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Pug PROS ~ This recommendation is really nothing to do with astrology, but when I stumbled across this site somehow it completely touched my heart. Some of the stories are so sad and these people are doing such good work that they deserve your support in whatever way you can. Put your hand in your pocket and do something, then!
Quotations Page ~ Need something new for your MySpace headline and tired of quoting Eminem? Writing regularly and short on things to say, never mind, say what somebody else said instead. Impress the boys and wow the girls, while sounding so erudite they’ll think you’ve swallowed your dictionary. Funk me, all you cunning linguists!
Random.org ~ The UK lottery is based on six random numbers between 1-49, but choosing truly random numbers isn’t so easy. Personal bias is inevitable, but the more random your choices the better your chances are. Here then is the perfect way to generate your own random numbers, although do still ask an astrologer about the best time to play…
Real-Time Satellites Around the Earth ~ Somehow, I just noticed this post from 2008. It maps the roughly 13,000 or so man-made satellites orbiting the Earth, tracked by US Strategic Command. Watch the video to convince yourself then download the plugin for a real-time experience. Makes you wonder how anyone can launch anything, with all that space debris out there…
Real Time Satellite Tracking ~ Not the easiest site for the casual observer to get to grips with, this specialist offering enables you to track a satellite of your choosing either around the world or simply overhead and to find out relatively swiftly, the technical data associated with it. You can select a category of satellite to follow or name those that interest you particularly.
Red Bull Stratos ~ Joe Kittinger’s parachute descent from the frontiers of space has been immortalised across the Internet. In 1960 Joe jumped from an altitude of 31.3 kilometers, setting a record that still stands. Now Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull team are keen to extend this ceiling past 36.6 km. Let’s hope they get the legal wrangling sorted first!
Richest Countries ~ Having featured an analysis of the poorest countries in the world last week, it seems only fitting to take the opposite perspective. Here then are the twenty-five richest nations, again in reversed order. Europe predominates, although the UK does not make the grade. Most Gulf States; the USA, Canada, Australia and parts of the Far East, all show strongly…
Royal Mail ~ In the UK, these people are our postal services. Recently I sent a letter that took four days to travel ten miles. That’s 0.10 mph, with 0.03 mph given widely for a garden snail. By contrast a letter sent FedEx from Columbus, Ohio arrived within 48 hours, giving 85 mph plus. If I were the Queen I’d want my name taken off it…
Safest Countries ~ The World Economic Forum has for the past eleven years, engaged leaders of travel and tourism to consider the competitiveness of 136 economies across the world, when it comes to various yardsticks those travelling there, would doubtless be keen to hear about. Safety is a factor that places Finland top, with three Middle Eastern countries in the top ten.
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale ~ Where the Beaufort scale for wind speed ends, the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale takes over. A Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of above 74 mph, while Category 5 means a mind-boggling 157 mph or more. The fastest gusts of wind recorded were during Tropical Cyclone Olivia in 1996, at an almost unimaginable 253 mph.
Scale of the Universe 2 ~ You will notice the ‘two’ since in my view, the second version of this Internet staple has the edge over the first release. Plus I am linking to the site of its creators rather than the domain that arose subsequently for the same reason. Zoom as fast as you can handle from the extent of the known universe down to the Planck length and quantum foam…
Scamadviser.com ~ Many people even nowadays are nervous about using their plastic on the Internet. How do you know whether a website is legitimate or the goods, services and prices they are offering really are too good to be true? A smart start is to check the website out here; I am happy to say that Astrologywizard.com comes in at 100% trustworthy.
Scribd ~ Scribd bills itself as the largest social publishing and reading network. Users can upload and browse everything from existing books, down to individually authored material. When a search on astrology yields many classic works and over 20,000 matches, you are struck by the usefulness and benefit of this wonderful resource.
Seahenge ~ A henge is a roughly circular area enclosed by a boundary, mainly originating from at least 4,000 years ago and potentially, far earlier. Many people have encountered Stonehenge and in the British Isles, you will discover the concrete shadow of Woodhenge, a few miles away. Few though, will have stumbled over Seahenge, with a story that is equally gripping and tragic…
Seven Days A Week ~ This may not have occurred to you. Let’s face it, most people are too caught up in the business of working and providing for their families, to let philosophical or existential issues concern them, eating up lots of their time. But with five visible planets plus the Sun and Moon, there was a calendar system founded in antiquity, before Uranus was noted in 1781.
Shaadi Matrimonials ~ Shaadi means wedding and this website is huge for those linked to India. I was sad to find they have been using the zodiac sign keywords I wrote for Astrologywizard.com, verbatim and unauthorised in their membership profiles since 2006. When asked about this they spouted legalese and refused to credit me or pay me for my work. Would you trust them?