Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Wonka>> Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Official Site
Definitely one of the better film sites of recent months (not least because ther’s a version optimised for people on dial-up connections, so you don’t have to have broadband to enjoy it). There are mini-sites for each of the children who tour the Wonka Factory, plus a set 5 great addictive games including Chocolate Rapids, in which you help to steer Willy Wonka’s boat throught the churning rapids of the chocolate river and Oompa Lumpa Round Up in which Veruca Salt has to round up her very own pet Oompa Lumpa!

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Cambridge Folk Festival

Folk >> Cambridge Folk Festival on Radio 2
Radio 2 is live from Cambridge this weekend, with interviews, acoustic sessions and live music highlights. You’ll find full line-up details, a schedule of Radio 2’s festival coverage and Mark Radcliffe’s pick of the acts playing this year’s event

The best TV adverts ever?

Website of the Day: 28th July 2005

Visit4info_1 >> Visit 4 Info: Video showcase of the best TV and Cinema Adverts
What’s your favourite TV or cinema advert of recent years? The chances are you’ll find the video featured on this site which showcases some of the funniest or most creative adverts. It seems to be aimed primarily at the advertising industry but is still a really entertaining bookmark for home users. You can search for a specific ad by product name or type, by date or by key word. Alternatively you can just enjoy watching some of the featured ads from lists like Top 10 Cool Ads, Sexy Ads or Funny ads.
Miles’ favourites:
>> Hi … I’m Ray Gardener …
>> Me Ears Are Alight

Vote on Baby Names

Notjunior_1 >> Not Junior
This is another attempt to apply the Pop Idol or Big Brother model to naming your unborn baby. Expectant parents can create a shortlist of names and then launch a public online vote to canvas opinion on the shortlist. See also:
>> Baby Name Wizard
>> Name Our Baby
>> The Institute for Naming Children Humanely

Help find a cure for cancer

Website of the Day 25th July 2005

Screensaverlifesaver

>> Oxford University Screensaver Lifesaver Project
This isn’t new, but like The Hunger Site it’s a brilliant use of the web to make the world a better place, so always warrants a repeat plug!
Oxford’s Screensaver Lifesaver Project is one of the highest-profile examples of "grid computing", in which people volunteer their computers’ spare processing power to help the fight against disease. To take part in the project, just download an "intelligent screensaver" which kicks in when your machine is idle.

Interactive recipes for befuddled cooks

Website of the Day: Friday 22nd July 2005

Eveninginn >> The Evening Inn – Interactive Cookery
Now this is good – a food and cookery site which works even for those who are renowned for culinary muppetry! This excellent interactive cookbook calculates ingredient quantities for how many servings you need and adds a time scheduler which tells you exactly when to add each ingredient in order to get your meal on the table in time.

Happy Birthday Friends Reunited / Amazon Search Inside

Website of the Day: 20th July 2005

Frconnections Happy 5th Birthday to Friends Reunited today:
>> Friends Reunited
>> Genes Reunited
>> Friends Reunited Connections

Searchinside_1 and welcome to Amazon UK’s "Search Inside" facility which lets you search the text of over 125 thousand books for key words or phrases, making the site as much an invaluable research tool as it is an uber-retailer.
>> Amazon UK Search Inside