free, funny ecards. We
have greeting cards for every occasion - from important to utterly pointless.