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Soundory—Free Online Game
There are 20 cards. Click on a card to listen to a clip of music. Repeat. And
see how quickly you can find all the musical pairs. Take a couple of minutes to
try this fun audio memory game. And then a couple more to try to get better.
Try it before you
Thinking of buying a new cell phone or smart phone? Then you might want to stop
at TryPhone first. This unique interactive site lets you test drive mobile
devices (actually pressing buttons and selecting menus) as well as watch demos.
It's pretty cool.
Try it now...
Here's a great astronomy site for both astronomy buffs and those of us who just
like to see amazing images of comets, galaxies, nebula, and more. Click into the
Astro Photo or The Collection sections for images. There's also news, a forum
and a blog. So many stars...
Want to save money on your prescription drugs? Medtipster is an easy-to-use
search tool that helps you find prescription drugs at discount generic programs
in your area (just enter your area code). Many for as little as $4. You can also
find local pharmacies that do immunizations and health screenings.
Super fast news
Want the news? Fast? This text-only version (no images at all) of the NPR site
loads really fast, even on a dial-up connection. Click into the site by Topics
(News, Politics, Health, etc) or by the names of programs. You'll get the option
to read or listen to the stories.Dial up that news...
Words, words, words
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a picture of a
word worth? Let the philosophers debate while you peruse the many street
signs, shop signs, traffic directions, and other word-photos this site
spells out.Picture a hyperlink
America’s first national park, Yellowstone, is as magnificent today as
when you were a kid. Never been? Then you owe it to yourself—this site
provides quick links to lodging, guided tours, park history, and
anything else needed for a great summer trip."Old Faithful" jokes never get old
Along with contemplating the infinite universe, most of us have at some
point wondered where the heck the cat wanders off to all day (or week).
An industrious German fellow created a wearable “CatCam” to find out.
The resulting photos capture an almost sublime feline reality.No litter-box views, we promise
Fruits & Veggies
We all know we should eat more of the green and leafy stuff, but how do
you go about it when the only snack you can make is Pringles? This site
provides know-how on shopping for and preparing healthful meals using
the stuff of mother earth.Does ketchup count?
History of the Button
what's this one do?
No shirt buttons here—leave that to grandma. This site revels in the
push-button as America’s ever-evolving icon of instant gratification.
Find out who invented the first TV remote in 1956—the “Space Commander
200”—with photos and more!Push "frappe"—it's smooth!
Run the Planet
Don't forget to stretch
A wealth of information for runners, joggers, and walkers. If you're
traveling and need to find a path for your morning jog, want some tips
on a buying a good treadmill, or maybe you're looking for a new 10K
run—find it here, plus training tips and more.Runner's high in the Himalayas...
Space Tourism Society
the window seat!
Can't you just picture it: You're lounging on the veranda of your hotel
room, cool cocktail in hand—and serenely overlooking the moons of
Jupiter. Sounds nutty, too far in the future? These folks don't think
so. Now you can really get away from it all!Book passage now!
Fast Food Calorie Counter
fries have how much?!
Sure, we all do it. Late for work, short lunch with errands, or you just
had to satisfy that triple-patty craving. The rationalizations run into
the millions. And, sadly, so do some of the calories.
Car Buying Tips
This is the kind of information and guidance you can't get enough of.
Never mind the obstacle of sleazy used car salesmen, buying any kind of
car today is a complicated process. Emissions, hybrids, payment
structures...cup holders.Oh, and kick the tires
Even everyday people with triple-digit IQs sometimes have difficulty
navigating the weird verbiage that comes with computing and surfing the
Net. It's not cheating—it's getting educated. Check out this easy-to-use
parts of the world unknown
Check out amazing satellite images of ancient cities ruins under oceans,
forgotten irrigation systems from ages past—as well as stuff that
scientists just don't know what on earth it is. Only that it is in fact
on earth.I can see my house from here!
Self-portrait icon maker
Now you can be your own Picasso. With this easy-to-use site, simply
choose from a vast selection of features to recreate your own likeness.
Or create a whole new you! Save and place it anywhere—your Web site,
email, etc.I'm ready for my close-up!
you fit in the rainbow?
Take this five-minute personality test by simply choosing colors. No
brain-busting questions, ink blot tests or essays, just colors. You just
might be amazed at the results.XOXOXO!
Best Paper Airplanes
and watch 'em soar!
Kids from 4 to 104 can follow these easy instructions on making a whole
fleet of different kinds of paper airplanes. Some of them are even
flying origami! All you need is some paper, a cool breeze, and a smile.Ready for take-off!
International Jugglers' Assoc.
catch with yourself!
There are two kinds of people: Those who juggle, and those who wish they
could. No matter which camp you're in, this site brings you all things
juggling—how-to lessons, events & festivals, history, lots of photos,
and more!Come defy gravity!
have a good feeling about this!
For the Star Wars junky—it's all Star Wars, all the time. Like to
collect classic action figures? Rare books, magazines, comic books?
Toys, photos, and all kinds of paraphernalia from a galaxy far, far
away? It's all here, and then some!Light speed!
in the house!
