On a normal day, we’re all about helping you make better use of all things technology in your day-to-day life.
But today is not one of those days.
Every once in a while, we go astray and give you a peek at some of the weirdest things the web has to offer. Big fan of odd physics in gaming? Love debunking weird science claims? We know just the right places for you online.
Whether you’re into strange YouTube content or old viral videos, we’ve got your back. If you’re ever bored at work, looking for something funny to send to your colleague, or simply craving some light-hearted craziness, use this extensive list of the most useless places on the web that we could find.
Stuff to Watch
Let’s begin with the obvious: websites that make for a perfect two-minute break from work, studies, and any other important task you’re bored of doing. Because sometimes you’ve got to watch something meaningless to help your brain relax and let go of the stress a weekday brings.
1. Bacon Sizzling
We probably couldn’t have found a better starter than the Bacon Sizzling website. The unspoken truth of “bacon makes everything better” is real, and now you can take it with you wherever you go. Enjoy the soothing sounds of bacon and a flawless visual image that is sizzling bacon on top of it. There’s one catch though: now you want some actual bacon.
Your experience with Watching Grass Grow can go one of the two ways. The website even has a special logo, saying, “most boring/exciting website in the world”. You’ll be watching live updates of the growing grass from only one angle. If nothing else, this website’s history is fascinating. It was created back in the summer of 2002 when Colorado had a serious drought, which led to water rationing, and it is still online.
Everything is falling. Do with it as you wish: experience the roller coaster effect yourself or use it to practice hypnosis on your colleagues.
Taghua is a fun website that creates a beautiful little art that sort of resembles a Sakura tree. Reset it an infinite number of times and get your own unique drawing every single time.
Tired of watching bacon sizzling? Our second-best pick for foodies is the PoPoPopcorn website, which allows you to watch corn turn into popcorn for eternity. Like what you’re seeing? Go ahead and me gusta PoPoPopcorn on Facebook!
Bored of watching food and plants? How about watching people? Better yet, how about watching people look at stuff? Our next pick is a website that shows Kim Jong-Il looking at things. See him looking at corn, red buckets, bubble gum, fish tanks, and his son Kim Jong-Un.
Games to Play
Sure, you had fun visiting those websites for the first time. But even they got old and you’re face-to-face with your boredom again. Time to take it up a notch with this set of weird games we found online. For when passively watching just isn’t enough and you’re eager to take part.
7. Paper Toilet
This game will help you to really get to the bottom of it… to the bottom of a toilet paper roll. There’s not much more to say about this one. Just keep it rolling!
Koalas to the Max is a website with an extremely fulfilling little game which is basically a digital version of coloring. Play it the first time to reveal the adorable hidden image, then keep playing it to satisfy your inner perfectionist. Make sure nothing stays hidden.
It’s completely up to you which finger it’s going to be. You’re in full control. Is there a point? We’re not so sure.
10. Falling Guy
Save the little guy from falling into the giant endless pit… or up in the sky? It’s probably best not to look for logic here. Simply enjoy this sense of power.
11. Into Time
Use this site for some relaxing color therapy, or play it as a game and find all the hidden secrets. One color reveals the other, go deep into the frames to find out what’s next.
Our next choice will appeal to the Pokémon fans. Check your Poké-knowledge and try yourself as a Poké-artist. And it’s perfect for a little work break too, as it only takes 45 seconds to draw a Pokemon. Draw your own and check out other people’s paintings in the gallery.
13. Slap Kirk
Talking about true fans and followers: do you enjoy watching Star Trek no matter how many times you watch it? For those of you who take pleasure in reliving the 50 years of the franchise’s history, we present the Slap Kirk website.
Now you can force Captain James T. Kirk to relive a memorable Star Trek scene over and over again. See how many slaps you can land on the captain’s face by swiping left and right to control Jim’s right hand.
Stuff to Send to Your Colleagues
Discovering a funny link and laughing at it on your own is one thing, but sharing it with a colleague and seeing them enjoy it as much as you did is twice as satisfying. The following websites will do a great job amusing both you and your friends at work. Choose your favorite, send them one by one, or compile them all into one blast of an email.
We’ve all been there. No matter how loud you shout your name following the “Can I get a name for your order” question, there’s no telling what exactly you’re going to see written on your cup.
This site predicts how badly a Starbucks barista will misspell your name. Write your name into the generator and see what name will appear on your order. The results are based on photos of Starbucks name misspellings from “Starbucks Spelling” and “Starbucks Name Fail” Tumblrs.
Next time someone’s complaining about being bored at work, send them to the Random Things to Do website. Perfect for that special time when all you want is to pile up some pillows and keep jumping over them.
16. Dog GIF Page
There’s probably no better link to send to a friend than Dog GIF Page. Use it to cheer someone up, make their day a little bit brighter, or simply remind them how much you value their friendship. After all, dogs are human’s best friends.
In a very rare case of that special human not being a dog lover, we recommend switching to the Cat GIF Page.
17. Pay for Nothing
This website is perfect if you’re looking for a polite way to tell your friend or colleague that they spend way too much money on unnecessary things. Buying that sweet nothing has never been easier — you can do it in less than a minute online and enjoy the benefits that come with it, such as being a part of the club. It’s a dream come true for the shopping lovers really.
Sites to Learn From
Although we promised you a list of the most pointless places on the web, it doesn’t mean your journey cannot be educational. Who knows, you might even discover something useful browsing through them.
When the correct spelling might be obvious for you, it seems like some people struggle to spell definitely correctly. For the reasons unknown, they put down definately, definatly, definantly, and defiantly instead. The website even has its very own “hall of shame” full of examples from the likes of FOX 13 and CNN.
Scanwiches is a digital declaration of love for the most beloved meal between two slices of bread: The Sandwich. It’s food porn at its finest. Search for your favorite type and get all the necessary information on it, like ingredients, an HD-quality picture, and even a fine art print of yours truly.
Click Click Click is a browser game to learn from. It gives you an insight into how you’re being monitored on websites when surfing. Click Click Click follows all user-browser interaction events and spells them out. Find out just how much the Big Brother knows about you.
Are You Still Bored Out of Your Mind?
Whatever causes your boredom now, with this list you should be able to slay it in minutes. If you ever find that these websites are not enough, check out our hand-picked happiest places on the web that will help you fight the daily stress. But before we let you go explore, we’d like to hear from you.
What is the most useless website you’ve ever come across? How do you discover new websites: through friends online, social networks, or randomly when browsing the net?