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fun things to do onlineWe all love working, don’t we? I’m sure none of you reading this would have it any other way than to sit at a desk for hours with little to show for it other than a meager wage. Those long hours spent in an office working on a computer never get tiresome, dull, or frustrating, do they? Or am I wrong in this assumption?

Yes, yes I am. Even the best jobs have their bad points, those moments when boredom sets in and there is nothing you’d like more in the world than head home and drop into bed. Or possibly out for a few beers. Thankfully there are alternative ways to relieve the boredom at times such as these. As long as you have access to the Internet and a way of bypassing the firewalls and filters 5 Cool Websites to Procrastinate at Work Like a PRO 5 Cool Websites to Procrastinate at Work Like a PRO Read More your company has likely installed.

What follows are 20 (and many more besides) fun things to do online when you’re bored at work. Just don’t get caught by the boss 8 Tools That Will Make You a Procrastination Ninja at Work 8 Tools That Will Make You a Procrastination Ninja at Work Read More .


The Onion

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The Onion labels itself as America’s Finest News Source. And it is, assuming you like your news to be funny yet wholly inaccurate.

The Daily Mash

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The Daily Mash is the British version of The Onion, providing laughs and made-up news with a UK bias.

Literally Unbelievable

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Literally Unbelievable exists because some people are too dumb to realize stories from the above sites aren’t based on the truth. Society is screwed.

Damn You Auto Correct!

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Damn You Auto Correct! logs all those times when your smartphone auto-corrects your messages to make you look like a fool. Intentionally, of course.

You could also read comic eBooks How to Find and Read Comic E-Books Online How to Find and Read Comic E-Books Online Read More .


Garfield Minus Garfield

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Garfield Minus Garfield does what it says on the tin – removes Garfield from the old Garfield cartoon strips. Which leaves Jon Arbuckle talking to himself. And looking slightly deranged as a result.

People Of Walmart

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People of Walmart is a site dedicated to the store everyone shops in but no one wants to be spotted in. The sights on offer will leave you permanently scarred but laughing like a drain at the same time.

Awkward Family Photos

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Awkward Family Photos captures those moments most of us would like forgotten. It was bad enough having these images locked away in an album under lock and key. Now they’re on the Web for all to see.


Scrolldit pares Reddit down to just the images people are sharing. In other words, the good stuff you don’t want to miss. Perfect fodder for sharing on social networks when you’re bored.

You could also play picture games based on Flickr 10 Free & Fun Online Picture Games Based On Flickr 10 Free & Fun Online Picture Games Based On Flickr Read More .


Talking Animals

Talking Animals is a YouTube channel which anthropomorphizes household pets. Your cat or dog isn’t as dumb as it may sometimes appear to be. At least if you believe these guys.


Quirkology is the perfect YouTube channel for those bored out of their minds at work. These are experiments anyone can do, most without any kind of special equipment.

The Gregory Brothers

The Gregory Brothers are a walking YouTube video factory. Thanks to Autotune The News and Songify This, this comedy troupe have become insanely popular. The Bed Intruder Song is still a must-see.

Jonathan Mann

Jonathan Mann is the man of just one voice, but 1,000 songs (and counting). Most of us would struggle to write even one song, while this guy has managed to write a new one every day for the past three years.

You could also visit video sites better than YouTube 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube Here are 10 great alternatives to YouTube, although the "better than" is obviously open to debate... Read More .


Google Pacman

Google Pacman is perfect to play for five minutes when you’re bored at work. This is Pacman built around the Google logo. It started out as a Google Doodle before being archived to its own domain.


Bastion is a perfect slice of indie gaming that is now available to play directly in Google Chrome. The full game needs to be bought but the Chrome extension offers a highly-playable demo.

Minecraft Classic

Minecraft Classic is free to play directly in the browser. And it’s well worth doing so, as Danny discovered Experience The Minecraft Game For Free In Your Browser With Minecraft Classic Experience The Minecraft Game For Free In Your Browser With Minecraft Classic As far as Indie games go, Minecraft has been getting all of the buzz lately. Now with its official release behind us, you might be a little baffled at the price of $28 (although there... Read More last month.


