Week of May 08, 2005

Risky Business

You're better safe than sorry at www.nfpa.org/riskwatch/kids.html. With Risk Watch: Make Time for Safety, you'll become a safer citizen. Go on the Home Hazard Hunt to discover items around the house that can be dangerous for kids and the appropriate way to store them. Play It Safe shows you the safe way to participate in lots of fun activities such as boating or biking. If you're ready for a challenge, check out Safety Search for tricky word searches that use safety terms. Then, stop by Safety Sliders for interactive puzzles. Slide the pieces into place to reveal an important safety tip. Caution: This site is dangerously fun. (This site is no longer available.)

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What should never be left on the stove in the Home Hazard Hunt?



When were potbellied pigs first imported to the United States?



In what year did Walter Deimer invent Dubble Bubble?



This Little Piggy

Go hog wild as you discover The Joy of Pigs with PBS Nature at www.pbs.org/
. Pigs aren't only found in barns. Join the potbellies Maynard and Cecil in Pigs as Pets to find out why more and more pigs are calling a house their home. Smart, Clean and Lean helps set the record straight on common misconceptions that surround pigs. Snort around in Pigs Around the World to learn the distinguishing characteristics of the babirusa, Red River Hog and other pig species of the world. Oink you glad you weren't a boar and checked this site out?

Dubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Chew on a little gum knowledge with America's Original Dubble Bubble at www.dubblebubble.com. Before you go any further, learn all about the Facts & History of gum. Then find out How to Blow Bubbles with the help of a teaspoon of peanut butter. Take the Virtual Tour to get the sticky truth about this delicious treat inside a Bubble Gum Factory. Tell your own Gum Stories and read about other kids’ gummy experiences. Be sure to get bubbly over the Fun & Games. You can even create your own bubble gum comic. Hurry before this bubble of knowledge pops! (This site is no longer available.)

What do you think about keeping wild animals in captivity?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What do the “F” keys on a keyboard do? — Zaland, London

Dear Zaland: The F1 through F12 keys on the top of your keyboard are function keys that allow you to command the computer to complete a task. For example, in most programs F1 is the help key. However, every program has assigned different tasks to the various function keys. Therefore, it may be a good idea to learn the purpose of each function key in the program that you're working in. For a brief overview of the function keys, visit www.elmlane.com/
. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How can I put music on my Web site? — Andrea, Mesa, Ariz.

Dear Andrea: Putting music on your Web site can be a great addition to its content. However, you should make sure your site plays songs that people are going to want to hear each time they visit. The Site Wizard at www.thesitewizard.com/webdesign/backgroundmusic.
contains directions to help you add music to your site, along with HTML code to follow. After carefully reading over the information, your site will be playing tunes in no time!

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