Sure, they won’t change the world, but they might just change your day.
I’m oddly excited!
Ever wanted to pretend you’re the world’s greatest hacker?
Fingers flying over keys at the speed of light … ⚡️
Here’s your chance.
Nah, mostly just some gobbledygook!
The perfect ploy for the next time your boss walks by your desk.
The moment you begin typing on your keyboard, your hacker code will appear! You may also make your browser full-screen.
Press Shift or Alt (or Option on a Mac) three times to get “access denied”.
To close any dialog boxes, use Esc.
2. Pablo the Flamingo
This “useless” website has an actual awareness cause behind it:
WWF’s Global Conservation of Endangered Wildlife.
Pablo the Flamingo is a digital creation that has been featured in various web design projects and publications.
Pablo is an illustrated dancing flamingo!
Now this is interesting.
WindowsSwap basically lets you see the world from the comfort of your chair.
People from all over share video clips from their windows.
What about privacy issues?
I mean no one is doing it unwilfully! So …
You could be looking out at a bustling city in Tokyo one minute, and a quiet forest in Finland the next.
4. Bored Button
“Press the Bored Button and be bored no more.”
Simple as that! 🤔
Click the red button and you get random games that … Let’s just say are random.
Yes, it’s a useless website to find other useless things.
This one is cool.
Ffffidget is …
It’s a Fidget, a Digital Fidget. Just Fidget away while you wait for that pizza!
Why not just get a real fidget? 👀
6. Pointer Pointer
Pointer Pointer (not gonna lie) looks like a byproduct of an AI test gone goofy.
Move your mouse anywhere and it will generate a photo of people pointing exactly at your cursor.
I know … ridiculous. Who would even …
Were you just playing that? While I was beakin’ it down?
Sorry, couldn’t help my self.
7. Neal Fun – Perfect Circle
Neal Fun is A collection of silly and interactive mini-games and toys that won’t do anything productive for you but are guaranteed to put a grin on your face.
The Draw a Perfect Circle one is particularly intriguing … I guess.
All you have to do is draw a circle, as circular as you can.
And it gives you the result in percentages of how close to a perfect circle it was.
IamtheCube is an online 3D Rubik’s Cube simulator.
The simulator is free to use and does not require any registration.
The website was created by a Stewart Smith.
The simulator has since become popular with it being featured in Google’s homepage at one time!
It has been used by over 1 million people.
Doesn’t sound so useless after all.
9. Quick, Draw!
Quick, Draw! is a game created by Google AI that challenges you to draw different objects in 20 seconds.
As you draw, a neural network tries to guess what you are drawing.
Seriously. It’s kinda cool …
The more you play, the better the neural network gets at guessing your drawings.
It is also a great way to learn about how neural networks work, Maybe!
Can a neural network learn to recognize your doodles?
10. Paper Toilet
This website offers the oddly satisfying experience of unrolling a toilet paper roll… endlessly.
Didn’t know that was a thing, but.
There you go!
11. Drawing Garden
Also known as Emoji Garden.
Everything is Emojis🌺
Let your mouse wander and enjoy the burst of flowers and music that bloom wherever you hover/click.
I love this one!
Just toss a coin and the physics simulation will do the rest.
The goal is to toss the minimal looking coin into the slot!
And as you can see that many people have successfully done it.
(103,103,820) at the time of writing this!
You could actually use it in real life: for those life-altering, coin-flip decisions, like whether to order pizza or tacos for dinner.
Bonus: This is Sand
I found this after I compiled the list! ThisisSand
Thought I HAD to add it to this list of useless websites.
This virtual sandbox lets you pour and shape sand into landscapes.
It’s oddly soothing🤩, with the different colors and the realistic sand building from the bottom of the screen.
So, there you have it!
That was my list of the 12 most useless websites to waste your precious time on!
What to do when Bored
Boredom is the peculiar byproduct of our modern, “world-order”.
You don’t say 😒
It is a relatively new concept!
63% of participants in a study reported feeling bored at least once a day/session
We’re drowning in stuff to do, with endless content and opportunities all around us. But somehow, we end up just mindlessly scrolling through our phones, not sure what to actually do.
If you’re feeling the ennui sinking in …
Here’s a list of fun activities:
- Read a Book. Learn something new, or simply enjoy the prose of your favorite author. Reading is a timeless way to pass the time and stimulate your mind.
- Watch a Movie or Series. From action-packed thrillers to insightful documentaries.
- Go for a Walk. Sometimes, a little fresh air and a change of scenery can work wonders in alleviating boredom.
- Learn a New Skill. Always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, code, or speak a foreign language? Now’s the time!
- Exercise. Get fit while you kill some time.
- Cook or Bake. Try a new recipe. I hated cooking too. But it can be therapeutic, and you get a delicious end result!
- Meditate. Spend some time in quiet contemplation, mindfulness, or just breathing exercises.
- Do Some Cleaning or Organizing. Decluttering your surroundings can be surprisingly satisfying and lead to a clearer mind. Minimalism baby!
- Listen to a Podcast or Music. Discover a new band or catch up on interesting conversations from around the world.
And last but not least, when boredom strikes, why not visit a useless website or twelve? 😂
Because sometimes, what you need is not something useful or productive, but simply a splash of joy and laughter.