Zynga is the current leader in the social games sector. Its website therefore offers a portal which will offer simple pleasures for those with five minutes to spare.

You could also play Facebook Games 5+ Most Popular Facebook Games You Have to Check Out 5+ Most Popular Facebook Games You Have to Check Out Read More .


Animals Being Dicks

Animals Being Dicks features gifs of animals being, well, dicks. Updated daily, this Tumblr-powered site is pretty much guaranteed to make you laugh. Unless you’ve had a sense of humor bypass.

Fail Blog

Fail Blog features videos, images, and stories all with one thing in common – someone, somewhere has failed in an epic manner. Part of the Cheezburger Network so more laughs can be had with very few clicks.


Criggo is an online compendium of mistakes found in newspapers and magazines. Unlike with their online versions, these will remain forever, haunting some editor or another.


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Dilbert is Dilbert, the same comic strip that has been appearing in multiple publications since 1989. Corporate culture and the technology which shapes it has changed, but Dilbert remains as funny as ever.

You could also laugh at these geeky websites 10 Websites For Geek Humor & Computer Jokes 10 Websites For Geek Humor & Computer Jokes Read More .

Lest We Forget…

And finally let’s not forget itself. Need I say more? OK, just a little. As you’re already here and reading this article you will know MakeUseOf is the best place on the Web to find things to make use of. And that includes links to websites and apps which will prevent boredom setting in whether at work or at home.  Also, don’t forget our Geeky Fun section if you want a few laughs.


With many of us being connected to the Internet most of our waking lives, there is really no need to ever be bored. There are roughly 200 million websites online at this moment in time. At least a few (million) of them will appeal to you personally and help to kill time at work.

The ones outlined above are just the tip of the iceberg. Explore! And then come back and let us know what you found. Just keep it clean, please.

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  1. gaz
    August 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

    People of Walmart took me to a page called '28 Moms Who Are Flawless'.
    Best fap content ever.

  2. Rachel
    June 25, 2016 at 5:25 am

    All of this is blocked at the place where I work. :l Nice.
    Would've loved to see all this though.

  3. Mojii
    April 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Well. This was helpful. But my computer has so many filters that 100% of these were blocked. F*** you, filters. Thank you, this website.

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    March 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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  5. Nosgoth1979
    February 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Criggo is awesome, thanks for showing me that one! Everybody needs a laugh now and then to break up the monotony. The one I go to the most though is actually from my employer, DISH. It’s their free streaming site, dishonline(dot)com. I can always find some hilarious clips to lighten the day, and sometimes I’ll watch entire episodes on lunch too. It’s definitely worth looking into, especially since you don’t even have to be a customer to check out a lot of the content.

  6. fredrick_jhon
    January 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    epic fun sites . you have made my day by sharing this . they are interesting and helpful in killing boredom .

    • Dave Parrack
      January 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Glad to be of service. Enjoy destroying boredom!

  7. Dave Parrack
    January 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Nice find, wrong link! is great though, thanks :)

  8. Dave Parrack
    January 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Nice find! Thanks, Proteo5.

  9. Anonymous
    January 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    okay i work from my linux system. i can always do some custo if bored :D
    btw, people of walmart is not entertaining, it's disturbing.

    • Dave Parrack
      January 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Can we settle on disturbingly funny?

  10. Joel Lee
    January 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Scrolldit and Quirkology are great finds. I've never heard of these before, but I'm definitely going to give them a try!

    • Dave Parrack
      January 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      I clearly have too much time on my hands, Joel :D

  11. sanjay
    January 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Found three for best to my interest... and one related articles...  enjoyed alot

    • Dave Parrack
      January 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Glad you found something in the article to Make Use Of. But are you at work doing so? ;)

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        January 11, 2012 at 12:22 am

         A bit starter learning to start.