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April 2001


A Little Bit Of Trivia

Run your mouse over the colored balls to find the answers

A channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a surface. What is a rabbet?

Stucco What material used as a rough wall coating, usually for exterior walls, may include sand, lime, gypsum, and portland cement?

Frank Lloyd Wright In 1937, what architect designed a house known as Fallingwater for the Kaufmann family?

Soffit The underside of a part of a building is known as what?

Fascia A horizontal piece that covers the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves is known as what?

Drywall What word that first appeared in the fifties is another term for plasterboard?

Pella What corporation was founded in 1925 as the Rolscreen Company?

Owens-Corning In the 1980s, what company used the United Artists character, the Pink Panther, in its commercials for insulation?

Sherwin-Williams What company began in 1866 by producing paints for carriages and buggies?

Mosaics Bits of colored glass, stone, ceramics, and other materials are components of what decoration that was used as flooring in ancient Rome?

It's the time of year when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and paint is peeling. There are some home repair projects that are easy for anyone to do, but when you need help, your local hardware store is a great place to begin. Below are three links from well-known national chains, but there are many more resources both on the web and in your local yellow pages. Good luck!

Ace Hardware

Myths, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends

We all get them - those e-mails warning us of dire happenings to our computers, our credit cards, or even our physical well-being. Which ones are true and which are fake? Before clogging someone's mail with a warning, check it out to be absolutely sure it isn't just another rumor.

Computer Virus Myths home page

CIAC Internet Hoaxes

Urban Legends and Folklore - Home Page

Korova Multimedia Hoax du Jour

If you're a member of AOL, check out KEYWORD: VIRUS for some great information and links on viruses, trojan horses, password sniffers, worms, and those infernal hoaxes.