A Portrait of History If a picture says a thousand words, then the American Museum of Photography is the ultimate storybook. This Web site features the who's who of famous shutterbugs. Focus in on www.photographymuseum.com to enjoy all of the features and exhibitions. You'll meet Matthew Brady, the legendary Civil War photographer who captured Abe Lincoln's weathered face for a nation. The museum also has tours of architecture and natural photography, as well as favorite portraits. With its endless personalities and art, this museum has some serious depth of field. Say cheese! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
Songs and Rhymes of All NationsLearn the tunes and poems that kids grow up with all over the planet by paying a visit to Mama Lisa. Give her a buzz at www.mamalisa.com and you'll be "Yankee Doodling" and "Frere Jacque"-ing around the clock. Just click on a continent or a country name, and explore. With music samples and lyrics right there, why not have a sing-along? From Apache chants to Portuguese dances, you'll find a window to the world through rhymes. Find out what Italian kids call out while they're catching fireflies and what Japanese kids sing instead of "Rain, Rain, Go Away!" when they're stomping through puddles. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)
1. What, in Australian rhyme, does a kookaburra eat?
Dear Amy: When the year 2000 comes, what will happen to our home computer?--Amy, Vacaville, Calif. Dear Amy: In the past, some programmers wrote software that used only the last two digits of the year. So when the date changes from 99 to 00 some computers might think the year is 1900 and not 2000 and give out incorrect information or not work at all. Most home computers should work just fine. Some older models might be fixed by upgrading hardware or adding a patch to the system's autoexec.bat file. For more information, check out "8 Myths About the Millennium Bug" at www.cnet.com/ Content/ Features/ Dlife/ Millbug. (This site is no longer available.)