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10 Cool Websites to Look at When Bored


There’s almost too much to look at on the web these days, and you could literally spend your whole day browsing and searching for the most interesting stories, photos, jokes, articles or videos that are out there.

If you need to kill some time or just want to find a couple new interesting sites to fill in some of those empty spots in your bookmarks list, fell free to take a look at the following cool websites to add to your collection.

1. The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal
Photo © TheOatmeal.com

Created by Matthew Inman a.k.a. “The Oatmeal,” TheOatmeal.com is a humor website for the avid comic lover and quiz taker. Inman takes relatable life situations and exaggerates them in a comical sense.

2. Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half
Photo © HyperboleAndAHalf.Blogpost.com

Hyperbole and a Half is a Blogger blog that was created by Allie Brosh, a young woman with a talent for telling her left story through detailed Microsoft Paint drawings. She says her blog is not really a web comic, but it’s not really a blog either. Whatever it is, it’s a wonderfully colorful and comedic site to browse through.

3. Cracked

Photo © Cracked.com

According to their slogan, Cracked.com is “America’s Only Humor Site Since 1958.” Cracked is famous for their list posts. Columnists and contributing writers craft witty, funny articles on topics ranging from history to TV & movies to Internet tech. They have a hilariously creative video section as well.

4. BuzzFeed

Photo © BuzzFeed

This is the site you want to visit if you want to find what’s currently hot and trending on the Internet. The site uses unique algorithms to display and rank viral content on its homepage. BuzzFeed is one of the top sources to discover new viral videos, Internet memes, fun articles and anything else that’s popular on the web.

5. FAIL Blog

Fail Blog
Photo © FailBlog.org

Part of the I Can Has Cheezburger network, Fail Blog is a site that is most known for its humorous pictures depicting disastrous and often stupid situations. All photos have the caption “FAIL” included somewhere on the photo. Fail Blog incorporates video into their site in addition to photos.

6. Engrish

Photo © Engrish.com

If you get a kick out of misspelled wording and poorly written grammar, Engrish.com may be the site for you. This is a site that takes photos from all over the world of things like signs or product packaging that tend to convey an entirely different message due to unfamiliarity with the English language.

7. OMG Facts

OMG Facts
Photo © OMG-Facts.com

OMG Facts brings you some of the most interesting facts online as voted by their site audience. All facts are thoroughly researched and include topics in history, science, politics, sex and more. You can submit your own fact if you have an idea to help contribute to the site. You can also browse through their Top Facts section for some of the most top voted facts on the site.

8. Damn You Auto Correct!

Damn You Auto Correct
Photo © DamnYouAutoCorrect.com

If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably had to deal with an extra text or two explaining an accidental word change as a result of your phone’s auto correction. Damn You Auto Correct features tons of funny texts between people who experience all the communicational problems that come with auto correct on a mobile device.

9. Awkward Family Photos

Awkward Family Photos
Photo © AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com

It seems as though families all over the world are all flocking to AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com to submit their photos there. From terrible hairdos to costume-themed family portraits, it’s no surprise that this site is such a huge hit on the Internet. Submit your own awkward family photo and see if it pops on the site eventually!

10. People of Wal-Mart

People of Wal-Mart
Photo © PeopleOfWalMart.com

If you like Awkward Family Photos, you’ll probably really like People of Wal-Mart too. This is a website that features user submitted photos of interesting looking people they see in Wal-Mart stores. You can browse photos by newest, random, state or top rated on the site.

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