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July Web Time WastersBy Hanleigh Daniels 20 July 2010 | Categories: web time wasters
If you really dig the dry British humour found in TV classics such as Fawlty Towers and Blackadder, you’ll love this page. This site features a large collection of video clips including scenes from popular BBC shows, stand-up routines and satirical sketches.
You can browse through them alphabetically or check out the collections section, in which the BBC and a few comedians have selected clips that they like most, sorting them in themed collections.
Full Text Archive
If you are a lover of literature and are on the lookout for a one-stop online library for the books by all your favourite authors, then Full Text Archive is a good option. It contains a venerable archive of books, poems as well as plays by authors such as Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare.
They’re all free of an online reading cost as well as a guilty conscience since the collection has been verified to be free of copyright under United States law.
The web is a brilliant research and communications tool allowing users to obtain info from all around the globe. Sometimes you need to find out what a particular phrase means in English and will not get the correct results after you Google it or use Google Translate.
Help is at hand with this online translate tool that boasts support for an incredible 38 languages ranging from Arabic through to Vietnamese.
Parents who have kids in primary school will no doubt be familiar with the amount of research children need to do for projects and assignments, a lot of which is web based. With all the dangers on the net such as paedophiles and porn sites, moms and dads are always on the lookout for safe and reliable research sites for their children.
Enter KidsClick which has been designed by librarians with those kids in mind and enables them to do web searches on any of the 600+ subjects like Grammar and Rock Music.
The question about whether we are alone in the universe has been on man’s mind all through the ages. While not quite answering that question yet, the HubbleSite will provide you with the latest news on the Hubble telescope and some really awesome photos of the cosmos.
You’ll be able to find info from the latest discoveries through to the earliest observations.
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