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Dec. 1, 2007
For everyone who has been sending me e-mails asking for more Web sites for their favorites folder, here you go!

by Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD

For everyone who has been sending me e-mails asking for more Web sites for their favorites folder, here you go! I know when you have free time, you want to surf the World Wide Web and look for fun things to do. So get your fingers limbered up and ready to go!

  • www.zipskinny.com: Type in a zip code and view U.S. census data. You can run comparisons with neighboring zip codes.
  • www.deezer.com: Listen to music while working at your computer.
  • www.pandora.com: This site also allows you to listen to music. It is unique in that you merely type in a song or an artist. Pandora will let you listen to music of this artist along with music that is similar in style.
  • www.truthorfiction.com: This site allows you to verify stories you read online.
  • www.michaelbach.de/ot: Are you a fan of optical illusions and visual phenomena? If so, this is the site for you!
  • www.hillmanwonders.com: This site presents the world’s top 100 wonders and information on why they are so special.
  • www.fark.com: An irreverent look at the news is located here.
  • www.buzzdash.com: This site presents online polls and allows you to take part in them.
  • www.snopes.com: Is it real or is it an urban legend?
  • www.thecuriousdreamer.com: Would you like to analyze dreams?
  • www.zillow.com: Have you ever wanted to find out the value of your home? Check it out here.
  • www.yelp.com: People write reviews of restaurants, shopping, real estate, and more.
  • www.ohdontforget.com: Send yourself text message reminders from here.
  • www.easy2diy.com: This site has how-to-do-it-yourself tutorials and tips.
  • www.statemaster.com: Statistical databases of just about anything can be found here.
  • www.gethuman.com/us: Are you tired of talking to machines? This site teaches you how to get to a “real person” at different companies.
  • www.imdb.com: This site allows you to look up information on movies and the people who act in them. It is crucial when you are having a brain cramp when trying to answer a question about a movie.
  • www.chowhound.com: A useful site when looking for restaurants. Post questions or just read what others have to say.
  • www.bestplaces.net: Type in a location and get all sorts of information about that place.
  • www.tripadvisor.com: I never make travel plans without consulting this site first.
  • www.netgadgets.com: This site allows you to search for gadgets in a number of different categories.
  • www.urbandictionary.com: Have you ever wanted a definition of some of the current slang terms?
  • www.instructables.com: You can find step-by-step instructions for a variety of topics here.
  • www.thefuntimes.com/2004/10/bud_light: Are you a fan of “Bud Light Real Men of Genius” ads? Check them out here.
  • www.sorrygottago.com: This Web site has sound bites for those times when you are on the phone and need to hang up.
  • www.oodle.com: Online classified ads from 75,000 sites are located here.
  • www.medstory.com: This is a great search engine for topics about health and medicine.

Need more fonts? Then try these sites:

  • www.betterfonts.com, www.creamundo.com, www. 1001fonts.com, and www.simplythebest.net/fonts.
  • www.beststuff.com: The name says it all.
  • www.seeamerica.org: This site provides links to travel and touring throughout the United States.
  • www.festivals.com: This site offers lists of festivals around the country.

Have you had enough? I think you will find these sites useful and entertaining. Be sure to add them to your favorite folders or share them with family, friends, and patients. What you can find on the Internet never ceases to amaze me!

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry magazine, and spokesman and critical-issue-response-team chairman for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. He is a co-founder of the Give Kids A Smile program. Contact him by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at (314) 567-5612, or by fax at (314) 567-9047.

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