Turn your computer into a rave! Interactive Flash animation that let's
you be the DJ, the rapper, the crowd, the light designer—you name it!
There's also a selection for just Old School scratching. Too cool...Get on the mike!
Call it a challenge to the imagination. Or a triumph of imagination!
Best yet, just call it Internet Performance Art. Oh, never mind naming
it—some things you've just got to experience for yourself...
We're not in Kansas anymore
It's Forbes.com annual list of the 100 hottest, most powerful
celebrities and athletes. Learn all about their comings & goings,
earnings, and works in progress. Go on, indulge in your guilty pleasure,
and see if you can guess who's on top!Who's on the red carpet?
get in shape!
The world-renowned Mayo Clinic has assembled a cache of helpful articles
and tips on starting your own fitness program. Also included are
valuable tools like BMI calculator, calorie counter, as well as a vast
database on drugs and supplements.Work those abs!
Running and Walking Routes
one in your neighborhood!
Whether you're training for a marathon or just want a scenic walk around
the block, USA Track & Field offers the largest searchable database of
routes across the country. Find a route, map it, measure distances, or
share your own favorite stretch of sidewalk.
Run, Forrest! Run!
that song again?
Can't get that tune out of your head? Tune in to the Open Music
Encyclopedia—a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes,
melodies, and musical themes. Search by phrases, rhythms, notes you can
play on a virtual keyboard—or whistle a melody right into your computer!
Name that tune
The Sleep Foundation
some quality zzz's
Why are you ready for a nap by 3 in the afternoon? And how much sleep do
you need, anyway? This creative, informative site from the National
Sleep Foundation keeps you awake with great resources about sleeping and
A better sleep awaits…
Digital Photography School
All you budding shutterbugs out there—get your trigger fingers ready! At
Digital Photography School, you'll find easy-to-understand, easily
applicable tips and lessons to improve your digital photos.
your inner Zidane
Now you, too, can live out soccer player Zinedine Zidane's moment of
madness at the World Cup—the head-butt heard 'round the world! Just use
your cursor to discover how many Marco Materazzis you can knock down.
It's FREE!Use your head
your home from space!
Get a bird's eye view of your house or any other familiar spot: your
child's school, your favorite restaurant—even Yosemite Falls. From a
database of recent and historic satellite images, TerraServerUSA
lets you zoom in on any U.S. location by street address or
Get a stellar view now!
your manners on the Web
Have you ever been rude online? You may not know for sure unless
you're well-versed in online netiquette. Proper manners aren't just
for Sunday dinners, courtesy is also important on the
Internet—especially if you do business online or by email. Brush up
on proper netiquette and be a part of the solution.Click here, please.
and images from our past
Once upon a time, North America was new to European settlers, but
old-as-the-hills to the Native Americans already there. Read these
eyewitness accounts from various points-of-view: colonists in the
midst of exploration, settlers from the east, and the natives who
encountered them. This balanced site contains images of more than
3,000 original documents.Journey there now!
Consumer rights for drivers
Did you pick a good car? Are there manufacturer recalls or customer
complaints from your model-year? myCarStats.com gives you the
answers and empowers you to negotiate with dealers or speak with
mechanics about malfunctions and problems that may be common to your
car. Free to use, but registration is required to read the full
reports.Search for recalls now!
SLOOH Live Spaceshow
Astronomy for everyone!
Take control of a huge telescope on the Canary Islands to view the
stars. You can participate in group missions to examine everything
from nearby planets to distant galaxies. You can even schedule a
solo show where YOU control the telescope through the Internet.
Registration is required, but you can give it a test drive with a
free 7-night trial.Be the telescope!
Web Weather For Kids
Hurricanes, blizzards, and more!
Got weather? Learn how clouds are formed. Get tips on Hurricane
safety. Make fog in a jar! This kid-friendly site is filled with
games, activities, and educational information that will turn
little Samantha into an expert meteorologist!Forecast calls for clicking!
Find Your Spot
Where should you live?
Take this FREE online quiz and discover which U.S. cities are
the best fit for your lifestyle. It takes about five minutes to
answer all of the questions. The results may surprise you! Free
registration is required.Start the quiz!
The Nine Planets
Take a tour of the Solar System
Our solar system is huge! Even the ancient Romans had ideas
about the planets dancing around above us. Get to know all nine
planets from a scientific and historical perspective. View
pictures and immerse yourself in the romance of the heavens.Visit our planetary neighbors.
The Papier Mache Resource
Fun with gooey paper
Ah, the delicate art of papier mache (paper mache to us
Americans). It's not just for science-fair volcanoes. Learn to
make beautiful figurines and sculptures that will surprise even
hardened art critics. Check out some incredible creations.
There's even a burgeoning online community.Mache
Selling the world—1 thing at a time
Woot sells one thing a day, at a discount. Usually something
techy/gadgety. Speakers. Video cards. Whatever. Sales start at
midnight. Once they're sold out, they're done for the day. So
get their early or you'll miss out! The next day, there's
something else for sale. Remarkably simple and amazingly cool.Woot me, Baby!