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This urban legend reference guide addresses the origins of Santa.
Metacritic's mission is to help you make an informed decision about how to spend your money on entertainment.
What began as a simple idea back in the summer of 1999--to both provide access to and summarize the vast amount of entertainment criticism available online--has evolved into one of the Web's best resources for critical information about film, video, music, games, books and television.
Woogle | Words in Pictures
Woogle is a search toy based on the ever popular Google Image Search. It creates image messages out of the words in the phrase you entered. The URLs are obfuscated so that you can pass them to your friends without them being able to read the message till they view the page. We hope you enjoy passing cryptic image messages!
The National Whistleblower Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt, educational and advocacy organization dedicated to helping whistleblowers. Since 1988, the Center has used whistleblowers' disclosures to improve environmental protection, nuclear safety, and government and corporate accountability.
Founded in 2000, Gigablast was created to index up to 200 Billion pages with the least amount of hardware possible.
This site provides profile information on cities around the world. Data provided includes key matters like demographics, crime, weather, hospitals, schools, media outlets, airports, businesses, housing, and additional interesting features like satellite photographs, user-submitted facts, comparisons to state averages, and more. Users can browse or search by city name.
The Restless Sleep
Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad. A discussion group and information resource for cold cases (unsolved homicides), run by Stacy Horn, author of The Restless Sleep.
Public records search engine.
United States Department of Justice
Watch free online TV stations from all over the world. Beeline TV provides a selection of the best broadband internet television stations.
Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true.
"Man who catch flies with chopsticks can accomplish anything!"
T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. stands for Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations. T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. is a series of experiments conducted during finals week, 1995, at Rice University. The tests were designed to determine the properties of that incredible food, the Twinkie.
Watching Justice is a non-partisan, watchdog website that monitors the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), offering regularly updated and comprehensive information to the public about how the DOJ administers justice in America. The DOJ plays a significant and singular role in shaping and enforcing the nation's policies through litigation, regulation, investigation, and implementation of laws. Watching Justice's mission is to keep a vigilant and long-term eye on Americans' fundamental rights and liberties by providing a forum for analysis, praise, and criticism of the department's actions. Watching Justice also monitors those offices in the Department of Homeland Security that were previously based in the DOJ.
Restricted Collections at the Library of Congress
The Manuscript Collection at the Library of Congress houses many rare, often unique collections of documents. For various reasons — including privacy, copyright, and classification — around 200 of these collections (or portions thereof) are restricted. In some cases, this means that the researcher must get specific permission or sign a legal form before viewing; others collections can be viewed but not photocopied or even quoted; in others cases, no one is allowed to view a collection under any circumstances.
Everyday Mysteries — Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to many of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, you will be introduced you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology.
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
The latest information, including earthquake swarm information, USGS Advisory Notices, visitor access information, hiking trails and camping information.
Want to check up on yourself? FutureMe.org will send you an email with whatever text you want at some future date. So you can remind yourself not to eat that chocolate bar or to start studying for that test or whatever.
Thinking about detectives in general makes most people's minds wander to thoughts of those rugged personages of television dramas or to the world of literature, with a lot of mucking about in dark alleyways or the sordid world of upper-crust intrigue and deception. PBS has elected to turn that perception on its head with its new program, History Detectives.
The #1 A to Z of the 60s, 70s, & 80s.
Grand Canyon — The Hidden Secrets
Explore the Grand Canyon online. Check out the interactive map, photos, wallpapers, and brain teasers for the kids.
Natural Disaster Reference Database
The Natural Disaster Reference Database (NDRD) is a bibliographic database on research, programs, and results which relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitgation. The NDRD was compiled and abstracted from articles published from 1981 though January 2000. Major sources for the contents of this database were the NASA RECON and ISI Current Contents databases. This database focuses on the nexus of hazards and satellite remote sensing as well as models and process studies through which these can be brought together.
Today's top policy news clippings. A service of State Legislatures magazine.
