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The wonderful world of Wendy's whimsies

By Wendy Wonderwal - posted Saturday, 15 July 2000

Greetings, gorgeous ones.

Welcome back. Feeling brave are we?

I should warn you that the following sites, while chosen with great care, have only a slender relationship with this edition’s theme. And when I say slender, I mean really, really, really skinny. (Ed.: How unusual, Wendy.)


But let’s not dally.

Ever wondered what we’ll do when we finally flush this planet down the um, er, toilet? Why, go to another one of course!

We have the technology to help us pick our next victim. Which is, I suspect, what the Galileo journey to Jupiter is all about.

Want to find Jupiter from your own backyard?

I can’t even find my mind, much less the front door, but even I found Jupiter courtesy of this site:

After that little journey, I started thinking about all sorts of scientific guff, like fractals and crystals. And slinkies. And what are slinkies, I hear you ask? Kinetic sculptures of course! Well, a kind person would describe them as kinetic sculptures.


Want to check out an Australian slinky? Just go to: and be amazed, be very amazed.

And for those of you with a more serious bent who actually understand fractals and the physics of snow crystals, you might like to cruise on over to: (for the fractally minded), and to: for those who want to know how to tell a hollow column from a stellar dendrite.

We just liked looking at the pretty pictures. Ooooooaaaaahh, beautiful!

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Wendy is a freelance writer and marriage celebrant based in Brisbane.

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