December 30, 2004

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Check out the UK's National electronic Library for Health. Looks
simple but you can get lost in the complexity of this one.

You don't want to miss the Internet Archive.

Explore the Internet world of the BBC

Begin learning about the European Union at - where else?
- their home page
Looking for the top 100 queries on the Internet today? Look no further: here's WordTracker

Take a look at Yahoo's Buzz Index

Check out Lycos' Daily Top 50

For a weekly survey of top queries, check out Google's Zeitgeist

Here's something interesting: a site that helps you put together searches. It's called NoodleQuest.
Just answer a few questions about your research topic and NoodleQuest will reveal and explain some of the best search strategies you can use.

I can't plug the Astronomy Picture of the Day site often enough.
You gotta love it.
SolStation gives details on nearby stars. The site also has 3D star maps, invaluable

should you get lost within 50 light years of Earth.
I need more power, Scotty!
Take a tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum

If you like maps, like I like maps, then you have to check out the U.S. Geological Service National Map Viewer.

If you prefer your wisdom from Rock 'n Roll, then check out Song Quotes
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire. - Jerry Lee Lewis, Great Balls Of Fire has 30,000 images from sex to flyingmachines.
This site brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into SCIENCE and CULTURE.
Do check it out

Virginia Tech has a huge database of images, you'll want to bookmark

December 25, 2004

The Department of Education Free Resources website has a bunch of stuff on Christmas Day, American style.

And check out How Stuff Works for more on the subject.

Merry ChristmaKwanzaHannukah!

December 07, 2004

Here's a quotations and proverbs search from FaganFinder that attempts to collect the largest sources of quotations and related items (proverbs, sayings, maxims, amorphisms, slogans, cliches, etc).
How to search the Internet, from UC Berkeley...
And that's only the beginning

Here's more

And more: HomeTownLocator gazetteer: Census Data

Looking for your ancestors?
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

The BBC Motion Gallery provides access to thousands of shots from the vast and diverse archives of the BBC and CBS News. Spanning over 70 years, BBC content encompasses more than 300,000 hours of footage.

Check out the Astronomy resources at the Space Telescope Science Institute

The goal of the visual sourcebook of Chinese civilization is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society. To help keep the chronology and geography straight, the designers have included many maps and a timeline.
There's a bunch of information on the Founding Fathers, and their wives, at

FDR and Eisenhower planned D-day on
the USS Sequoia
Posted by Hello

The Sequoia Presidential Yacht is a meticulously restored, 104-foot, 1925 Trumpy-designed yacht that has served Presidents since Herbert Hoover. The yacht is a national historic landmark that is available for exclusive charters in Washington, D.C. (when it is not used by the President or Vice President)

December 06, 2004

Answer the Homophone, will you?

Worried about "not cutting the muster," or "selling or keeping highbred wolves," or "suffering in a Third World penile system"?

You may have been victimized by a homophone. James J. Kilpatrick explains it all to you.

December 03, 2004

Lenore Skenazy weighs in on automated bathrooms, in an article entitled I prefer my plumbing dumb
Why am I standing at the sink in a public bathroom, waving? Do I think I recognize the sink? Am I that desperate for company? Or am I simply attempting to wash my hands?
Hint: I don't like them, either

December 02, 2004

Before Posted by Hello

In a photo provided by surgeon Dr. Carl P. Valenziano, chairman of surgery at Liberty Health Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, N.J., Tirso Furcal shows an extra finger on his right hand in Furcal's village Brisas de los Palemeras, Dominican Republic in June 2004. Furcal, who was born with the sixth finger, as well as an extra toe on each foot, had them removed by Valenziano in an operation Nov. 11, 2004, at Jersey City Medical Center. (AP Photo/Carl Valenziano)

After Posted by Hello

Tirso Furcal holds up his hands in the office of Dr. Carl P. Valenziano, on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004. The operation was performed free of charge. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)