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Altered pictures, trained fish and selling your photos. We round up our top 10 interesting and diverting websites.

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Every month or so we round up our top 10 websites. Some of the chosen sites have been in the news, some are just trusty favourites and all are worth a visit. Usually, but not always, #10 is a quite sensible website, progressing to a very silly #1 site.

Top ten sites:

10) War medals

2006 marks the 150th anniversary of Britain’s most prestigious medal for courage in action – the Victoria Cross. Anniversary being marked by a book and a television series etc.

9) Lots of info at:


Including this VC story:

"On 30 March 1918 in, Italy, Lieutenant Jerrard, with two other officers on offensive patrol, shot down one of five enemy aircraft. Then flying at 50 feet he attacked an aerodrome with some 19 machines either landing or attempting to take off.

"After destroying one of these he was attacked by more enemy aircraft but, seeing a brother-officer in difficulties, went to assist him, destroying a third enemy machine, then continued his attacks, only retreating, with five machines in pursuit, on the orders of the patrol leader. Even then he repeatedly turned to beat off the enemy until finally forced down. He later achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant."

8) A “citizen journalism agency”

They’ve supplied pics like the photograph of Zinedine Zidane – the French captain, sorcerer and all-round legend – smoking.

7 ) Transfer money over the net

PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the internet. It serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders. PayPal performs payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other corporate users, for which it charges a fee.

6) The online guide to whistling records

The online guide to whistling records – can listen to them – mostly american like:

"Ralph Platt was a Flagstaff, Arizona, businessman and very active in the city's church and civic affairs. Before moving to Arizona, Platt was a featured whistler for eight years at Clifton's famous Cafeteria in Los Angeles. He appeared on coast-to-coast television and once toured with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. He was also a frequent guest at Youth for Christ rallies and evangelistic crusades as well as at service clubs, nature clubs and conventions. For more than a decade, he whistled the theme song and solos on radio’s well-known "Voice Of The Calvary" program."

5) Wood routing

A router is a woodworking tool used to rout out (hollow out) an area in the face of a piece of wood. In America there’s a long running TV programme devoted to wood routing – called The Router Workshop.

4) Is there something wrong?

"The Weekly Gripe is your place on the web to have your say about anything you like. Get that gripe out into the open and tell us what it is that really ticks you off!"

Pic altered by Brian Dilg
Pic altered by Brian Dilg

3) Brian is an expert at Photoshop

You know the way models on the front of magazines look too good to be true? It’s because they are. This website shows you how its done.

Brian Dilg alters advertising shots, Willy Nelson etc using Photoshop.

2) Train your pet fish to perform cool tricks!

"Swim through hoops, jump, limbo, eat from your hand - even play soccer. Guaranteed fun for you AND your fish. This is NOT a joke." etc

1) And this week’s top site:

A large website devoted to carrots – lots of information. Did you know that carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially?

The website also mentioned that:

"If you dream of carrots - it portends prosperity and health; for a young woman to eat them denotes she will contract an early marriage and be the mother of several hardy children."


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