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Site Scout: Flix, bad burns and John Lennon

MOVING PICTURES: From the beginning, people have been fascinated by pictures. Especially motion pictures.

Follow the development of the movie biz at The Complete History of the Discovery of Cinematography.

The site tracks the development of the cinema through 2,500 years leading to the first movies in the late 1800s.

precinemahistory.net

CHECK THOSE BURNS: If you like, or detest, sideburns, you've got to take a look at Bad Burns.

The site is guaranteed to interest or amuse anyone who has ever commented on the facial hair adorning a man.

Among the celebrities in the collection are Elvis Presley, Mr. T, James Dean, John Travolta, Michael Richards and Jason Priestly.

There's also a cool quote from Shakespeare:

``He that hath sideburns is more than a youth, and he that hath no sideburns is less than a man.''

badburns.bizland.com

LIFE OF LENNON: It's been almost 20 years since the death of John Lennon.

The online version of Rolling Stone magazine offers an in-depth look at the life and times of one of rock music's legends.

Among the features are interviews with 34 artists, who talk about where they were when they heard of Lennon's death.

rollingstone.com/sections/special/ lennon/

SAFER CAMPUSES: Keep track of reported criminal offenses at more than 6,000 colleges and universities.

The Campus Security Statistics Web site is produced by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.

The department assists schools in providing students with a safe environment.

ope.ed.gov/security/

ONLINE TREASURE HUNT: Here's a new high-tech treasure hunting game using Web resources.

The sport requires the use of a global positioning system device to find stuff others have stashed in unusual places.

The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up stashes all over the world and share the locations of these stashes on the Internet. GPS users can use the location coordinates to find the stashes.

geocaching.com

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