Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Need Some Net-ertainment?
I recently discovered Mental Floss and am hooked. All kinds of offbeat information, trivia, interesting finds. For example, check out today's Morning Cup 'O Links. I spent a good 10 minutes playing with the Ohio counties map piano. Or how about skateboarders playing real life downhill Tetris? Turn down lights in your room prior to watching to really get the visual impact. How about the section called What's The Difference? They compare things that are often confused or not seen as very different- Frogs and Toads, Communism and Socialism, Marvel and DC, Monet and Manet, and so on. How about the Late Night Movies? This one is a collection of feel good internet video clips- some recent, some old, and all are fun to watch. Especially enjoyed the first one as I hadn't ever seen it before- we see tearful reunions between soldiers and spouses and kids and we cry... this is the first time I watched an Iraqi vet come home and greet his dogs for the first time. Very cool. And don't miss the story of Jason McElwain. Most of us know the story (and he ended up coming to work for the Colts, I do believe)... but boy did it make me cry all over again! So head over to Mental Floss and explore a while. Looks like there is a print magazine too (I assume it is missing the video clips). Might be a good gift for my brothers! And if you have a favorite fun site like this one- please share it in the comments!