Go Extreme From desert marathons to grueling mountain climbs, you'll experience the sporting life like never before at Quokka Sports. Through its up-to-the-minute multi-media transmissions, this site brings the intensity of the athletic experience to your computer screen. Bring a compass and plenty of water out to www.quokka.com and prepare for the outdoors adventure of a lifetime. You'll join three top mountaineers as they attempt to conquer the tallest unclimbed rock wall in the world. Or join one boater as he attempts to sail around the world -- alone. The cyclist set can speed along at 200 mph with the fastest circuit racers in the world, while climbing-wannabees can join seven of the world's best as they scale unclimbed peaks in China's Karakoram Range. When all is said and done, you'll be glad you came. ( This site is no longer available.)
Tour an Art GardenImagine yourself in France, strolling through a lush garden filled with colorful, fragrant flowers and singing birds. The dragonflies buzz lazily over shimmering light reflections on the water. Feeling inspired? Then you know how Monet felt when he created some of his most famous paintings at the Giverny gardens. With one little artist's tool, you can get inspired, too. A simple stroke of www.mmfa.qc.ca/ visite-vr/ anglais/ index.html on your cyber canvas transports you through time and space to a virtual tour with Monet. Choose a garden, then dab your mouse at the "options" button. Voil! A miniature Monet will help you tour the garden. Oui, oui! Your friendly guide will tell you whenever there's an important view. Gaze at the paintings and the real landscapes behind these Impressionist masterpieces.(This site is no longer available.)How "Yo" Can You Go? From the brain twister to lunar loops, the yo-yo is capable of just about anything. Thanks to Smarty Pants' 3D Yo-Yo Web site, you'll get the latest on this far-out hobby, along with 3D demos that you'll have to see to believe. Shoot the moon at www.webspun.org where a spin cycle of tricks and tips await, including the UFO, gravity pull, trapeze and, of course, the sleeper. You'll also find out about cool events, reviews and info of all kinds. Most important, don't forget to walk the dog. Just say yo!(This site is no longer available.)
1. Lunar Loop, Step 1: How do you hold your yo-yo?
Dear Amy: Which pitcher had the most shutouts of all time?--Ted, Oklahoma City Dear Ted: Walter Johnson, of course, with 110 shutouts. OK, I admit I didn't know that until I looked it up online. If you want more stats on baseball players and teams, you can look it up on Baseball Stats Web at www.baseballstats.com. It's awesome to make comparisons between players or look up the latest standings. I use it to stump my brother with a trivia question. It's fun. (This site is no longer available.)