Skip navigation.

Weird Wide Web

Some of the crazy internet antics

Have you ever seen anything stranger than this! I have made refrence to many of the weird things I have come across in my travels through cyber space.

What are they searching for?

There is a new short online TV shows made by Google that - in a light-hearted way - discuss what people currently are searching for. Check out Google Current.
[ 5/27/2006 09:42:00 PM ] Read...

Food Craving Information

Naturopathyworks has a great web page about food cravings. It is a table listing "If you crave this..." then "What you really need is..." and then describes "here are healthy foods that have it". Useful for fixing ones cravings.
[ 3/13/2006 10:32:00 AM ] Read...

Real Life Simpsons Intro

YouTube presents a Real Life Simpsons Intro. This is very funny as it is exactly what the cartoon displays.
[ 3/13/2006 10:08:00 AM ] Read...

Lover of Jam

Would you believe that a person makes a whole site devoted to their liking for jam - a sweet spread one might put on toast.
[ 3/04/2006 01:23:00 AM ] Read...

Email Hoxes

I was just sent by two friends this email and they didn't realise it was a well known hoax. I do wish people would do a quick search to see if what they about to tell people is true.

[ 2/28/2006 08:58:00 AM ] Read...

Find the 33 books of the Bible

The job of digging out the names of 33 books of the Bible hidden in this story should be easy to numbers of you, but it will be a most fascinating search. To tell the truth, it's a lulu. Kept me looking so hard for the facts that I missed the revelation. (I was in a jam, especially since the names were not capitalized.) John and his friends had a picnic. Hanna, recently from Arkansas, brought the banjo, Ellen had the harmonica, and cousin Eugene, sister Diane, and Bonnie brought gumdrops, alms, and pop. Bonnie tossed her shag gaily while Hanna hummed a tune about her pet Cincinnati moth, Yvette. "I like this mat, the way you laid it down, Diane." praised Bonnie. "It's like a graph!" (I, lemonade in hand, thought "Diane, just hope termites don't come!") Nearby was a pasture, and the group saw a big letter "J" on a horse that was limping. Now, Eugene always spoke like a pro. (Verbs were no problem to him.) "Those are abnormal Achilles heels," he proclaimed. "I know that from my horse training in Judea and Jordan. I eliminated other conclusions." How is the search coming? Don't get tired from answering. Yes, there will be some easy, (here is one: Samuel), and others hard to judge. So I admit, it usually causes loud lamentations. One lady says she brews coffee while searching.
[ 2/11/2006 09:56:00 PM ] Read...

Find 30 books of the bible

There are thirty books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "the books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus. There really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found.
[ 2/11/2006 09:54:00 PM ] Read...

Adium X for OSX Instant Messaging Program

Adium - Download: "Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more."
[ 1/11/2006 09:32:00 AM ] Read...

National Public Toilet Map - Reservoir

There is this site that lists all the toilets in Australia. There are five in my suburb of Reservoir.
[ 10/26/2005 06:15:00 PM ] Read...

Gizmo ? A free phone for your computer - skype successor

1 Sound effects - Add Sound Effects to your calls. Open the Dialpad at the bottom of Gizmo Project window and press the emoticon button during a call. You can choose other sounds (or upload your own) from the options menu.
2 Check call quality - Click for the Call Quality Assitant to see bandwidth quality.
3 Pick online status. Green: Available, Red: Away/Do not disturb, Orange: Idle, Blue: On the phone, Grey: Invisible/Offline
4 Online status. Gives the current status of all your contacts.
5 Click Map It to view map of call locations. Get a detailed map of the location of each call.
6 Check favorite to add to quick dial drop-down. Reference quickly people you call frequently.
7 Person being called receives call subject. Let them know immediately the purpose of your call.
8 You can record any call on your Gizmo Project phone with the click of a button. The call record button is in the active call window, next to the mute and hold buttons.
9 Type in Gizmo name or number here to make a call. Gizmo to Gizmo call always free. You can also call any traditional phone using Call Out.
[ 9/15/2005 05:58:00 AM ] Read...

t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic

t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic has facical portraits but these are made from letters of the alphabet.
[ 2/09/2005 08:46:00 AM ] Read...

Mr Wong's Tallest Apartment

World's tallest (online) building! This page takes ages to load -- you have been warned -- but it is VERY worth it. Oh and it is so so so very tall!!
[ 12/15/2004 11:14:00 PM ] Read...

A modern version of 'Who's on first base?'

Costello Wants to buy a Computer from Abbott . . .

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den, and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the names Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my names Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look in the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What have you got?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend office with windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office and it has windows! OK, lets just say, I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W."

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?

ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.

COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: If its a long movie I also want to see reel 2, 3 and 4. Can I watch them?

ABBOTT: Of course.

COSTELLO: Great, with what?

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO; OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?

ABBOTT: You click the blue "1."

COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?

ABBOTT: The blue "1."

COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue "W"?

ABBOTT: The blue 1 is Real One and the blue W is Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: But there's three words in "office for windows"!

ABBOTT: No, just one. but its the most popular Word in the world.


ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It Pretty much wiped out all the other Words.

COSTELLO: And that word is real one?

ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even Part of Office.

COSTELLO: Stop! Don't start that again. What about financial bookkeeping you have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled to my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?



COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off??

ABBOTT: Click on "START". . .

[ 12/08/2004 09:13:00 PM ] Read...

The Bible Confession:

This is my Bible.
It is the Word of God
And I believe it.
I am what it says I am.
I have what it says I have.
I can do what it says I can do.

I am being transformed by the
renewing of my mind.
Today I will take another step
toward God's perfect will.

I am becoming like Jesus.
I am empowered and energised by the Holy Spirit.
I have the desire, discipline and
Determination to be all
God has called me to be.
[ 8/23/2004 08:10:00 AM ] Read...

Thing in a Jar

Thing in a Jar is about some guy who has this thing/shape/form that sits in a jar -- it looks grose! One way to start converstaions hey!
[ 8/21/2004 12:24:00 PM ] Read...

Making of a Brick

Making of a Brick is the very well done animation of how Lego is made.
[ 8/21/2004 12:21:00 PM ] Read...

IM User Guide

IM User Guide - First-time instant messaging users are often confused by the plethora of acronyms used in the IM world. Here is a short list of acronyms you might see when chatting with other instant messaging users:
[ 8/05/2004 02:35:00 PM ] Read...

Netiquette Guidelines

RFC 1855 (rfc1855) - Netiquette Guidelines This document provides a minimum set of guidelines for Network Etiquette (Netiquette) which organizations may take and adapt for their own use. As such, it is deliberately written in a bulleted format to make adaptation easier and to make any particular item easy (or easier) to find. It also functions as a minimum set of guidelines for individuals, both users and administrators.
[ 6/22/2004 04:20:00 PM ] Read...

The Passion of the Christ

The Australian Passion Network - promoting Jesus Christ alongside Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ
[ 3/09/2004 03:25:00 PM ] Read...

Aussie skills!

[ 2/24/2004 02:33:00 PM ] Read...

Weird Facts

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

All polar bears are left handed.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.

[ 1/28/2004 07:47:00 PM ] Read...

A little interesting fact

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wotuhit porbemls. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlhoe...
[ 9/28/2003 08:42:00 PM ] Read...

Microsoft warns of critical flaws

Microsoft warns of critical flaws (August 21, 2003): MICROSOFT has alerted users of 'critical' security flaws in Internet Explorer which could compromise the Windows operating system.

The company flagged two new vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer versions 5.01, 5.5 and 6 - the most serious of which could enable an attacker to run arbitrary code on a user%u2019s system if it browsed a hostile website or opened a specially crafted HTML-based e-mail message.

For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's website, Microsoft said.

The vulnerability affects computers that have Internet Explorer installed.

Microsoft warns users do not have to be using Internet Explorer as their web browser to be affected by the issue"
[ 8/31/2003 10:47:00 AM ] Read...

The Aussie Bible

The Aussie Bible is a great read and refreshing for those who find other versions difficult to understand.
[ 8/25/2003 09:49:00 PM ] Read...

Hopes petition will push church to overturn gay priests decisions

Hopes petition will push church to overturn gay priests decisions.
[ 8/23/2003 01:39:00 PM ] Read...

Bible Smiles

Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?
A. Ruthless.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?
A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew
out a little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's
Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because
the apostles were all in one Accord.

Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer
lived in Eden?
A. "Your mother ate us out of house and home."

Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck.
[ 8/09/2003 11:22:00 AM ] Read...

Brain Teaser

Driving to Denver :: This is really a very simple problem, but many people find it deeply counter-intuitive.

You are driving by car to a particular destination, and our only assumption is that you are free to drive at any speed you choose - no traffic jams or anything like that. For the first half of the journey (i.e.half the distance) you drive at 20 miles per hour ... continued and answered
[ 7/23/2003 08:43:00 AM ] Read...

Mark Stay

Your Pen Lines Wash Off? - My sisters husband's name is Mark Stay. He is now a product that you can buy for very cheap too. Get him now!
[ 11/01/2002 07:26:00 AM ] Read...

Apple Collectibles

RedLightRunner - The Source for Apple Logo Collectibles!. Apple collectibles are rare. Because Apple items are rare, and there are no "distribution centers" for a reseller of Apple Collectibles to buy from. And that is why Apple promotional items are desirable.

Apple is the most innovative, creative computer company in the world. Apple promotional stuff wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the scientists and engineers who continuously create innovative products and technologies. It's the integrity of these people and the products they create which cause Apple promotional stuff to turn into valuable Apple logo collectibles--regardless whether we own them or you own them.

[ 10/27/2002 10:42:00 AM ] Read...

Weird News

Offbeat. ABC News Online. Read all the latest breaking weird news.
[ 4/22/2002 10:16:00 PM ] Read...

I trust that this Weird Wide Web helps bring you up to date with what I have been up to recently. If you want to contact me then click here. Thanks for reading some of my thoughts. If you want to read some of the older files then they have been stored in the archives here.


Useful Links

Follow mikeallbutt on Twitter