Friday Time Killers

Today's Front Pages

"Today's Front Pages" is an online presentation of one of the Newseum's most popular exhibits. Every morning, more than 400 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages to the Newseum via the Internet. When the Newseum opens in 2007 in downtown Washington, D.C., the Front Page Gallery will give visitors an up-close look at the day's news on 80 newspaper front pages from every state, the District of Columbia and countries around the world. The gallery — featuring a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol — will provide the perfect setting for visitors contemplating the relationship between press and democracy.

Until then, the full selection of each day's front pages is available on newseum.org by 9:30 a.m. daily.

Catch the Sudoku Craze

Friday Time Killers
(a new feature from LISNews)

The fastest growing craze in puzzles these days is Sudoku, a 9-grid number puzzle. Your patrons may have asked you about them (mine have!). Addictinggames.com has a version you can play online--three new puzzles every day.

Waste your time and stave off Alzheimer's, all in one blow!

Browse Webcams From Around The World

These webcams were found automatically through a variety of clever search techniques. Their owners might or might not have intended for them to be public. But they obviously are. Many of them are security cameras in companies or semi-public places. If you hover over the picture you'll see what location information is available. If you click on it, a window will open and you can see a live video feed, plus comments and ratings and other information. 1288 webcams are available as of last scan. I've seen several libraries come up from time to time.All these cams Should Be safe for viewing at the reference desk, though I make no promises.

If you want to go hunting for new cams, See More Googleable unsecured webcams, Still more random Googleable webcams or Googling unsecured webcams, from BoingBoing.

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