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By Curt Davis - January 18, 2002 (From the Interesting Stuff Newsletter)

I thought I would start this time with a resource I really enjoy - I enjoy most kinds of music, but I particularly enjoy classical music while I am working. All Classics has Free classical music mp3 music. Some really great stuff here!

The Virtual Chase is a really great resource that has been around for a while. In fact, I was surprised that I don't think I have mentioned this place before! Gene Tyburski's Virtual Chase focuses on legal research, but legal research on only part of what you will find... The articles and research guides are some of the best around!

The Space Place is fun for everyone, but it is especially cool for the kids! Make Spacey things, Do Spacey things and see Space Science in action or check out Dr. Marc's amazing Facts.

GovPro is your online source for news and events, articles, and the most comprehensive database of supplier and product information intended to fulfill the needs of the government professional.

The Interactive Web-based Histology Atlas is a living source of information. It's existence depends on the submission of images by researchers around the world. Search the public database for annotated images of normal and cancerous tissue from humans and animals or Search the private database for images that were submitted by researchers.

The Fagan Finder has some of the best internet tools gathered on one page. Search engines, reference, news, multimedia, discussion, dictionaries, calculator, etc. Fagan Finder's goal is to help people find what they are looking for!

I am not sure why, but some of the best resources at Fagan Finder don't seem to be available on the main webpage. Be sure to check out the Biography page for some additional reference and resource links located at the bottom of the page.

Lots of folks (including me) are now taking digital photographs... If you are new to digital photography you will should find this Short Course in Editing Digital Photographs very helpful!

The Historical Text archive has links to history resources on a variety of topics and for a number of geographical regions. If you are interested in history, you should give the Historical Text Archives a visit!

Animabets is where kids have fun learning! Try exercising with Boris Bear, learning about languages from Alley Alligator or exploring the planets with Jeckyl Jaguar.

The United States Genealogy Sleuth is a list of sites that will give you a lot of help when conducting U.S. genealogy research. This place has some of the best Genealogy resources you will find! There is also an International Genealogy Sleuth page...

The Fast Food Facts Interactive Food Finder is very enlightening! Did you know there are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States? Find out why nutrition experts point out, fast food is often high in calories, sodium, fat and cholesterol.

Alibris is a great book resource to have when you need it! Find millions of used books, rare books, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books at Alibris.

NatureServe Explorer is a great reference source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. Be sure to check out the interactive NatureServe Explorer search!

Acurian has a Comprehensive listing of clinical trials actively enrolling participants, Detailed drug information, from development through approval to release and Exclusive news and commentaries from leading medical and research resources. A great medical resource.

The Investor's Clearinghouse has some great investor education resources from 21 leading non-profit, governmental and self- regulatory associations and agencies. You will find information on a wide range of investment topics at the Investor's Clearinghouse.

Addiction Search is a comprehensive site dedicated to providing health consumers and professionals with up-to-date, research-based information on drugs and alcohol, treatment approaches, and policy issues. At this site you will be able to find resources for dealing with substance abuse problems in yourself or others.

Quick Search on the Internet is an article written by Richard A. "Red" Lawhern, Ph.D. that goes back to 1996. The "Quick Search" was recently updated and contains some great search resources.

The Finfacts Finance Centre provides an online finance resource and real world expert independent advice from BDO Simpson Xavier Financial Services Ltd., a leading Irish finance firm. There are links to lots of interesting stuff on at FinFacts, but I found the "Worldwide 2001 Cost of Living Survey City Rankings" very interesting.

Mediwarp is an intelligent health search engine with a database of over 500.000 health related documents. Mediwarp also provides a directory of popular preselected health and medical related web sites.

Search Hippo is bigger than you know... Search Hippo provides a crisp and clean web search experience. Give the Hippo a try on your next search.

Who 2 is a search site for famous people and claims to be the fastest way to find famous people online. Each famous person has the simple data you're most likely looking for including birth and death dates, most famous works, odd or famous trivia...

The Northern Light Business Search is a relatively new resource, but one that everyone should know about. Business Search Specializes in searching of industry-focused Web pages, market research, economic analysis, and company reports for business professionals

GenDoor is a complete search engine devoted to Genealogy. GenDoor uses proprietary software to quickly identify genealogical related pages and include them in an index for you to search.

Enchanted Learning has cool crafts resources for kids! The crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children and use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

The OpenWine Project is a compilation of wine-related resource information created by and for members of global wine community. Anyone can browse the OpenWine directory at the OpenWine Project site. A great resource for wine lovers!

USinns is the premier Search Engine / Guide for Bed & Breakfast Inns in the United States with the most comprehensive and up-to-date Internet-based directory of Bed & Breakfast Inns. With currently over 25,000 Bed and Breakfast Inns listings in their database, is a truly comprehensive resource for B & B travelers.

Well, I guess that's about enough Interesting Stuff for now... :)