People Searcher

http://www.pipl.com/

This site calls itself ‘the most comprehensive people search engine on the web’ – it crawls what it calls ‘the deep web’…

“Also known as “invisible web”, the term “deep web” refers to a vast
repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases
that general-purpose web crawlers  cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines.

Since
most personal profiles, public records and other people-related
documents are stored in databases and not on static web pages, most of
the higher-quality information about people is simply “invisible” to a
regular search engine.”

I’ve tested this out and you will find that while it does find a lot more info than say a Google search would and you should be able to find most people in the developed world you may not be able to access a whole lot of information on those people. In any case, if you looking to track old acquaintances give this a try first.

Truck Spills

http://www.truckspills.com/

“Every day trucks pass us on the highway and we are completely unaware
of what they may be carrying. But when one overturns, we get a peek
into what is being carted around right under our noses. Sometimes, it’s
just a common item that we’re not accustomed to seeing spilled on the
road. Sometimes, it’s a truck full of things we never thought about
being hauled around by the truckfull.”

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Truckload of cocaine overturns? You’d better believe it…!

Latin Words and Expressions

Latin words and expressions – all you need to know.

Actually it probably isn’t all you need to know because I can think of a few other things that you may need to know if you were in a Latin speaking country, but…ah yes there aren’t any of those anymore so never mind eh…?

Ever wondered what some of those phrases like ‘ipso facto’, ‘ad hoc’, ‘habeus corpus’ actually mean? Well this page has the answers to those plus some general vocabulary as well..

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Latin documentary text (Acknowledgement of Debt) 2nd Century AD