March 12, 1999
If you've heard of the Hamster Dance site, now's your chance to
rid yourself of the happy rodents with Hamster Blast. Simply put,
you blow up the dancing varmints in mid-song.
Mark Ryden's art mixes images of sad, large-headed children with
pop culture themes. Think of him as the Walter Keane for the '90s.
His portraits of Leonardo DiCaprio and Christina Ricci are truly
Meltdown at Three Mile Island
In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, a pressure valve malfunction
at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. created
the worst nuclear accident in American history. This PBS site takes a
closer look at the meltdown to see what really happened. Read a transcript from
the documentary about the incident, or learn how a nuclear reactor works. The
site also has biographies of key people involved in the incident.
Here and Now - Real Life
Think of Here and Now as an online version of the reality-based
MTV show, The Real World. Watch roommates Erik, Joe, Lisa, Mandy, Mel and
Sue as they videotape for the Web their attempt to live together.
The Beatles weren't the only British band to invade the States.
To read all about the Kinks, Rolling Stones, Animals,
Yardbirds, Hollies and other bands of the day, check out this extensive
tribute to the British music invasion from Encyclopedia Britannica.
The site also has plenty of great photos and information on '60s
When Nixon Met Elvis
Thanks to the National Archives and Records Administration, you can go behind the scenes
of the famous meeting between former President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley. See the archive of
28 photos including the memorable image of the two American icons shaking hands,
and read a letter Elvis wrote to Nixon.
All Work and No Play
Sometimes randomly clicking on text can be soothing.
Inspired by The Shining, this site might just drive you
crazy. Click at your own risk.
Behind the Stonewall
All Civil War buffs should visit Behind the Stonewall for
amazing 360-degree panoramic images from Gettysburg.
Complete with a clickable map, the site features virtual tours of
such sites as Oak Hill, Gen. Meade's headquarters, the Valley of Death,
Devil's Den, Cemetery Hill and many more.