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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 April 2007, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

Off the Map

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They call them Visionary Artists - creatives who have never been to an art school or been taught how to create art but who have still made incredible works, either whilst redecorating their houses or maybe painting their back yards.

You can either start surfing by clicking Tour Backyard Paradises which will open up a separate flash page where you can look at different artists' works from around the world. This is quite fun as it is interactive but a bit more bandwidth-hungry.

The other option is to click See The Travelogue which goes to a list-style page with the same information on and will load quicker if you do not have a fast connection.

One of my personal favourites is Bottle Village by Tressa Prisbey. She started building it in 1956 when it began life as a single structure to house her collection of 17,000 pencils.

Since then it has grown to 13 structures which she has connected with mosaic flooring, simply using coloured disposed-of bottles. What is particularly cool about this section is the zoom-in feature, as it reveals the intricate details she went into in order to create her village.

And if you really feel inspired by these artists, well you are in luck, because the site creators have given you the opportunity to create your very own backyard paradise with the items they have selected for you. A really nice touch.


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Now this site is for your precious memories. Yes literally.

As the address suggests, this website is all about remembering stuff - an online repository for all your favourite memories: a funny incident, a proud moment perhaps, or simply a commentary of a great game that your football team has won.

Here you can simply post them to the site, either to be viewed by you or your friends, or for all and sundry to enjoy.

And if you really are passionate about your memories you can turn them in to a good read, decorate it with few pictures and enter it to the competition to win some rememory bucks.

Do not expect them to worth too much in the outside world - though if you make enough of them you can at least console yourself with a prize.

Overall a nice website to take a trip down memory lane, socialise and learn a few things from people around the world along the way.

Movie Spoiler

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Now, if you are the kind of person who cannot resist shouting out "the butler did it!" at moviegoers outside a theatre, then this next site will be right up your street.

The Movie Spoiler gives you brief synopses for a fair few major Hollywood releases. The home page has the most recent additions, and there are dozens more to explore in the archive, which, in addition to proving useful for those with a mean streak, could be genuinely handy if you have come out of a film thinking "Eh? Didn't quite follow that!"

And of course you can always just read the first few paragraphs of the summary to see whether a particular movie is likely to appeal before you see it - an idea which is complemented by the official movie trailer at the beginning of the spoiler itself.

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