20 Fun Things to Do Online When You’re Bored at Work

Dave Parrack Updated 20-11-2017

We all love working, don’t we? I’m sure no-one 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 here?


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 head out for a few beers. Thankfully there are alternative ways to relieve the boredom at times such as these. Assuming you have unfiltered access to the interwebs.

What follows are 20 fun things to do online when you’re bored at work. And if your boss catches you swinging the lead you can always distract them with this set of tools every leader needs.


1. The Onion

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The Onion labels itself as “America’s Finest News Source”. And it is, assuming you like fake news over the real hard-hitting stuff.

2. 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. Which means even more snark than usual.

3. Literally Unbelievable

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Literally Unbelievable exists because some people are too dumb to realize sites like The Onion and The Daily Mash are satirical.

4. Damn You Auto Correct!

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

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5. Garfield Minus Garfield

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Garfield Minus Garfield does what it says on the tin… removing Garfield from the old Garfield cartoon strips. Which leaves Jon Arbuckle talking to himself, and looking slightly deranged as a result.


6. 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.

7. 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.


8. Scrolldit

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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.

For more visual fun you could try playing these picture games based on Flickr 10 Free & Fun Online Picture Games Based On Flickr Read More instead.


9. Talking Animals

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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 this propaganda.

10. Quirkology

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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.

11. The Gregory Brothers

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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.

12. Jonathan Mann

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Jonathan Mann is the man of just one voice, but 2,000 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 six years.

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13. Google Pacman

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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.

14. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a fantastic piece of fiction that has stood the test of time. And you can now play an RPG based on Douglas Adams’ masterpiece thanks to the BBC.

15. Microsoft Solitaire Collection

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Microsoft Solitaire Collection offers all of the classic versions of Solitaire you’re used to playing. Hundreds of millions of people play this, so you may as well join in the fun.

16. Spelunky HTML5

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Spelunky HTML5 is an HTML5 version of the popular indie platform game that you can get as a Chrome app. It may not be the most refined game in the world, but it is bags of fun to play.

When you have tired of playing these gems you should scour our list of mobile games you can play in your browser No Smartphone, No Problem: 7 Great Mobile Games To Play In Your Browser Read More .


17. Animals Being Dicks

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

18. Fail Blog

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Fail Blog features videos, images, and stories all with one thing in common: someone, somewhere has failed in an epic manner. It’s part of the Cheezburger Network, meaning more laughs can be had with very few clicks.

19. Bad Newspaper

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

20. Dilbert

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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.

Lest We Forget…

And finally let’s not forget MakeUseOf 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. For some strange reason I cannot recommend it enough.

What Websites Do You Regularly Visit At Work?

With many of us being connected to the internet from sunup to sundown, there is really no need to ever be bored. There are billions of websites online at this moment in time. So at least a few (million) of them should appeal to you personally and help to kill time at work.

Still want more? Here are several top things to do when you’re bored online and some fun websites for beating boredom. You can also indulge in a few creative activities when you’re bored 7 Creative Things to Do When You're Bored If you'd rather spend your downtime being productive, here are some creative things to do when you're bored. Read More .

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  1. capolavoro-furniture
    December 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Sure, I m. Even the most efficient jobs have their dangerous issues; the ones moments when boredom units in and there s not anything you’d like extra on this planet than head home and drop into mattress.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

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

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

    Nice find! Thanks, Proteo5.

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. 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? ;)

      • sanjay
        January 11, 2012 at 12:22 am

         A bit starter learning to start.