Where's Balloon Boy? Ask the Web

Clever, if rudimentary, websites like WhereIsBalloonBoy.com are dubbed "single-serving sites," and they range from marginally useful to handy

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The hot-air balloon thought to be carrying Falcon Heene, seen near Fort Collins, Colo.

The mysterious metallic balloon thought to be carrying a Colorado boy had scarcely returned to Earth last week when a new website launched, its domain name asking the question that much of the nation was wondering: WhereIsBalloonBoy.com. Inspired by the disappearance of 6-year-old Falcon Heene — which authorities now believe was a hoax — the playful site featured question marks next to a picture of a bird (a falcon, naturally) and was updated twice more as the story developed. It later depicted a falcon poking out from a cardboard box, where the boy was found hiding in the Heenes'...