Random URLs 6
by David L. Harris
Washington Apple Pi Journal, reprint
On the Pi's TCS bulletin board system I post URLs
(addresses of Web sites) that intrigue me. If you have an
Internet connection and a Web browser, you can go to any of
these places yourself. Random URLs are posted on the
"Explorer Service & Internet" board of the General
Conference of the TCS (by the time you read this the board
lineup may have changed). The TCS is at <http://webtcs.wap.org/>.
Some people post lists of useful URLs. Mine are sometimes
useful, sometimes only entertaining. Or not.
Fine print: Here are some more URLs I've posted. They are
all working at the time this article was written (you might
have to try different Web browsers), but by the time you
read it, who knows?
Due to the limitations of printing them, some may wrap to
a second line. Make sure you get the entire URL -- they are
surrounded by < and >. (Don't use the brackets when
you put the URLs in your browser's address space.)
Some of the descriptions are taken from the sources where
I get the URLs.
Here's the latest edition:
How Do Cohabiting Couples With Children Spend Their
This working paper by Thomas DeLeire and Ariel Kalil of
the University of Chicago examines the question of how
cohabiting couples with children spend their income. Over
the course of the 60-page work, they use the Consumer
Expenditure Survey to see if cohabiting couples with
children spend their money on different goods than either
married parents or single parents. Some of their initial
findings conclude that cohabiting couples spend a
substantially larger share of their total expenditure on
alcohol and tobacco than either married-parent families or
single parents. Additionally, DeLeire and Kalil conclude
that cohabiting couples with children also spend less on
health care and education than married parents.
Things that make you go Hmmmm...
Over 1200 scientific facts, including things such as
Astronauts cannot belch (there is no gravity to separate
liquid from gas in their stomachs); the largest ever
hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in
A Routine Trip to the Dentist for a Root Canal
Hosted and maintained by John Hagedorn, a professor of
criminal justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
this site provides information about the nature of gangs
around the United States, with a particular emphasis on
gangs in Chicago. The prime objective of the site is "to
dispel stereotypes and present research, original documents,
and helpful links."
The American 1950's
The literature and culture of the 1950's. (That's before
our time, isn't it?)
Floating Flame Balls
The Moon Trees
"Apollo 14 launched in the late afternoon of January 31,
1971 on what was to be our third trip to the lunar surface.
Five days later Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on
the Moon while Stuart Roosa, a former U.S. Forest Service
smoke jumper, orbited above in the command module. Packed in
small containers in Roosa's personal kit were hundreds of
tree seeds, part of a joint NASA/USFS project. Upon return
to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service.
Known as the "Moon Trees," the resulting seedlings were
planted throughout the United States (often as part of the
nation's bicentennial in 1976) and the world. They stand as
a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo program."
Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum
Learn about the history of gum. Find resources and links
to learning more about chewing and bubble gum.
LEGOLAND - California
All about LEGOLAND park in California.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to pop a water
balloon in space?
The Surgery Channel
"Your source for information on appendectomy, mastectomy,
hernia repair, nissen fundoplication surgery, and more."
Find a Death
Find the death reports of celebrities, as well as some
very irreverent and revealing comments from the author of
Enter the Mummy Tombs
"Information about mummies around the world for readers,
writers, and learners of all ages."
Free restrooms around the world:
When nature calls, even intrepid travelers prefer to make
a comfortable reply. The bathroom diaries.com locates clean,
free restrooms around the world.