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Q: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   6 Comments )
Subject: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: seattle-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Mar 2003 18:54 PST
Expires: 16 Apr 2003 19:54 PDT
Question ID: 177586
Please provide me with 5 interesting and unique websites.   Consider
that I am not looking for websites I would come across in the usual
day-to-day activities of life such as news, weather, sports.   I do
not want this to be someone else's list --- but your own personal
Google Researcher list.   Basically, I would like the list to be one
to broaden my view of the internet and, when I go to the site, will
say to myself --- wow, I should have known about this!!   Thank you!!
Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 18 Mar 2003 13:08 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

Here's more than five, in case you have already seen some before:


A unique site - it has a database containing the birthdays of most
adult Americans. Their paid service is awesome for adoptees - enter a
first name and birth date, and it returns where they live.


High resolution satellite photos of the USA, for free. Get an aerial
view of where you live.

Half Bakery

"The Halfbakery is a communal database of original, fictitious
inventions, edited by its users. It was created by people who like to
speculate, both as a form of satire and as a form of creative

Anomalies Unlimited

A fun site covering a lot of conspiracy theories, and wacky stuff like
Michael Jacksons face, rude images in Disney cartoons and the Shroud
of Turin.

Gas Price Watch

"We monitor gas prices across the country so you can get the best deal
in your area. Search our database to find the lowest gas prices in
your area."

The Onion

Funny newspaper.

Landover Baptist

The Onion of religious sites.

Singing Fish

Not many people have heard of it yet, but this is easily the best way
to find streaming media.

The End of the Internet

Exactly as it says.

Family Search

The Mormons have put their genealogical database online for anyone to

Obsolete Computer Museum

Anyone who likes telling friends how their first computer only had 1K
of RAM will dig this archive of memorabilia.

Search strategy: personal bookmarks

Best wishes,
seattle-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
In addition to the rating may I add my thanks to robertskelton-ga and
voila-ga!  Between the two of you I got more than expected PLUS from
voila-ga I learned WHY my questions were always getting locked from
the start!   Suggestion:  G A should have a way to allow tipping for
comments from researchers other than the one who answers the question.
  That way I could have rewarded voila-ga for nice work!

Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: voila-ga on 18 Mar 2003 13:43 PST
I was working on your question but lost my lock trying to multitask
when my head exploded.  Here's my answer also.


Hello Seattle!

I've had my eye on your question since last night but it was just late
this morning when Google Answers released it for the researchers.  You
anytime someone mentions the word "Google" in their question, it's 
automatically locked until the editors have had a chance to review it.
I apologize for any inconvenient delay in the answering of your 

So, you'd like some WOW websites?  Surfing the web is a hobby of mine
so I have quite a collection -- over 10,000, I'm sure -- so it's no 
mean feat to select just 5 but I'll try.

May I preface this to say that Google Answers is always my first stop
in the morning (the pay me to say that), plus it's so doggone much fun
with great community spirit.  Since you're here, I'm sure you know


For the gift that keeps on giving, here's "Beyond BlackStump," an 
Australian website that you can subscribe to.  Every day or so they'll
do all the surfing for you and deliver a new list of dynamite sites to
investigate.  I must admit that I've bookmarked most of my favorites 
through BlackStump.  They're a tad skewed to Australia but there's at
nothing wrong with Aussie pride.  Hope to visit someday.

If you check in the top right hand corner, you can also click on 
"Pirate Pete" and get additional websites of interest.  There is an 
archive of sites that dates back to 1995.  While you're in the Pirate
Pete zone, in the top right hand corner again, click on "Bizarro" 
if you have a bent toward strangeness.


Since you're still exploring the web, I would have to nominate 
"Fravia" for the sheer volume of knowledge contained therein.  Click 
on any link and you'll be amazed at labyrinth of information.  I try 
to read at least one page of text every couple days just to learn 
something new.  And it's constantly being updated!  There's many a 
good tip for any novice researchers.


"Metafilter" is a moderated weblog community of over 17,000 members
people add links of interest for discussion.  There's any topic from 
silliness to sainthood and it's great fun.  I've never managed to get
through the registration process but it's quite interesting just to 
lurk.  I first learned of Google Answers through Metafilter, so I'm 
kind of partial to these guys.


"Voice of the Shuttle" has just about everything under the sun on 
humanities with lots of nooks and crannies.  It would take me months 
to look at each link posted at VOS.  You will run into a broken link
two but it's definitely worth a look.


The "Zeal" community is coming along quite nicely.  It's a directory 
of websites that are personally reviewed by editors according their 
usefulness.  They're arranged under various headings and then under 
subcategories with a caption review summary.  I'm sure you'll find 
something to your liking there.

So, those are my 5, Seattle.  If you've seen any of these already or 
they lack in the WOW department, please post me a clarification.  I 
can add five new links until you're completely satisfied and it would
be great fun to share my finds with you and the community.

Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: aceresearcher-ga on 19 Mar 2003 08:52 PST  <-- (unfortunately, they seem to be down a lot
lately; I'm not sure what is happening there)
Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: aceresearcher-ga on 19 Mar 2003 08:56 PST

voila-ga is a pretty neat gal; thank you for wanting to take care of

You can reward Researcher voila-ga by posting a $2.00 Question
entitled "Just for Researcher voila-ga" and telling her to post her
"Answer". Then, when you rate the Question, just add on whatever
additional you would like to tip her (Researchers get 75% of the
Question fee, but 100% of the tip).


Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: pinkfreud-ga on 19 Mar 2003 16:32 PST
The site I visit most often for a combination of education and
entertainment is MemePool. Each day, MemePool's regular contributors
list oddities and curiosities that they've found on the Web. You'll
find everything from "The Kama Sutra of Pooh" to a site describing a
robot that searches for meteorites in Antarctica. This is a
Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: websearcher1-ga on 11 Dec 2003 18:50 PST
here are some sites ,i hope u will like them :  this site has full list of all TV channels available
on the web, so enjoy watching Tv via internet, without any dish or
cable network.

You can find streaming video of different cities of united states and
other countries through web cams, amazing. site is

Do you wish to go in past and see how Yahoo ,google or altavista or
any other website looked 6 or 8 years ago, no problem just go to the

best of luck
Subject: Re: 5 Unique and Interesting Websites
From: alsocanadian-ga on 09 Mar 2005 13:24 PST
Check out  

For a (warped) Canadian viewpoint of events.

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