March 5, 1999
The Spud Gun Technology Center
A potato can be a very dangerous vegetable - especially when it's
transformed into a spud gun. These starchy weapons are pretty easy to
construct out of household materials. This site shows you how to build
your very own spud gun, complete with a fuel injection system.
Armour Fresh Pork
Pork chops sure have a lot of personality. Just check the Armour Fresh
Pork site for the proof. The site's kids section has an interactive
coloring book and online postcards
complete with a dancing pork chop cartoon character.
Space Age Pop Music Standards
If you're tired of listening to the same old music, try tuning in to
Space Age Pop Music Standards. This site is your guide to an unusual
music genre. Learn about the top ten Space Age Pop Music records, such
as Ritual of the Savage by Les Baxter, Exotica by Martin Denny and
Latin-esque by Juan Garcia Esquivel. This guide also has other sections
you need to read to be a space age expert, like Oddball Instrumentalists
and Perdurable Percussion Platters.
Ye Olde English Sayings
Do you know where commonly used phrases like "giving someone the cold
"getting a square meal" comes from? On the Ye Olde English Sayings site
you'll find out interesting facts behind the phrases. For example, the
phrase "a frog in your throat" comes from medieval physicians who believed
that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on
the throat of the patient. The frog was placed in the mouth of the
sufferer and remained there until the physician decided that the
treatment was complete. You might be surprised where the saying "saving
face" comes from.
Remeber Corey Feldman? He was one of those teen actors in the '80s who
gained stardom with roles in such movies as The Goonies and The Lost Boys.
he disappeared from the limelight almost as quickly as he appeared. Check
fan site for information on what he's up to now. The best section to
visit has to be the
photo album, where Corey shows off his '80s fashion sense.
You might be 30 years old but act like a 60-year-old due to your
behavior and unhealthly habits. On the Real Age site, take a survey to
see if you are acting your age, and get information on how to feel and
look younger! Apparently, some key tricks for taking years
off your age include flossing every day and taking vitamin E.
Science Frontiers Digest of Scientific Anomalies
If you wish you could research topics seen on The X-Files, then this
magazine is for you. Science Frontiers Digest of Scientific Anomalies
archives reports of unusual incidents in archaeology, astronomy,
geophysics, mathematics, psychology and physics.
Sometimes the first impression people have of you comes after they hear your
name for the first time. Often, the more unusual the name, the more
that people may consider you to be a creative, interesting person. So if you
know someone who's looking for an unusual name for his or her baby, go
to this site. The names here are listed in alphabetical order by
gender with their pronounciations and meanings. Perhaps a parent-to-be
would like to name her girl Barika, which is Swahili for "bloom."
Or for a boy, the name Keefe is Gaelic for "lovable and handsome."
Look up your own name to see what it means.