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If the round-the-world ballooning hijinks of the last few years have whetted your appetite for that sort of thing, then you might want to check out Quokka. It covers various major international sporting events, such as one-man-round-the- world sailing challenges.

With Easter approaching, if you fancy something a bit different, then why not try the Cookie Recipe home page, which promises a different cookie recipe for every day of the year. It's tempting to say, as with any untested cookery site, that it should all be taken with a pinch of salt (or sugar).

Underground magazines on the Internet are about as common as film sites. And good ones are just about as rare. This is a particularly manic but entertaining version of the genre, with a host of off-beat stories about everything from the Y2K problem to the second coming of Christ.