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.
An old man shares his life story with his young grandchild through evocative
November 26, 2007
The nation’s shoppers — setting aside worries about higher
gas prices and a slumping housing market — proved their resilience
over the Thanksgiving weekend, giving what the nation’s merchants
wished for — a strong start to the holiday shopping season.
November 25, 2007
Great Christmas gift ideas:
November 24, 2007
This year, show your loved ones that you didn't just hit the department
store looking for the biggest, shiniest, or most expensive thing you could
find. With a little effort and love, you can create gifts that are functional,
personal, and truly memorable.
November 23, 2007
Harvard has long been the richest school in the known universe. Its endowment
of $30 billion exceeds the gross national product of 110 different countries.
To Survive the Louvre Museum
The Louvre is immense, and one could spend a week exploring its exhibits.
Unfortunately, most of us don't have that kind of time. Find out how to
get the most out of one of the world's top art museums, Le Louvre.
November 20, 2007
This exhibition marks the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and
Prince Philip and looks back to 20 November 1947, when the nation rejoiced
in the happiness of the future Queen and her consort.
November 19, 2007
"We don't care if you're dating or if you eat. We only care about
what you wear."
The must-haves that Oprah thinks are great. Make the O list your go-to
guide for gift ideas.
November 16, 2007
Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death
Antiquus Morbus is a collection of archaic medical terms and their old
and modern definitions. The primary focus of this web site is to help
decipher the Causes of Death found on Mortality Lists, Certificates of
Death and Church Death Records from the 19th century and earlier.
November 15, 2007
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book called "The Nutcracker
and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffman.
In 1891, the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa
commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet.
In 1892, the first showing of the Nutcracker took place
at the Mariinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet.
November 14, 2007
Brief History of Magic
Considered the "second oldest profession", Magic has been recorded
as far back as 2600 B.C. Though this is still disputed, in an Egyptian
tomb there is a hieroglyphic which seems to depict the Cups and Balls
trick. Some scholars interpret this painting as just a couple people playing
November 13, 2007
Ever wonder what it would be like to drink in the great watering holes
of yore? Well, pack your flask and climb aboard the MDM time machine —
your guide Richard English is taking you on a whirlwind tour of the hottest
of history’s hot spots.
What is Autism?
Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common
than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all
racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike
boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and
relate to others.
Drugs and the brain
Human brains are unique, because they give us the power to reflect, talk
and dream. All these processes are influenced by the use of drugs.
Choose one of the drugs listed to see how it effects your brain.
25 Secrets of Mona Lisa Revealed
New images uncover 25 secrets about the Mona Lisa, including proof that
Leonardo da Vinci gave her eyebrows, solving a long-held mystery.
November 5, 2007
Face of King Tut unshrouded to public
The face of the linen-wrapped mummy
of King Tut is now on display in his new glass case in his underground
tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. The mummy of the
19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and death has captivated people for nearly
a century, was placed in a climate-controlled glass box in the tomb, with
only the face and feet showing under the linen covering.
How a dog blazed the trail for life in space
Space exploration has been populating the
solar system with manmade hardware for half a century, and last
month marked the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, the planet’s first
artificial satellite. But an even more significant breakthrough occurred
less than a month later, on Nov. 3, 1957, when space hardware began
carrying life forms into long-duration orbits.
This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of
that milestone mission — the Russian Sputnik 2 launch that put
a dog named Laika into orbit.