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Expressions of our American Ancestors. A place to record those phrases that have been passed down through the generations in your family. Some of my family favorites: "You're not going anywhere with that attitude, Mister!" "Do you think money grows on trees?" "Take the cat out of the microwave this minute!"
Annals of Improbable Research
Reports of unusual research and improbable happenings
A tongue-in-cheek look at computers. The spirit of this site is best captured by its logo, "Computers never make mistakes."
Big-Eyed Art Identification Guide
Before you humiliate yourself by confusing a Keane with a Gig or -- heaven forbid -- a Franca with an Eve, get a crash course in the subtle and life-altering realm of big-eyed art at the Big Eye Art Identification Guide.
Bureau of Missing Socks
An organization devoted to solving the mystery of missing single socks
CReAte Your Own Newspaper. Need I say more?
Remember that goofy-looking doofus-weenie in high school that you probably poked fun at? Today he's probably a dot-com billionaire and you're sitting there with your mouse in your hand. Where's the justice? Find your high school here and catch up with old friends, reunion news, and other related events.
Heralded as "the most comprehensive and easily navigated reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet." Browse sites by category or by geographical region.
The ultimate resource for where notable people are buried -- if such a resource is necessary. Search by name, location, or claim to fame.
How to Keep an Idiot Busy
A classic! Trust me on this one.
Internet Archives: The Wayback Machine
The Internet Archive, called the Wayback Machine, has archived 10 billion pages of Web content dating all the way back to the "good old days" of 1996. If you'd like to see how your Web site or some other Web site looked in the earlier years of the Internet, they're only a couple of clicks away.
Misunderstood Song Lyrics
If you thought the "I like smoke and lightning" line of Steppinwolf's "Born to be Wild," was "I like smokin' ice cream," then you're born to be wild about this site. Thousands of bungled lyrics!
Museum of Bad Art
If paintings of Elvis on black velvet and dogs playing poker tickle your artistic fancy, this is the site for you!
Create a free, private, online gathering place for your entire family. E-mail, chat, a family events calendar, photo album, bulletin board, and more.
How do you determine if you're addicted to the Internet? Once you check in, you'll visit several levels for your self-diagnosis. Begin at "You know you're hooked on the Internet if..." and progress (or degenerate) incrementally to "You might as well just install a phone jack directly into your jugular vein if..."
Oracle of Kevin Bacon
The online version of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game in which you link Bacon in six steps or less to any -- and I do mean any -- actor in the world.
A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forwards as it does backwards. "You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't swallow a cage, can you?" Get it?
Converts a telephone number into all combinations of the associated letters on the phone keypad, and vice versa. Call me at 1-800-GETALIFE.
This site is devoted to puzzles, board and logic games, skill contests and trivia as well as related books and software for recreation and K-12 education. You'll find crosswords, riddles and word puzzles, logic and strategy as well as board games.
The most comprehensive index of movie and television scripts available on the Internet. Testimonials abound: "When I'm looking for something to steal, I go straight to Scripts-O-Rama." Joe Bob Briggs.
Did Martha Stewart try to run down her neighbor's gardener in a car? Did Elvis label the Beatles as "nefarious liberal Hollywood influences?" What sort of bizarre demands does Michael Bolton make on his roadies? The answers to these life-altering questions and more can be found at this site.
Are you feeling a little down? Need a little pick-me-up? How about throwing yourself down a flight of stairs to put a little zing back in your life? Technique is everything, so don't try stair diving without doing your homework first. At this site you’ll find movies and pictures of stair-diving expert Eddie Vanslambrouck (which is German for “I must have lost my mind”), plus instructions how to successfully navigate your way head-first into to the basement.
None of your ordinary tongue twisters like "Which witch wished which wicked wish?" Child's play! Here you'll find links to tongue-twister sites galore, from "Betty Batter had some butter..." to that Farsi classic, "Ruye rune marde Lore mu dore." I've been guffawing for days over that one!
Unlike solitaire, testing your skills at trivia increases your intelligence and awareness. At least that's the theory. Oh, sure it's mostly of useless bits of info, but it is kind of fun. Trivia World invites you to test your skills on a variety of topics. Quick: Who played Tarzan in the TV series of the 70`s?
U.S. Naval Observatory Clock
A wonderfully high-tech way to set your watch! The other geeks will eat their hearts out.
U.S. Speed Traps
Searchable by state. "One Adam-12...One Adam-12..."
Urban Legends Debunker
Was Walt Disney really frozen for future resurrection? Is Bill Gates really giving away his money if you forward an email message? When it comes to Urban Legends, Snopes has 'em on the ropes.
Vanity License Plates
Helpful hints with what to say and how to say it in just six to eight letters. More than 1,000 actual vanity plates.
Where information meets the weird. Unusual, bizarre, and weird stories culled from news reporters, newsgroup postings, and other Internet resources.
Web Pages That Suck
This charmingly titled site, courtesy of Stanford University, teaches good Web page design by showcasing examples of poorly-designed pages. Just hope your home page isn't here.
What's the Meaning of This?
Find definitions and origins of phrases such as "In the limelight," or "Keep a stiff upper lip." You can also submit a phrase for definition.