corsinet.com is an excellent, intelligent
way to waste time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some
new things, wake up your brain cells and have some fun.
We've been wasting time on the
internet since before there was an internet!
Candy was first posted on the internet
in 1990, as a way to store the accumulation of word play, riddles and
jokes we had compiled through the years.
Trivia is our collection of weird facts and unusual information, much
of it is totally useless unless one is training for Jeopardy or a trivia
Collections is a huge resource about Chicago. A little history, some
quotations and song lyrics, and links to great Chicago area attractions.
started because people liked our web sites and asked for help in designing
theirs. We are currently taking new clients only on a very selective basis.
is Tony's artwork. He doesn't sell it & doesn't answer his email,
so don't even bother.
Garden is a work in progress. It's what we've learned about installing
and maintaining a koi pond in our back yard. There are lots of pictures
of our pond and plants we've had success with in a shady yard, in the
brutal weather of the Chicago area.
Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
May 31, 2009
Newsweek vs. Oprah : Live Your Best Life Ever
Wish Away Cancer! Get A Lunchtime Face-Lift! Eradicate Autism! Turn Back The Clock! Thin Your Thighs! Cure Menopause! Harness Positive Energy! Erase Wrinkles! Banish Obesity! Live Your Best Life Ever!
May 30, 2009
The Royal Scotsman A holiday on The Royal Scotsman is regarded as one of the world's great travel experiences. Encounter Scotland's ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks and mirror-calm lochs as the train weaves through wild countryside and along virgin stretches of coast.
May 29, 2009
The Royal Collection - Online Gallery
Shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens over more than 500 years, the Royal Collection includes paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks, silver, sculpture, jewellery, books, manuscripts, prints and maps, arms and armour, fans, and textiles. It is is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the Nation, and is not owned by her as a private individual.
The Six Creepiest Abandoned Places Any manmade place seems a little unsettling once emptied of its people, but some places aren’t happy to be merely "unsettling;" some places aim a little bit higher - shooting for the bullseye that is full blown terror. And here are some that hit it dead on:
May 26, 2009
Creepy Vintage Ads
What were companies in the 50s and 60s thinking when they created these ads?
May 25, 2009
In Rememberance - Memorial Day
On May 5 in 1866, in Waterloo, New York, formal Memorial Day observations were held -this might have been the start of our US holiday to honor the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war.
Childbirth: Can the U.S. improve?
Once reserved for cases in which the life of the baby or mother was in danger, the cesarean is now routine. The most common operation in the U.S., it is performed in 31% of births, up from 4.5% in 1965.
Hitler's European Holocaust Helpers
The Germans are responsible for the industrial-scale mass murder of 6 million Jews. But the collusion of other European countries in the Holocaust has received surprisingly little attention until recently.
May 18, 2009
Manage a music library from 100 to 50,000+ audio files and playlists. Organize, browse, or search music by Genre, Artist, Year, Rating, etc., and never waste your time trying to find mp3s you know you have.
Life in italy and other musings.....
Sounds like a wonderful life - A family with two very lively Polish Lowland Sheepdog brothers leaves Scotland, lives in Provence for a year, then settles in Italy in a small house built around a Roman watchtower on top of a hill overlooking Todi, Umbria.
6 Unforgettable Movie Mothers and the Real Moms They Depicted
Some women are more extraordinary than others. They raise children, start businesses and schools, write books, and even advise kings and presidents. A few get their life stories turned into movies, but sometimes a bit of truth gets lost along the way. As Mothers Day approaches, let’s look at six mothers who were immortalized in film.
The Ten Most Photographed Cities
A glance at the list of Flickr's all time most popular tags reveals that a handful of cities are consistantly photographed by the users of the popular photo hosting site. Here are the top 10 cities on Flickr, ranked by the number of photos associated with each city.
May 6, 2009
6 People Who Secretly Ruled The World
History is full of these guys - the power behind the power whose names don't come up in history class, but who were happy to change history from the shadows.
May 5, 2009
A Brief History of Geeks
Before smartphones, social networks, and other must-have tech, it wasn't a badge of honor to be called a geek. Here's a look back at the evolution of the nerds.
May 4, 2009
Images of a Lost World: East Germany, Up Close and Personal
When a West German photographer set off on a trip to the East German island of Rügen just after the Wall fell in the spring of 1990, he captured a world that would soon disappear forever. Twenty years after the epochal event, he looks back on his journey in a first-person account.<
Your Tuna Is Getting More Toxic
The rate of mercury contamination in tuna and other Pacific fish has increased 30% since about 1990, and is expected to increase another 50% if China continues to build more coal-fired power plants to fuel its industrial revolution.
Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse?
For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success.