- About Daylight Saving Time
Learn the history of daylight saving, from Benjamin Franklin to the present...
- April Fool's Day History /
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes /
Introducing Gmail Paper
- Sites about April Fools plus one of Google's annual April Fools jokes.
- Atlas Obscura
If you're looking for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you'll find them.
- Awesome People
My goal at Awesome People is to profile people who do and achieve amazing things. I donít care what makes them awesome ó I just want to write about the incredible stuff that people are capable of doing.
- The Bad Fads Museum
Browse through the fun and fascinating fashion, collectible, activity and event fads of the last 100 years.
- Be a Grown Up Boy Scout: The Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know
What basic skills would you actually need to survive in the wilderness? Here's a look at the basics you need to become an adult Boy Scout straight from a cadre of survival experts.
- The Browser
TheBrowser is creating a 21st century library of Writing Worth Reading. We aim to help our readers discover the best writing available by recommending articles, interviews and books that are of interest to the intellectually curious reader.
- Calendar Conversion (Fourmilab)
- Calendar Conversion (Funaba.org)
- Sites show the current date in a variety of calendars and allows conversion from one system to another.
- Cell Phone Users - In Case of Emergency
- Exlains how to set up an "ICE" contact on your cellphone and why that's a good idea.
- CHESS TOOLBOX: 30+ Online Chess Resources
- Links with short descriptions to chess sites online.
- Tie-in to a 6-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns about the world of the circus.
- Daylight Saving Time Explained (video)
A brief history and explanation of the annual madness that is daylight saving time.
- Digital Detox Week
- Held the end of April, Digital Detox Week challenges you to
say good-bye to Twitter and Facebook for a week. To turn off your TV, iPhone and Xbox for seven days and reconnect with the natural world and the people around you.
- Fall Colors Depend on Weather Changes
- An article from USAToday about annual fall colors.
- Find a Camp! American Camping Association
- Search for a camp by type, affiliation, age group, location, and more.
- First Aid Tips for Pet Owners
The following links summarize the basics you need for giving first aid care to your pet.
- Groundhog Day: Can Groundhogs Really Predict Spring?
- A video from Animal Planet and How Stuff Works.
- How did trains standardize time in the United States?
- A discussion of how time zones got standardized in the U.S.
- Improbable Research
Our goal is to make people laugh, then make them think. We also hope to spur people's curiosity, and to raise the question: How do you decide what's important and what's not, and what's real and what's not -- in science and everywhere else?
- The Merchants of Cool
FRONTLINE journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. From PBS.
- The Miracle of Fall
- Why leaves change color, fall festivals, activities, and links to lots of pictures of autumn colors.
Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for menís health issues.
- National Geographic Online Presents: Coffee
- From coffee growing to coffee drinking, National Geographic looks at this popular beverage.
Here you will find information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates' biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.
- Preparing an Emergency Kit in Plain English
- The why and hows of preparing an emergency kit (or 'go-bag') explained in a short video.
- Pulitzer Prize
Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.
- NORAD Tracks Santa
- Annual online tracking of Santa's travels around the globe.
- Obsolete Skills
- List of skills which are no longer useful, with brief explanations of each one.
- The Oldest Trees on the Planet
This [photo] gallery contains images of some of the oldest, most venerable and impressive trees on earth.
- Slate Magazine: Explainer
- Short articles explaining various issues brought up by current news stories such as "When is Hockey Violence Illegal?" and "When Can a Judge Declare a Mistrial?".
- Summer Safety Tips
You can prevent illness and injuries while enjoying the outdoors by following some simple, yet important health and safety tips.
- The Survival Skills Everyone Should Know
This is about the skills and tricks you can learn and remember now that will help save your life if your car breaks down in the woods, you're lost while hiking, or a terrible disaster strands you in the wilderness.
- The Titanic
A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
- Hundreds of online exhibits in topics from art to technology, available for free viewing.
- Zombies in Plain English
- Short Common Craft video discussing the zombie threat and how to deal with it. (humor)
this page last updated November 19. 2013