Dec. 10, 1999
No one knows for sure what will happen on Jan. 1, 2000. Will
the apocalypse finally arrive, or is it merely a bunch of hogwash?
Frontline explores a millennium's worth of beliefs and events
regarding the coming of the apocalypse. Read interviews with
historians and scholars who have their own thoughts on the
end of the world.
Get your motor running and head out on the highway, with AdventureVan.com. This site
lets you tag along on a road trip in a 1976 RV with Heather, Jason, Myles and Vanessa
as they wander through the Eastern half of the United States. You can read their journals,
watch videos of the places they visit and see what they see with their van cam.
Name the Decade
What should we call the next decade? Should it be the Naughties? The Zeros?
Or maybe even the Y2Ks? Vote on your favorite name for the decade of 2000.
Who knows, we may end up calling it the Nillies!
Live Piranha Cam
Too scared to watch a tank full of piranha up close and in person? Perhaps
the Live Piranha Cam is more your speed. Watch the vicious fish swim around
and eat food. You can even click on the cam to zoom in on the fish without any
worries of getting your fingers chomped off.
Plastination is a "unique method of preserving durable anatomical
specimens while retaining a lifelike condition." Apparently the specimens
are donated human organs and bodies. Ewww. Read all about this technique, and
take a gander at the exhibit. You might just gain some insight on the
inner workings of the human body.
If you love Archie comics, and find yourself
humming "Sugar, Sugar" on occasion, then you should probably visit
Everything's Archie. The whole gang from Riverdale is here:
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Big Moose, Dilton and Jughead.
Take the trivia quiz, or read up on the history of this
National Geographic's Grimm's Fairy Tales
Before Disney got ahold of them, Grimm's Fairy Tales were fairly gruesome.
Not all the endings were happy, animals didn't sing, and sometimes
you had to chop off a few toes to fit into the glass slipper.
National Geographic takes a look at the history behind the stories,
and features 12 untarnished tales from the 1914 translations.
Las Vegas Strip History
You wouldn't know it if you went to Las Vegas now, but the city that never sleeps
has a fairly extensive past. With all the new buildings and gimmicky hotels that
seem to sprout up overnight, it's difficult to find the Las Vegas of yesteryear.
With help from the Las Vegas Strip History site, you can read about the Pair-O-Dice,
the 91 Club and El Rancho.