Time was, the only way to get cool stuff from the federal government was to send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Pueblo, Colo. Now there is a better way: CoolGov, a blog whose raison d’être is finding cool stuff available from the feds. Here is how its authors describe it:

“The basic premise is this: the U.S. government provides lots of neat resources, more and more of which can be found on the internet. Basically, we’re just going to try and find the coolest stuff there is and post it here. After all, you paid for it… dammit, you better get some use out of it.”

[Thanks to Tom Mighell for pointing this out.]