These twelve Site-of-the-Day entries were randomly selected from our archive for your enjoyment. Use the fields below to search for a specific entry or date.
April 15, 2021
Animated Knots by Grog is the web’s #1 site for learning how to tie knots. From Boating Knots, Fishing Knots, and Climbing Knots to tying a tie, or even Surgical Knots — they’ve got it covered. Follow along as ropes tie themselves, showing just the essential steps, so you can master a knot in no time. Jump into any category to get started. If you’re unsure where to begin, try starting with the Basics, our Knot of the Day, Grog’s Blog or check out every knot we’ve got!
July 05, 2023
WindowSwap is here to fill that deep void in our wanderlust hearts by allowing us to look through someone else's window, somewhere in the world.
April 11, 2023
Nat Geo Map Maker
Empower your learners to explore Earth's interconnected systems through a collection of curated basemaps, data layers, and annotation tools.
July 17, 2023
This Beach Does Not Exist
Check out this AI-based synthetic beach generator.
January 06, 2021
Comic Book Layout Maker
Ever wanted to create your own comic book? This is a free comic book layout maker that will help you do just that.
October 26, 2023
Social Security Admin: Calculators
"This Social Security planner page lists calculators you can use to figure your retirement and disability benefits and benefits for your survivors."
September 13, 2022
Digital Musem of Plugs and Sockets
This site displays an amazing collection of modern and classic domestic plugs and sockets from all over the world.
May 07, 2022
SSEC: Earth's Current Temps/Clouds
"The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is an internationally known research and development center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a history of remote sensing innovation spanning more than 50 years, SSEC develops and utilizes space-, aircraft- and ground-based instrumentation to collect and analyze observations of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and other planetary atmospheres to improve our understanding of weather, climate, and atmospheric processes. SSEC is a world leader in developing the algorithms and designing the ground and archive systems necessary to process atmospheric data collected from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms."
January 27, 2021
The best video essays of 2020
For the last few years, video essays have gained more and more prominence on YouTube. With more and more creators choosing a video essay — or video essay-inspired — format, there are video essays about almost any topic you want to learn more about.
December 28, 2020
10 fantastic travel podcasts to whisk you away
Travel is off the cards for the moment, but that doesn't mean that you can't invest some time in learning about new places, dreaming about future trips or even planning those bucket list adventures. With that in mind, Lonely Planet has rounded up some of the most informative and inspiring podcasts on all things travel that will be sure to help.
March 09, 2022
National Agricultural Library Digital Collections
The National Agricultural Library Digital Collections (NALDC) offer access to full-text historical documents in the agricultural and food sciences.
May 19, 2021
6 Scams that Prey on the Elderly
Many scams are universal, from the IRS imposter who calls and threatens to arrest you if you don’t pay your taxes, to phishing emails that trick you into sending sensitive data or downloading malware onto your computer. But some types of fraud target older adults specifically or affect them disproportionately.