Surfing the Net with Kids: Daily Fun

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October 31, 1999

Dear Readers,

Welcome back. Before we jump into today’s Daily Fun topic,
a couple of reminders about my site. I now list educational contests and
on my Surfing the
Calendar page
And, as always, I offer a free Daily Factoid applet to
anyone with a Website.

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Daily Fun

It used to be that only the newspaper was daily, but on the Internet there
are lots of sites that publish every day. The following fun sites are all
very different from each other. The first is a comic strip, the next is a
history site, the third one is a word game, the fourth is a
site-of-the-day, and the last is a joke page. These sites only have two
things in common. They are all fun, and they all publish daily. So for
your dose of daily fun, follow me.


Charles Shultz has been writing and drawing the Peanuts
comic strip for nearly fifty years. Scroll down to the middle of the page
for the strip of the day. But don’t stop there. In addition to a thirty
day archive of Peanuts strips, you’ll find fun Snoopy games, coloring
books, and electronic postcards. And don’t miss Shultz’s own story —
surely an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamed of drawing or writing
for a living. For more daily cartoons, visit Comic Zone from the drop-down
menu in the top left-hand corner.

Today in History


Take a peek back in time with this History Channel feature, which brings
you not just one historic event ("November 1, 1765: Parliament Enacts
the Stamp Act. In the face of widespread opposition in the American
colonies, Parliament enacts the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise
revenue for a standing British army in America.") but several.
Curious about your birthday or any other special date? Enter the month and
date to jump to its unique history. Interested in Wall Street, automotive,
Civil War, or technology history? You’ll also find daily history
categorized by these topics.

Word Game of the Day


"Got two minutes?" These daily puzzles for high-schoolers and
adults come in five
formats, playing with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, word ladder
slang, even some history and geography. The games require a Java-enabled
browser and
are based on reference material from Merriam-Webster. Some are a little
slow to load,
but the game play is very quick and very addictive. Visit the two-month
archive at the
bottom of the page to play previous games.

WorldVillage Family Site of
the Day


Lots of sites produce a Cool Site of the Day feature, but WorldVillage
delivers one that is always family-friendly. And they’ve been doing it
(every day) since January 1997. The site selection is eclectic, as it
should be. Recently chosen sites featured the Yankees and the Braves,
President Teddy Roosevelt, and clean humor.



"Why do fish live in salt water?" Alexander, age 10, tells us
"Because pepper makes them sneeze." Have a joke you want to
share? Submit it to Yahooligans! along with your first name and age and
you just might be published. Sorry, there are no archives of past jokes,
just "a new joke every day."

Surfing the Calendar

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