A Global Directory of Soccer Bars and Pubs
Whether you are in the United States or Bosnia Herzegovina, you can search this site for local soccer bars where you can enjoy a beer or two while watching a live game.
Yoga Kitty Videos
For the first time in the history of the planet, ancient yogic secrets of healing energy are available to all, regardless of social status, income, religion, age, sex, or species.
WaterCar, Inc. is pleased to share the thrill and excitement of driving vehicles at high speed in the water.
Topix.net was founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet. With thousands of news sources continually releasing stories twenty-four hours a day, finding relevant news can often be a time consuming task. For complete coverage, users are forced to visit many different sites and sift through a variety of stories that may or may not be relevant to them. Topix.net alleviates this problem by creating thousands of topically driven, specific news web pages and populating each of those pages with only news about that particular topic. So, whether you are interested in finding all the news about your community, or your company or industry or perhaps even your favorite team or celebrity, Topix.net provides an intuitive, easy way to find the targeted news that is relevant to you.
Judge Revises Sealing Order in Controversial Patriot Act Challenge
A federal judge today revised a strict sealing order in a challenge to the Patriot Act's expanded "National Security Letter" power filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Recall is a search engine at the Internet Archive that indexes the text of over 11 billion pages.
National Budget Simulation
This simple simulation should give you a better feel of the trade-offs which policy makers need to make in creating federal budgets and dealing with deficits.
Use the location search (on your home address) to find those who live near you that have made presidential campaign contributions. You can also search for friends or celebrities by name.
Obscure Store & Reading Room
Normal people doing strange things.
Games We Play
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections investigates the evolution of games since 1800 through PASTIMES AND PARADIGMS : GAMES WE PLAY. The exhibition includes a wide variety of antique and contemporary games, as well as rare books on rules, strategies, and recreation. Featured items include early nineteenth-century geographical board games; a Civil War game; suffrage games that garnered support in the battle for women's votes; a vintage Monopoly game (the subject of Cornell President Jeffrey Lehman's first book); gambling punchboards; and a selection of games inspired by television programming. Although they differ in design and presentation, they share a single message: the game is the medium.
A co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society.
In January 2001, Aljazeera.net (Arabic) was launched as the first mainstream Arabic news site and in no time, it rose to the top of the Arab media. In 2002, Aljazeera.net (Arabic) received more than 811 million impressions and 161 million visits.
Campaigns That Have Made A Difference
For more than 60 years, the Ad Council has developed hundreds of public service advertising campaigns. The selected campaigns described are more than memorable -- they have made a measurable difference in our society. From "Loose Lips Sink Ships" in 1942 to "I am an American" in 2001, these PSAs prove the tremendous impact of public service advertising in America.
Search Engine Milestones for January 2004
Notable news and announcements from the web search world during the past month.
Banished Words List: Complete List
Lake Superior State University issued its 28th annual 'extreme' List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, which the world needs 'now, more than ever.' LSSU has been compiling the list since 1976, choosing from nominations sent from around the world. This year, words and phrases were pulled from a record 3,000 nominations.
Election Reform 2004: What's Changed, What Hasn't, and Why
electionline.org's third annual report seeks to give readers a national overview of the scope and progress of changes to elections around the country.
The Tech Word Spy
The Tech Word Spy website is a lexicon of technical terms. The terms tend to focus more on Windows and HTML technology.
An always-timely compilation of the most fun, weird, and wonderful world of press releases found on the wires every day.
BNA Corporate Law & Business Professional Information Center
This site provides a regularly updated sample of news, analysis, and source materials found in BNA products designed for corporate and business lawyers, as well as government affairs professionals. Legal specialties covered on the site include antitrust, securities, international trade, and banking regulation.
How Much Information 2003?
This study is an attempt to estimate how much new information is created each year. Newly created information is distributed in four storage media - print, film, magnetic, and optical - and seen or heard in four information flows - telephone, radio and TV, and the Internet. This study of information storage and flows analyzes the year 2002.