Found this great site called Oddity Software that has a large selection of databases that you can purchase and download. The beauty of this site is that the lists are very affordable. If you’ve ever had to buy a contact list or database before these are a fraction of the cost. The other thing is that they have a HUGE selection of categories including lists that you could use to BUILD awebsite around, like “This day in history” or “Music lyrics”.
It’s also nice that they offer the lists in MySQL format along with others, and scripts to get started for the non-programming type.