Nov. 24, 2000

Museum of Fred
Not all art has to be in a hoity-toity museum. Fred believes that the amateur art he's bought over the years deserves a spot in the sun. And so he has put his collection online for the world to appreciate. These paintings may not compare to Monet or Picasso, but the portraits of little girls holding flowers and magnificent ships on the open sea aren't too shabby either.

Edible Insects
How does a fresh batch of mealworm chocolate chip cookies sound? Or would you rather munch on some chocolate covered crickets? Yummy! Find out which insects are indeed fit for human consumption, and get some tasty recipes for bug-infested tacos, cookies and candy.

The Brownie Camera @ 100: A Celebration
Remember the Brownie cameras from your childhood? The Brownie was initially marketed to children, but soon everyone was taking snapshots with this easy-to-use camera. Kodak celebrates this beloved camera with images of original advertisements, audio commentary files and stories from people who refuse to go on vacation without their Brownie.

Darwin Awards
Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Read about people who might not have left this plane in an honorable way. For example, one man shot himself while explaining gun safety to his wife. In another story, a terrorist didn't put enough postage on a letter bomb, and it came back marked "return to sender." He opened the package and was blown away. I think you get the idea.

Harry Potter Lexicon
Still feel like a dunce when it comes to Harry Potter books? You're not alone. Many of us don't know the first thing about Col. Fubster and the Dursleys. And what the heck is a boomslang? The Harry Potter Lexicon is here to help. The site reveals details about the Muggle world, wizarding folks, spells, creatures and the Ministry of Magic.

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