A few more links from gathered with the help of the StumbleUpon plugin for Firefox. Frankly, I don’t know how I ever surfed the ‘Net without it.
######The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less:
Forget reading Hawking’s A Brief History of Time
, this site goes over the history of the universe in less words than I’ll use in this post. (This goes under the “It’s-funny-’cause-it’s-true” file.)
######How to be a Successful Evil Overlord:
If you were an evil genius, what would you do? Or rather, what wouldn’t
you do? This page lists 100 things evil geniuses would be smart to avoid, like #15, “I will never employ any device with a digital count-down. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable. I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.”
######Project Gutenberg’s Online Book Catalog:
Every book ever written in any language? Not quite, but if you’re looking for something in the public domain, there’s a good chance it’s here, whether it’s in English, Hebrew, or Esperanto. (By the way, I thought this to be fitting for the holiday season
######Free Classic Audio Books:
If you’re like me, you’re just as likely to listen to a book-on-tape (or CD) as you are to read one. This page contains more than enough classics (and non-classics, like the The 9/11 Commission Report
) to keep your MP3 player full and your travels well read. One down side: it’s text-to-speech, so don’t expect the greatest of voice acting. Not bad for text-to-speech, however; it’s a bit less boring to listen to than the Opera browser’s text-to-speech functionality, and a heck of a lot nicer than Firefox’s plugin which does the same thing.
######The Laser Game:
The poing of this game is simple: use all types of reflective surfaces and objects to pass a laser beam through pre-determined points. This one’s for the puzzle solvers, and those meditating.