10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on
The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There’s so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures about particle physics to step-by-step tutorials about starting urban farms — there are so many ways to learn more about, well, everything.
If you’re like a majority of people, the internet is also a deep rabbit hole of ways to waste time. If you’re looking for options to spend hours looking at baby animals or read about the world’s wildest conspiracy theories, look no further.
Here are 10 sites to waste time on when you’re bored with the rest of the world.
1. Forget the horrors of the internet with Eyebleach.me
Have you ever seen something on the internet that’s just plain horrifying? Or a particularly rough news story that you really wish you didn’t have to read? You probably need some eyebleach — something to cleanse your mind. Head over to eyebleach.me, which randomly displays wholesome photos of baby animals and not-so-wholesome photos of attractive people.
Sometimes you look at something and think, “Why would someone create this?” That’s probably how you’ll feel about Pointer Pointer. Just move your pointer, and the site will find a photo of someone pointing at your pointer. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s a lot of fun.
3. Get sucked into the internet’s deepest rabbit holes with
Get your tinfoil hats ready — Wikipedia’s list of conspiracy theories will have you looking for UFOs and denying history.
Is the Denver International Airport the headquarters for the New World Order? Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene secretly a couple? Did Coca Cola change its formula for cheaper production at the cost of a worse flavor?
The online encyclopedia is already a great way to waste time, but its extensive explanations of conspiracy theories will keep you on your toes.
4. Watch some wholesome reality TV with a live kitten cam
Sometimes you need to take a break from the world with a little reality TV. But the drama of Jersey Shore and Keeping Up With the Kardashians can be exhausting, even if you’re just watching it to zone out.
Need something that’ll fill your heart with absolute joy? Check out Explore’s kitten live stream, which always features a family of young cats cuddling, playing, and being all-around adorable. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
5. Inch away from boredom with this rave worm
Want some mindless fun? Check out Staggering Beauty, a website for making this little black worm dance. When you move your mouse, the worm will follow. If you move quickly enough, it’ll burst into an electric rainbow rave. Warning: This page does include flashing images, so be careful!
6. Read terrifying stories with r/nosleep
Reddit brands itself as the “front page of the internet.” As a destination for keeping up to date with memes and finding niche hobby communities, it’s attracted 1.69 billion visits over the years.
Over 12 million people are subscribed to r/nosleep, a community of horror lovers. The subreddit features original horror stories that are sure to keep you awake at night, from a forest ranger’s most disturbing tales to a chilling plea for help from a guy being haunted by his dead girlfriend. Just don’t read these in the dark.
7. Get some pug love with Sanger
If you’re having a rough day, then Sanger is here for you. This pug will lick your screen all day, every day. That’s literally all it does. It’s beautiful.
8. Deal with some pent up aggression with Eel Slap
Ever dealt with someone you just can’t stand? Are things just not going your way? Not to advocate violence, but slapping someone with a virtual eel could help.
9. Bring out your creative side with Flame Painter
From adult coloring books to wine paint bars, de-stressing with art is something that everyone should experience. With Escape Motions’ Flame Painter, you can create vibrant doodles with a dynamic fiery brush.
If you have some time to kill, or if you’re putting off a project, check out this mesmerizing website.
10. Find the most useless websites online with The Useless Web
If you’ve got time to kill and a good wifi connection, this may be the perfect place for you. This website will take you to the most useless pages online, like a constantly looping gif of Oprah releasing bees or a page called Endless Horse. The internet is definitely a strange place.
Of course, if you’ve ever wanted to read more about weird memes or cool technology, you can always waste some time on Mashable. <subtle wave>