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15 Awesome Websites to Bookmark

Updated on October 13, 2014

Surfing the internet is an amazing experience. The endless websites are to a web surfer what a toy store is to a kid. Some sites stand out, not only for their professionalism and appearance but for the useful information they give. Others are just plain fun. Here are a few awesome sites I've run across through the years and visit often. I hope you will want to as well.


1) GasBuddy.com

With the unstable price of gas, it's always nice to know ahead of time where the best prices in your city are. GasBuddy keeps an active list of gas prices in every U.S. state and Canada. They offer historical price charts for your information as well as fuel saving tips.

http://www.gasbuddy.com/


2) Intellicast.com

Here's a great traffic site as well as a weather site. It offers up-to-date incident reports and road construction in your area. They have weather alerts and storm warnings. Intellicast.com also offers a trip planner to let you know about flights at your nearest airport.

http://www.intellicast.com/Travel/Driving/Traffic.aspx


3) Earthcam.com

The EarthCam Network offers live streaming cams of places like Boston, Niagra Falls, Miami and many places around the world. See things as they really are in live time. You can also watch a panda bear at the zoo. Great site to prowl around in.

http://www.earthcam.com/


4) Hodar.com

This website offers observatory weather, radar maps, investing news and history, city live cams and many other wonderful things. It is a professional site with information on terrorists threat levels, where earthquakes have occurred and more. A must visit.

http://hodar.com/


5) USGS.gov

A government website that calls itself "your source for science you can use". And it is. Covering everything from geology to biology to geography, this site is interesting as well as informative.

http://www.usgs.gov/


6) Google Earth

At earth.google.com, you can fly anywhere on earth to view satellite imagery, maps and terrains. This well-known sight is one of the most awesome on the net.

http://earth.google.com/


7) NASA.gov

This NASA site offers images, videos and the science of space. It includes an interactive feature where you can be part of space exploration. Very user-friendly and informational.

http://www.nasa.gov/


8)Govdeals.com

GovDeals is the place where government agencies across America sell surplus and confiscated items on the internet. You can search for items near you by typing in your zip code. There really are some great deals to be had here from file cabinets to tractors to cars to jewelry. Check it out.

http://www.govdeals.com/eas/index.cfm


9) NationMaster.com

Nation Master is a huge central data source where you can graphically compare nations. Here you can generate maps, graphs and statistics with ease. It is a one-stop resource for statistics spanning a wide variety of subjects.

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php


10) Newseum.org

The Newseum displays the front pages of major newspapers across the United States and across the globe. If you enjoy staying up on the news, this is the place to go. There are also trivia facts and fun and games.

http://www.newseum.org/


11) FARK.com

FARK is the destination for unusual news. It picks up stories of an unusual nature and reports it (with a bit of humorous commentary). Always good for a laugh or a grunt.

http://www.fark.com/


12) Playa Cofi Jukebox

Hundreds of songs celebrating our musical heritage. You can choose the genre your interested in from 1950 on. A great place to reminisce musically.

http://tropicalglen.com/


13) Optical Illusions

This website will wow you. They offer 83 optical illusions and visual phenomena. You don't have to be a scientist to enjoy this sight but it is a scientific site. Awesome stuff.

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/


14)Oddcast

This is a fun site. You type in a phrase and the character will say it aloud with whatever accent you choose. I like swearing with a British accent.

http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal


15) OneMotion.com

Another fun place. You can play with a realistic looking spider, play the snake game or breakdance. The kids will love it too.

http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider/


Bookmark your favorites and have fun.


For more great websites - click here --- http://hubpages.com/_36otspfnata5l/hub/20-Awesome-Global-Websites-to-Bookmark


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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Such endless discoveries, these are great! Bookmarking them for sure.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Thank you for these suggestions suziecat. I haven't heard of many of them, will check these out for sure. Voted up, awesome, and useful :)

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      newusedcarssacram 5 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      thanks for suggesting this kind of wonderful sites...!!

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks everyone.

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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      wow!! that's a great list of sites which I have not aware of it thanks for sharing it here

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      Java Programs 5 years ago from India

      Hi suziecat7, What a wonderful list of cool bookmarking websites. ?.. I will be using them now .... Thanks for the wonderful hub .... Keep the good work up .... Thanks

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very cool information! I have bookmarked several of your suggested sites as per your recommendation. Thanks for the easy read.

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      feenix 5 years ago

      Hello, suziecat,

      Thank you very much for publishing this very educational and informative hub. I can already see that the information you provided here is going to be very helpful for me in the future.

      And, for the time being, I have "killed 15 birds with one stone" by bookmarking this hub.

