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- Academy of
Achievement - "extraordinary individuals who have shaped the
Amateur Radio - Leisure and Recreation
American Sign Language Browser
- QuickTime clips are used to demonstrate the
signs for various words in this excellent site from Michigan State
University's Comm Tech Lab. Each sign is also accompanied by a brief verbal
- Annals of
- Antiques & Collectibles Guide
Steam & Gas Engines - engines include Witte, Jaeger, Novo,
Fairbanks Morse, International Harvester, Gray Motor and a Cretors steam
engine. Take your time and explore our world of the Antique Gas and Steam
Engine Collectors, learning about abrasive blasting, magnetos, or buy engines
and parts from the Classified Ads.
Yahoo! - What is Styrofoam made of?
How many people are there in the world? What are some suggested vacation spots
for a family with a 3-year-old? How do worms multiply? Can you suggest any
good sites where I can find new cars? Answers to these burning questions and
- Bad Fads Museum - Divided into four sections: Fashion; Collectibles; Activities; and
Events; each fad is accompanied by a picture and brief text. For the student
of popular culture, this is a fun site about "the fads you wish would stay
forever or (never come back)."
Checkup - Site provides a free,
easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for
older Americans. You take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your
financial situation into an online questionnaire. Then, BenefitsCheckUp
explains what benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for
Ben's Cable Box - How you can hook things up
to it. How to find, and fix your problems
- Biography.com - searchable database of 15,000 names
Business Bureau, The
- Calendar Creator - Create a calendar for an entire year of your
Games - Rules and Related Information.
- Charles Schwab
- CIBER - Michigan
State Univ. - Centre for International Business Education and
- Signature files are a great way to make your e-mail more distinctive. "Like
haiku poems, they're pure expression. They entertain the reader, while saying
a little about you," explains CoolSig, which offers a diverse collection.
- Community College Web
- Consumer Price
everything you know is wrong.
- Elements of
Style by William Strunk, Jr.
European Governments Online - Site offers
access to principal European governmental Websites. For the fifteen EU member
states, the site provides annotated links to the executive branch, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, and sometimes other important national civil service sites,
as well as several unannotated links to other governmental bodies.
- EverythingBlack - EverythingBlack is a directory of more than 1,600
links to information on black history, business, education, entertainment, and
more. Each link is accompanied by a capsule comment about the site. There's
also news especially for people living in some of the largest urban areas in
the U.S., including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C
- First Verified Walk Around the Earth
Flags of all Countries
- Free On-Line
Dictionary of Computing
Frequently Occurring Names in America - from the Census Bureau
- Gallup Organization
Grammar and Style Notes
Buildings Online - from around the world and across history.
- Green Eggs Report - Listing of URLs cited in newsgroup postings
- Guinness World Records - You can browse world records by category
and the Daily WOW, a Flash animated story about a particular world record.
Poll On Line - click in and be
- High-Rise Pages, The - The tallest buildings, skyscrapers, tv-towers,
bridges, churches and other structures from all over the world
Celebrate the brilliance of the rope-tying, chain-wearing, death-defying,
handcuff-sporting man from beyond.
- How Stuff
Works - "How Stuff Works is a great place to come to learn about
how things work in the world around you."
- Inflation Calculator, The - adjusts any given amount of money for
inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 1998.
- Information &
Referral Resource Network, The - lists agencies throughout the
United States that provide a wide variety of human services to the public.
- Interesting Ideas
Braille Wizard, The - a real time braille translator on the
- Invention Convention - "Gateway to the world of inventing."
- Jane's Information
Group - weaponry catalogue
Jargon File, The
- Legendry Lighthouses - This site
explores the history, legends, lore and workings of lighthouses along American
Tricks - amazing tricks with cups,
balls, eggs and other magical stuff.
Marilyn is Wrong! - Herb Weiner, a C++ software engineer, has it in for Marilyn vos
Savant, the all-knowing Parade Magazine columnist. Herb systematically pores
over Marilyn's weekly column, searching for errors or discrepancies, which he
then posts on this impressive vendetta site
Martindale's Reference Desk
- Measure 4 Measure - Sites the do the
work for you
- Mensa Home Page, The
Workout - This quiz is provided for
entertainment purposes only, it is not an IQ test. This score will not qualify
you for Mensa. The questions on the "Mensa Workout" are biased for people
whose primary language is English.
Consortium, The - Medical Informatics
and Decision Science Consortium
Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabets
Morse Code Translator -
translates to and from Morse code, and plays the sounds for you.
- My Hero
- discover real live heroes from around the world
- Notice Company, The - site that helps consumers participate in class action suits, file
complaints, and check for product recalls. The product recall section is
extremely useful for making sure your car, playpens, tools, appliances--and
myriad other products--are safe to use. You can also sign up to receive weekly
notifications of new recalls and class actions.
- Old Farmer's
Online Intelligence Report, The
Opinion Polls -
listing of all major public opinion polls
Parliamentary Procedure - site provides basic
instruction on important topics in Parliamentary Procedure, an opportunity to
ask a real Parliamentarian questions, and a Q&A section.
- Patent Cafe
- Comprehensive site for patent and invention resources. Includes links to
how-to information, patent searching, invention groups, government agencies,
and international inventors.
- Princeton Review,
The - College Test Preparation
- Public Agenda
Online - provides eighteen issue
guides that cover topics such as crime, education, environment, immigration,
social security, and welfare. Each issue guide contains an overview of the
issue, a news digest of recent stories, background data, various perspectives
on the issue, resources for more information, and analyses of related public
opinion drawn from major public opinion polls.
- Pulitzer Prizes
- Rand -
Public policy think-tank
Relocation Salary Calculator
Network, The - directory of reporters, editors, freelance writers
and other news professionals
Row - This dining resource has
listings for over 110,000 restaurants in 7000 cities in 47 countries. It
offers ratings, customer reviews, menus, photos, maps, and driving directions.
Reservations can be made online.
- Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey - the greatest
Rules of Order -Official Web Site
- Roller Coasters
- Encyclopedia Britannica Presents: Inventing the Scream Machine
- Rulers -
Large listing of heads of state
- Seeing Eye, The - site of a New Jersey guide dog school founded in 1929. The site
includes a database of dog guide laws in Canada and the US, full-text books
and articles about seeing eye dogs, and canine care guidelines from the Seeing
Eye school's veterinarian.
- Semaphore Flag Signalling System
America's Newspaper Correction Connection - pointers to correction
policies in print and electronic news media, while highlighting current
notable slips of the reporter's pen.
- Sunsite Picture Archive
- Tripod -
"Tools for Living"
Currency Converter, The
Shipping Calculator - site calculates the cost of shipping your
packages nationwide and worldwide from the United States. To calculate, enter
the zip code of the origin, the destination, and the weight and dimensions of
- U.S. Mint - The U.S. Mint celebrates the American Numismatics Association's
observation of National Coin Week. Including a new, more-interactive home page
design highlighting the agency's 50 State Quarters Program.
National Debt Clock
Vintage Calculators - history of calculating
devices beginning 5000 years ago with the abacus and continuing to the
invention of the electronic calculator. Includes a drawing or photo of each
device along with an explanation of how it works and who invented it.
- Useless Facts
- "Useless information at your fingertips."
Hospital - University of Iowa
- World's Most
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