May 28, 1999

Messy Gourmet
You don't have to be a neat freak to cook a good dinner. In fact, sometimes the messiest cooks make the best chefs. On the Messy Gourmet, you'll find recipes for things like Sock-it-to-me Cake, Hockey Puckey and Spaghetti that will make you cry. If you're extra messy, be sure to visit the stains section for tips on how to get those pesky tomato stains off Tupperware.

Can of the Month
While some people like to collect rare coins or Star Wars figures, some folks understand the true value of a weird can. On the Can of the Month site, see bizarre canned products from the U.S., Japan and other countries. Some of the more unusual sodas have names like Air, Aloe Vera, Cherry Me, Drafty and Banana Cola.

Science Behind The X-Files
Is The X-Files full of hooey, or does Chris Carter really take the time to research his topics before he writes each storyline? This site dissects every show from seasons 1-4 to see if any of the scientific mumbo jumbo is actually real. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of what Agent Mulder spouts off to Scully is actually right.

What does it mean if you dream about two carrots playing pool. Or if you dream of saving someone from drowning in quicksand? You better check the Dreaming@Swoon site to be sure. You never know when a dream can turn into a prophecy, or a profit.

Inconspicuous Consumption
When you have money to spend, sometimes you don't care what you spend it on - you just want to spend, spend, spend! The Inconspicuous Consumption site features products that we could all live without - but don't want to. For example, did you know that Kleenex made tissues designed specifically for men? Or that some people actually like eating chicken in a can?

Shower Caps of the World
Many world travelers have learned the hard way that not all shower caps are created alike. In fact, some hotels skimp on the quality of a good cap, while others go all out to keep your hair nice and dry as you suds up. Avoid any unpleasant surprises, and see for yourself all the different shower caps of the world.

The Serial Killer Bureau
When you're saturated in pop culture, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the famous and infamous. No matter how much we glorify serial killers in movies, music and the media, they are still the most dangerous people to ever come in contact with. Teach yourself as much as you can about the behaviors of these murderers with information from the Serial Killer Bureau site. You might end up protecting yourself more than you realize.

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