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      Ricardo 5 years ago

      thank you for these website information i just came to this page here in the end of 2011 and i still find it applicable thank you so much.

      Ricardo

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      explorations 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      awesome lens you have here, suzie.. it helps me a lot since im looking for relevant sites to bookmark...i voted this up..

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      sreenath 6 years ago

      thanks your website is really awesome and useful and entertaining.thank you very very much

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      VendettaVixen 6 years ago from Ireland

      I am mesmorised by the GovDeals idea. I may just move to America so I can actually use it.

      I do visit Fark from time to time and it's always good for a laugh.

      I'd also like to suggest Cracked.com. List-based humour can't be beat.

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      Jean Long 6 years ago from India

      This is really a great hub. I like it. I am gonna see all 15 website. I am aware of google earth only out of 15 websites. Thank you a lot.

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      skyfire 6 years ago

      I was unaware of 'earthcam'. Thanks for the list. :)

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      whiplashinfo 6 years ago from Denver,Colorado,USA

      I love it!

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      Rose Frankie 6 years ago

      nice info Hub

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      danfresnourban 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Many people would have gone the easy route, and selected the big sites that everybody knows. Thank you for presenting this awesome hub with these resources. Many of these sites, I was unaware of.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for all the sites. I will have to check them out, especially the government site. I need a good car for cheap so I will check that out soon. Can't wait to read more and meet you formally. Best wishes Suzie.

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      Online Medical Training 6 years ago

      This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post....

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks for reading, Treasure.

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Well done! I bookmarked this hub! This is a real gem. Thanks for sharing your hard work. Read about you in the recent newsletter - I am looking forward to reading more by you.

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for reading, commenting and adding other interesting links.

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      ipnomad 6 years ago

      My current favorite is http://www.whosampled.com - great for finding links between songs such as who covered a song, remixes of a song and songs that sampled certain songs.

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      funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

      Will try this right about NOW.

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      Tiago Marcelo 6 years ago

      The Optical Illusions website is fun!

      Great Hub.

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      pleohub 6 years ago from Cebu City

      Really great hub. I just hope the that Intellicast would work on our area.

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      Bilalnr 6 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

      Awesome Hub suziecat7!!!!!

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks, everyone.

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      wpexplorer 6 years ago from USA

      Nice links! I am really liking this GovDeals.com site. I had never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      They really are worth bookmarking. Thanks.

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      nabiha.hayat 6 years ago

      Hey great stuff, thank you for sharing this useful information and i will let know my friends as well.sending flowers to germany|send flowers france|valentine day flower delivery NewZealand

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      azure_sky 6 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Thanks for this interesting hub! I just bookmarked a couple of the websites... Thanks for sharing!!

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      Visiting Quebec 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great list of informative sites. Often I feel in a daze and don't know where to go when I surf the net.

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      kims3003 6 years ago

      very well done hub with great list of bookmark sites. nice work

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      mecheshier - You are welcome - thanks for stopping by.

      Jimmy - thanks - I'll try.

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      Jimmy 6 years ago

      Thank you. If possible post an update.

      Your hubs Rock!

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      mecheshier 6 years ago

      What a great reference article. Thank you for such wonderful links!

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for your kind words.

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Your hub is also worth bookmarking! Thanks for sharing those great sites with us.

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      truevisions 6 years ago

      Nice post, Thanks for your sharing.

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      Marking your hubsite. I only know 4 of these sites and a new one I like from your suggestions is Oddcast. Thanks.

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      unique fashion trends 6 years ago

      your 15 bookmark sites are very good and useful for anyone and also for me.

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      John 6 years ago

      Love this site. Very nicely done. You may want to check mine out http://www.awesomewebsites.org/

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for your kind comments.

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      lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Some great ideas in there, thanks!

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      Vie Singal 6 years ago

      My kids love Onemotion... and I've been using Intellicast everyday for the last 2 years. Great to know I'm not alone! Thanks for the info.

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      arik 6 years ago

      great site lists.. but i cant see any live cams on earthcam :(

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      Xishan Ansari 6 years ago from Pakistan

      impressive information like it :)

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      masterarts 6 years ago

      great hub tnx for that share

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      K. L. Potter 6 years ago from Chicago

      What a terrific list. I had a blast with Oddcast!

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      KLeichester 6 years ago

      Thanks for the post. It is an interesting read.

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      HomeInsights 7 years ago

      These sound like some great sites. Thank you, will surely check them out.

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      Sammylin54 7 years ago

      Hey that's awesome Suziecat7!

