Procrastinating? You may as well do it right.
Stop scrolling aimlessly on social media, quit collating Pinterest boards, and don’t watch your 50th kitten video of the day. Instead, check out some of the most interesting websites on the internet.
Spend some time improving your mind.
1. Bored Panda
Bored Panda’s main mission is to entertain and inform you in the most lighthearted ways. Steering clear of heavy current affairs, it offers news that put a smile on your face.
If you’re looking for heartwarming stories about animal best friends next to fun recipe ideas, then Bored Panda is the perfect place to spend your time.
Known as the ‘front of the internet’, Reddit is a place where millions of people from around the world share information every day.
Join conversations, ask questions, or simply check out what’s already there. You’ll find threads about pretty much every topic you can think of.
Who doesn’t love looking out into the cold, busy emptiness of space? Well, thanks to NASA, you can now stargaze in the middle of the day, and without a telescope.
Astronomy Picture of the Day delivers exactly what it promises: a beautiful shot of somewhere in our universe each day. Check this out to feel inspired.
Have you ever played that game where you try and get from one Wikipedia page to another, using only the links available on the page? Well, now there’s a website for that.
Type two different topics into search boxes, and this site shows you how closely and in what ways they’re related. In theory, you’ll never need to make more than 6 steps to reach your goal.
Revel in the genius of others and get creative yourself.
When we tell you this website was inspired by an obscure Argentine writer born in 1899, it might sound dull. However, this site is a fascinating library including every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters.
Though Jorge Luis Borges theorized the project as a thought experiment, the internet has made it possible. While most works are nonsense, you’ll find absolute gems in there too.
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Have you ever wondered what all of Facebook’s users’ profile photos would look like displayed on a single page? Wonder no more – The Faces of Facebook is here.
With well over a billion people’s images already on the site, you’re able to randomly select and explore profile photos. If you’re patient enough, you could find your own.
8. Zoom Quilt
A fantastical image greets you when you click onto this site. As you watch it starts to zoom, and zoom, and zoom, and zoom. All the while revealing new parts of the image.
This is a creative and hypnotic way to combine illustrations with computer wizardry. While there’s nothing to interact with, you can find yourself on this website for hours.
Chill out and enjoy yourself.
9. Game Oldies
Whether you’re a fan of old video game titles, or simply want to see what the past was like, Game Oldies is the site for you.
Simulating gaming systems like Nintendo NES & SNES, Sega Master System, and Genesis, the website invites users to enjoy retro games online.
Do you know where memes are born? Well, a lot of them are created by the good folks over at 9gag. The forum lets anyone post funny content, that gets shared around the web.
This website is great for two things: jokes and community. Connect with people and the punch line. You can keep scrolling a laughing as long as you like.
What relationship is there between the volume of cheese consumption and the number of people who die from getting tangled in their bedsheets? This is the website to find out.
This site shows you hundreds of examples where correlation doesn’t suggest causation. The content here is hilarious and totally shareable.
Weird and wonderful
Ask yourself “WTF is this I’m looking at?”
12. Pointer Pointer
It’s always annoying when you can’t see the cursor on your screen. You wiggle it about for ages trying to find it. Pointer Pointer is the remedy to this age-old issue.
Using state of the art technology and an innovative image database, the website makes sure you never lose your curser again. Go check it out before we say any more.
13. Eel Slap
Sometimes, all you want to do with your day is hit someone round the face with a big, soggy fish. But what if you don’t have a fish (or willing victim) to hand?
You can take yourself over to Eel Slap. There, 24/7, 365 days a year, you can slap a man with an eel to your heart’s content. You’re very welcome.
14. Endless Horse
When engineers working at Twitter invented the endless scroll function, it revolutionized how we interact with the internet. Suddenly mobile surfing was convenient, and web pages more engaging.
Fast forward to 2020, and someone has created probably the most innovative use of endless scrolling you’ll find on the internet. See if you can find the end of this horse.
Find somewhere new to waste your time.
15. The Useless Web
Have you already checked out all the other websites on this list, and now you’re bored again? Don’t worry, The Useless Web is here to the rescue.
Hit the button, and you’ll be taken to a random, useless website. There’s basically no limit to the time you can kill discovering new weird and fascinating corners of the internet.