ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

  TellSpecopedia.com  This website has one of those hard to remember names that usually spell doom. But if you go there, you’ll find info on a thousand common food ingredients. Click on an ingredient like propylene glycol, Vitamin H or chicory root fiber and find the benefits or harms. This is an exhaustive site.

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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 18 MINUTES

“hands around the world clipartThe History of the World in 18 Minutes” is a talk by David Christian. It’s been viewed over 4 million times. We got interested after reading that Bill Gates listened to Christian, an Australian professor, and was so inspired he started funding Christian’s high school programs.

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RANKING COMICS

Ranker.com/comics lets you vote on your favorite comic book characters, plots and movies, or create your own list of favorites. When we looked, the illustrated list of Spider Man’s girlfriends was number one. We also viewed the votes on best comic book heroes. (Batman beats Spider Man.) The illustrations are great.

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RHYMER

Rhymer.com is a rhyming dictionary. It’s easy to rhyme with boat. But what if you need a three syllable word for that song you’re writing? We suggest overcoat or antidote.

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RECIPE PUPPY

RecipePuppy.com: Enter the ingredients you have on hand and they’ll give you a recipe that uses those ingredients.

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PERFECTLY TIMED PICS

PerfectlyTimedPics.com has many cute photos, such as a giraffe peeking through someone’s French doors, a bear on a JetSki, or a little girl feeding a squirrel. We liked the toddler curled up with a puppy for a nap and the gecko giving a high five to a man’s finger. NOTE: Always be careful of the ads in sites like this. We advise not clicking on any of them; beautiful Russian girls looking for boyfriends may not be may not be what you expect. The ads are questionable but the site is otherwise fun.

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FASCINATING SCIENCE BITS

IFLscience.com has fascinating bits, including “21 GIFs that explain mathematical concepts.” For instance, did you know that the number Pi (3.14159 etc.), is equal to the distance traveled by rolling a wheel exactly one revolution? That distance turns (ha, ha) out to be 3.14 times the diameter. This is true no matter what size the wheel.

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WORLD SUNLIGHT MAP

Die.net/earth has a “World Sunlight Map.” It shows where the sun is shining at the moment you are looking at the map, also which areas are in darkness.

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INTERNUTS AND MUSIC

– At YouTube.com, search on “Evolution of Music.” It starts in the 11th century and moves through the 16th century on to the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and today. We noticed that almost half of the four minutes involves music from the 1990s on. This video has been viewed more than 44 million times.

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PRINTABLE PAPER

PrintablePaper.net is a great place to print out lined or graph paper, forms for budgets, expenses, story-boarding, and hundreds of others. If you do a web search on “printable paper,” you will come with many others, such as paper airplanes.

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