Spirit of St. Louis At the young age of 25, Charles Lindbergh was the toast of the world after becoming the first person to fly across the Atlantic. At PBS' American Experience Web site dedicated to Lindbergh, you'll discover a fascinating world of aviation and adventure. Jump into the cockpit with this American hero at www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ amex/ lindbergh. You'll love the interactive version of the trans-Atlantic flight, complete with maps and minute-by-minute information. Milestones in Aviation Timeline will bring you back to the heyday of Orville and Wilbur Wright in the early 1900s right up to such major events as Amelia Earhart's historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean during 1932. Don't forget to check out special features on Lindbergh's daredevil antics and his legendary Spirit of St. Louis.
Explore the Memory Funny how sometimes we can remember a television show from five years ago but can't remember the punch line to the joke a friend told yesterday. Maybe this will help you remember: www.exploratorium.edu/ memory. The Memory Exhibit takes you deep in the brain and out into the corners of the world. Why not start with a little tour of a sheep's brain! This video dissection will be hard to forget. Once you've learned where memory is stored, check out Memory Solitaire and Droodles to get your noggin ticking. Can't remember where you put your homework? Then do a little homework at the Memory Exhibit and flex those brain muscles! Play Ball! From New York City to small towns coast-to-coast, kids have long loved playing street games after school. At The Games We Used to Play, you'll hang out with friends from all over, strutting your stuff in games like Kick the Can, Stoopball and Skulley. Bring a rubber ball and plenty of energy to www.streetplay.com and meet the urban legends in your neighborhood. The rules are simple, but the competition can be stiff! Read about players discussing the best playgrounds, the coolest wall games, boxball, and the rising sport of handball. You could have the time of your life.
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Dear Amy: Is there a place where I can actually search for my distant relatives?--Shannon, Nicholasville, Ky. Dear Shannon: Actually, there are thousands of places to search for your distant relatives. Cyndi's List at www.cyndislist.com claims to have more than 41,700 genealogy links alone. Cyber-rooting, researching and building your family tree, is becoming one of the most popular activities on the Web. It's fun for the whole family and lots of people end up building a home page around their research. You may find yourself in the library or reading gravestones to slueth out your roots. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)