Random Web Discoveries and Interesting Stories on the Internet

Check Seat Availability in Indian Trains

Travelling by Indian Railways? Here are some good websites that will help you check the seat availability in various trains and you can also book your rail tickets online.

Online Coloring Book for Kids

Remember those coloring books with those clearly outlined comic characters you could fill colors in ?

Explore Baby Name Trends by Letters

If you have been looking for a name for your baby, NameVoyager, a simple tool that displays US baby name trends by letter (or phrases) with data going back to late 19th century, could be very useful.

How Old is the Internet ?

The short answer, according to the site How Old is the Internet, is that the Internet is 25 years and 11 months old.

Is the Taj Mahal Copyrighted ?

The Indian embassy has voiced its displeasure over reports that Bangladesh is is planning an exact replica of the Taj Mahal about 30 kilometers northeast of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

View Full-Size Images on Google Image Search

Google Image Search displays thumbnails as results, with the original image another 2 clicks away. “Google Image Ripper” lets you get “straight to the good stuff” by linking directly to the original images.

All Sea Piracy Related Incidents on a Google Map

With pirate attacks registering a dramatic increase in the past few months, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has come up with a Live Piracy Map that shows all locations from where sea piracy related incidents have been reported.

Hollywood Film Promotes Google Search in the Trailer

Sony Pictures has put up an interesting promo for their upcoming film – 2012. Instead of promoting the movie's official site in the trailer, they just show a simple message that says Google Search: 2012.

Google Custom Search with fewer ads

Google Custom Search allows you to create a custom search engine for your site. The problem is the advertising is sometimes too intrusive, even when no results are found.