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      Jennie 7 years ago

      Great list!

      I have bookmarked all sites.

      I also love to visit these 2 sites:

      http://hubpages.com/@www

      http://www.iyogi.ca

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      infomanic - I'm glad you liked them.

      DFoytik - Thanks for your comment.

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      DFoytik 7 years ago from USA

      Great links!

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      infomanic 7 years ago

      great Hub, Suzie very interesting sites.

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      replica breguet watches 7 years ago

      Your post is really informative for me. I liked it very much.

      Keep sharing such important posts.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      You're welcome.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      I will book mark this one thanks.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Athlyn and Angela - you are welcome.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 7 years ago from United States

      Thanks so much for sharing these, especially the gasbuddy.com website!!!

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      Athlyn 7 years ago

      Wow! this is fantastic info. Thanks for sharing these links.

      Google Maps now offers a street-level view. you grab the little yellow man and place it down on a street and if the area is enabled you can see someone's house. This is a great tool for exploring areas one may not have the chance to visit.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Ultimatepotential - There are some good ones here. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      ultimatepotential 7 years ago from India

      These websites are simply awesome and interesting. Glad you shared the links.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Hi Moneylady - glad you enjoyed.

      Adorababy - thanks so much for reading.

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      adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Great sites. I have bookmarked a couple of them already.

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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      Good stuff!! THX!

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      seo tactics 7 years ago

      wow, some very cool sites!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Yes, Intellicast is good. Gasbuddy is a regular for me also -

      Rose - nice to see you.

      Thank you all for stopping by.

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      Rose Kolowinski 7 years ago

      This is a fun list! I will have to try out the optical illusion site - I love things like that! Very nice hub!

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      DevinG 7 years ago from Redlands

      I do agree that a lot of these websites are awesome to bookmark! And I did not know about gasbuddy, so it is now favorited! Still, 2.99 a gallon >.< heh

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      save my system 7 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Intellicast is a really good one. It is great informative hub, and thanks for sharing it with us. However all the remaining sites are also pretty cool as well little bit different from the web sites we often come across. I hope you will continue this and introduce some great stuff of the Internet.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      GeneralH - Glad you stopped by.

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Bookmarked it thanks a lot for sharing...

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      You are welcome.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Another great information hub. Thank you for sharing

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      Sophie 7 years ago

      The Oddcast Demo was my absolute favorite! I like making the UK man Daniel say: You are Poo! It's hilarious and Adorable!

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      varkjie 7 years ago

      wow, some very cool sites! Thanks

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      Sophie 7 years ago

      You know, I really think it would be nicer if SitePals was free... I still like the doing the demo on Oddcast though.

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I will add this to my bookmarks. It's nice to have maps of where to go and how to get there.

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      Rock & Roll T Shirts 7 years ago

      It's gud but not unique.Rock & Roll T Shirts

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for stopping by. Govdeals. com is great and changes all the time.

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      rdelp 7 years ago

      I'm checking out govdeals.com to see if there is anything interesting on there.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      wow... what a cool collection of sites !!!!!!! Thanks!

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      Marquis 7 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

      Not always the type of sites in which I visit, they are still interesting.

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      mpurcell10 7 years ago from Arkansas

      Great list will bookmark this page to check all of them out.Thanks for sharing.

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      Great informative hub! I am not familiar with most of them. That means I will check them out. I love google earth though and I have been visiting it often.

      Thank you very much for sharing.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      what a fun site and such great info . . no wonder it rates so high .. everyone has got to be bookmarking it and coming back. . like i am going to do right now!!!

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      jerrydel44 7 years ago

      Well worth the read. I also am bookmarking so I can spend more time with these sites. Excellent

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      Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Cool hub! I will take a look at the sites!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for reading - the internet is a wonderful place, isn't it?

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      Bookmarking Demon 7 years ago

      Good discussion you gave more hint to make our work easy and fast. You have also provided with links nice work in there. If this can be found by more SEO they'll be happy on this keep up the good works

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      scheng1 8 years ago

      very interesting. I think you can even use google earth to find where your spouse goes!

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      samironwebtrack 8 years ago

      really very amazing website, thanks and keep it up.

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      Nik @ Computer repair Lincoln 8 years ago

      Great list, thank you for taking the time to post it.

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      K Partin 8 years ago

      Very cool, I knew about a couple of these already but I will visit the ones I didn't know about for sure!

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      K Partin 8 years ago

      Very cool, I knew about a couple of these already but I will visit the ones I didn't know about for sure!

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      gupshupblog 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks :)

      Cheers :)

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Great sites, I love Fark, they are very funny.