21 boredom-busting websites that will entertain you forever

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Bored with the same old websites? Looking for a few new corners of the Internet to get you fired up with enthusiasm? Well, you’re in luck. Here at Ink Tank, we get a kick out of unearthing and then sharing the best of the web, from sites that make you smarter to those that are downright wonderfully weird. So whether you’re looking for silly games or something more useful, we’ve got you covered. To see for yourself, check out 21 of our favorite entertaining websites — just remember you’ll eventually have to go outside again. For even more internet entertainment, here are 11 more of our favorite sites perfect for procrastination.

1. Ted

With 1900+ informative and interesting talks to choose from you’re guaranteed to find something you love. Check out our suggestions here.

2. Difference Between

Want to learn the difference between, for example, socialism or communism? Or a violin and fiddle? Try this site.

3. The Geocities-izer

Turn any website into a fabulously atrocious Geocities site from the 90s.

Geocities-izer website turns sites into 90s style sites.

4. Wikipedia Random

Fall into the rabbit hole and explore random topics. Click at your own risk.

5. Whizzpast

The best place on the Web to learn about our amazing, action packed past.

6. Find the Invisible Cow

Make sure you have your audio turned up (but not too much).

7. Sporcle

Take thousands of quizzes, or create your own.

8. Zooniverse

Be a part of real science projects, such as exploring the surface of the moon, by participating in online research.

9. Lang-8

Write in a language that you’re learning and native speakers will correct your mistakes.

10. Silk

Create dreamy works of art with your mouse. Have fun subconsciously drawing genitalia.

11. Letters of Note

A wonderful collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos from the past.

12. Khan Academy

If you’re looking to expand your mind, Khan Academy has hundreds of educational courses that you can take for free. For more brainy sites, check out 40 of our favorites here.

13. GeoGuessr

Guess where in the world a Google Streetview snap is from.

GeoGuessr, guess where in the world based on a streetview.

14. Feel Good Wardrobe

Top tips for buying clothes that don’t screw up people or the planet .

15. I Need a Prompt

Similar to You Should Write, but for artists.

16. Omegle

Feel like chatting with someone? Omegle lets you talk (either text or video) with a stranger.

17. My Script Font

Create a font based on your own handwriting.

18. Live Plasma

Live Plasma is a music discovery engine. Just type in an artist that you love, and it will show similar artists. For more music websites that we love, check here.

19. Hippo Paint

An online coloring book perfect for both kids and adults – just type in something you’d like to paint, and it will give you the pictures.

Hippo Paint, online coloring book

20. Akinator

Pure sorcery.

21. Kongregate

Thousands of free games online, from big names to indies.

Bonus site: Ink Tank and its famous lists of the world’s happiest facts.

Were there enough interesting websites here to give you endless fun, or do you need more? Let us know in the comments what you think.

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35 replies
  1. Person
    Person says:

    I was thinking of The Akinator right before I visited this site (randomly) on StumbleUpon..

    I am now thoroughly convinced that he is reading my mind.

    Reply
  2. Web Designer
    Web Designer says:

    ITs a dose for a full day ! I am a designer and that’s why I like the concept of hidden coW ! but thats a bit more sound in the ear !

    Reply
  3. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Really neat list of things to keep yourself busy. However isn’t our time better spent doing something productive?

    Reply

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