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Mesoamerican Ballgame Issue Date: 06-01-2003

Cool Spots imageStep onto the court at www.ballgame.
org
and learn about The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame. This ritual-based game, the first team sport in history, began more than 3,500 years ago. View a model of the court. Then watch a game or play one yourself. You can learn about the original uses of rubber, the material used for the game ball. The players wore protective clothing during games. View figurines that depict their clothing. Don't worry. This life-and-death sport is safe to view online.

Visit: www.ballgame.org
User Rating: 3.1463068181816stars
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Spirit of St. Louis Issue Date: 05-25-2003

Cool Spots imageFly away with Charles Lindbergh an American Aviator at www.charleslindbergh.com. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island, N.Y., to Paris, which made him the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Soar through information about the plane as well as the flight and its timeline. Visit Lindbergh's childhood home. Then read more about the man himself, including the story of what happened when his 20-month-old son was kidnapped from his nursery window. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.charleslindbergh.com
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Beautiful Tropical Paradise Issue Date: 05-18-2003

Cool Spots imageWelcome to Puerto Rico! Explore the history, geography and culture of this tropical island at http://welcome.topuertorico.org. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea. If you can't make a trip in person, you can get a taste of Puerto Rico with authentic sopas, carnes and aves. The island's diversity is the result of years of multicultural influences from around the world. Learn about Puerto Rico's present-day economic interaction with other countries as well.

Visit: http://welcome.topuertorico.org
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Kents Cavern Issue Date: 05-04-2003

Cool Spots imageThere's no need for a flashlight at Kents Cavern at www.kents-cavern.co.uk. Housing Britain's oldest human dwellings, this Paleolithic cave site is more than 700,000 years old. Follow the archaeological record and place early hominid findings of Homo erectus and Neanderthal on the geological timeline. Then trek over to the vestibule where a Homo sapiens jaw was found. You won't find any dinosaur bones here, but be on the lookout for a 500,000-year-old cave-bear lurking around.

Visit: www.kents-cavern.co.uk
User Rating: 3.0421568635286stars
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X Marks the Spot Issue Date: 04-13-2003

Cool Spots imageUnearth the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk, perhaps the first city ever, at www.smm.org/catal. An international team of archaeologists invites you to join them as they dig up artifacts of a Neolithic site near Konya, Turkey. A virtual tour of the excavation teaches you about the people of Catalhoyuk, including how they buried their dead and why they had few or no cavities. You'll also learn about the fields of study that contribute to archaeological excavations.

Visit: www.smm.org/catal
User Rating: 3.2282352941183stars
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