FUN'S AROUND THE CORNER At Emmett Scott's Cartoon Corner www.cartooncorner.com there are interactive fun and games that test your brain while tickling your funny bone. You can test your brain power against Peetie Heffer, the World's Smartest Cow. Use the Funny Pages to strengthen your funny bone. You even get to write your own gags! If you like to draw cartoons, Emmett will share his secret in the Art Studio. Tired from all that fun? Click yourself through the Stories section. Emmett shares some of his stories, poems and other writings that only take a minute and are just right for bedtime. (This site is no longer available.) BE A CYBER-SPELUNKER Explore the fascinating world of caves without the fear of falling rocks or roaming bears by doing it on-line at The Virtual Cave. Bring your flashlight to www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave and you'll wander alongside pearls, cave popcorn and the ever-lurking death coral. If you're lucky, you'll even get the chance to enjoy a raft cone or soda straw. Just keep an eye on the ground, or you may find yourself falling into a cave bathtub. The Virtual Cave isn't for the eyes only. There are plenty of sounds to download, too. And if you're a true adventurer, visit the mysterious animal tracks deep inside a Central American cave. Today is the day to become a real cyber-spelunker.
EXPLORE THE WHOLE WORLD Did you know that there are different kinds of deserts all over the world, from the sands of the Sahara to the cactus-covered ground of Arizona? "Deserts of Our World" is just one of the great features in the latest edition of OneWorld Magazine. This electronic magazine makes you a worldwide explorer on the World Wide Web. Get your ticket to this adventure at www.oneworldmagazine.org and explore the stories, photographs and artwork from Australia to Zimbabwe. Learn the real story of Nanook of the North, visit the World Gallery to see traditional arts from around the globe, and be sure to check out the Crocodile Files (in the Myths & Tales section). Your computer is your ship to an incredible voyage. So grab your passport and explore!
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1. Where in the world can you find Showerhead formations in caves?
Dear Gregory: There are lots of servers all over the world connected to lots of smaller networks. Connected together they make up the Internet. A WWW server can serve up pages from one single company or be a server for lots of individual home pages along with organizations and businesses, too. The name of the server is the first few words or characters in the URL.
Dear Readers: Here are some words you should know when you use the Internet.
FTP (File Transport Protocol) There is a whole other world on the Internet besides the World Wide Web. FTP is the protocol (like a language) for servers that store files or resources that you can download.
HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) You see these letters before every URL. A protocol is a language that servers use. When they talk HTTP, they are talking the language of the World Wide Web.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) An address for a site on the World Wide Web. It's all the characters you type into your browser. Remember that a URL has to be typed exactly right and cannot contain any blank spaces.