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May 17, 2003 11:31 IST

Remember the times when your teachers goofed up? Teach your machine to make weird sounds. Share your concern about SARS. And know more about your pets.

Teachers usually brings to our mind, strict, spectacle-wearing individuals with a sharp tongue. But what happens when they happen to goof up? When they blunder or make a fool of themselves?

This site attempts to record these gems so we remember those classic utterances by professors that made school life so very memorable!

Spread over about 50 pages (and growing), there is a load of material to make you smile. Then, there's studentquotes.com to give you the other side of the story. You can submit your favourite memories and quotes too.

Back at work, this is a useful site to impress the boss. While you're having a quick nap, this site will make 'busy' sounds – banging your keyboard, typing furiously - just so the boss is convinced!

And if you're in the mood for some serious issues, you can join a community discussion on SARS in your own city. Meet ups are being organised aimed at getting people together to air their concerns about the new epidemic.

The site provides a forum to encourage people to meet up on the fourth Tuesday of every month. In India you can attend the meet in Delhi, Mumbai and Allahabad by signing up. There are also heaps of other issues and locations worldwide, so all you need is to register.

Weekends are for fun with family, friends and of course, pets! Even if you don't have one right now, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has created animaland.org, worth a browse through.

It talks about the need for a humane treatment to our animals. The pet care guide is designed to help you take good care of your animals. The animal encyclopaedia has some research material for you arranged in the alphabetical order. Then there are cute anecdotes by pet owners.

You can also ask questions like "Why do dogs bark?" 

And if you're interested in taking up animal care as a profession, the career centre has all the details. Be aware of serious issues involving animals. Browse through some interesting articles. Indulge in some fun with activities like games and cartoons. And then don't forget to practice with your pet. After a hard week's work, it's a great way to relax.

 

Bijoy AK