It's time to answer the call of the wild at the National Zoo. From movie clips to Web cameras, this electric zoo contains an awesome display of animals from around the world. Just leap like a gazelle over to http://nationalzoo.si.edu and play games, check out an endless photo library, and track elephants via satellite. You'll follow researchers around the globe as they observe the antics of the ever-rowdy orangutans and gorillas. There's even a births page, where you can visit rhino calves and a baby giraffe. They are soooo cute!
OK, Sea Sport, Are You Game? It's time to set sail on the vast cyberseas with Cyberjacques, Auntie Sea Cow and the Electric Eel at the Cyberjacques homepage. Cyberjacques is a young pirate who's always on a new adventure, and he wants you to come along for the ride. Cruise out to www.CyberJacques.com and you'll find yourself alongside a gaggle of silly seamen, plank jumpers and password penguins. There are plenty of games to play, including Fish, Tile Puzzle and What's Inside. You'll have to behave yourself, though, if you want to survive the captain's version of Simon Says. And keep an eye out for that pesky Punchcard Pete, who is always a pain in Cyberjacques' side. Once you've completed your journey with Cyberjacques' crew, you can download a very cool game of Mudball Wall. A tidal wave of action and adventure awaits. The high seas have never been this much fun! (This site is no longer available.)
At the Academy of Achievement homepage, you'll get to meet the masterminds who have shaped the world we live in. Follow the road to glory and stop in at www.achievement.org where you'll mingle with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Edison and Amelia Earhart. These legendary achievers have fascinated the public, changed our societies, and made an impact on our everyday lives. This is no museum of relics, though. Writer John Grisham, musician Johnny Cash and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola are also featured prominently. Once you've finished touring the Gallery of Achievers, it'll be time to kick back and watch highlights from Achievement TV, the interactive television network beamed into classrooms nationwide. For bookworms, the museum's library contains a reader's bulletin board, a virtual book club, and a link to the Library of Congress. Plus, you'll love the toys and treats commemorating your visit at the Gift Shop. The Academy of Achievement is a hall of fame that can't be missed.
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1.The satellites track elephants in what country?
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Dear Amy: My keypal in Florida always says my Web page loads too slowly, but I say it's OK. How can I check it out?-Sherrie, Dayton, OH
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