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.
With 1900+ informative and interesting talks to choose from you’re guaranteed to find something you love. Check out our suggestions here.
Want to learn the difference between, for example, socialism or communism? Or a violin and fiddle? Try this site.
Turn any website into a fabulously atrocious Geocities site from the 90s.
Fall into the rabbit hole and explore random topics. Click at your own risk.
The best place on the Web to learn about our amazing, action packed past.
Make sure you have your audio turned up (but not too much).
Take thousands of quizzes, or create your own.
Be a part of real science projects, such as exploring the surface of the moon, by participating in online research.
Write in a language that you’re learning and native speakers will correct your mistakes.
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.
Guess where in the world a Google Streetview snap is from.
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.
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.
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.