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10 Cool Websites to Look at When Bored


When boredom sets in, a list of a few interesting and really cool websites with regularly updated content sure can come in handy.

The trouble is that 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. Lucky for you, stumbling across this list will save you from wasting time trying to find a few gems 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 hip, trendy and cool websites to add to your collection.

1. The Oatmeal

Excerpt from The Bobcats - The Oatmeal

Created by Matthew Inman a.k.a. “The Oatmeal,” TheOatmeal.com is a humor website for the avid comic lover and quiz taker. His content is mostly focused around taking very relatable life situations and exaggerating them in a comical sense. You can't help but laugh your way through most of the comics on this site. 

2. Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half
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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. If you love whimsical drawings of dogs, rainbows and other things, then you're bound to really fall in love with this one.

3. Cracked

Photo © Cracked.com

According to their slogan, Cracked.com is “America’s Only Humor Site Since 1958.” Cracked is famous for their timeless 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. Although its a bit less reliant on visual content compared to the first two sites on this list, the articles on Cracked are well worth reading and sharing again and again.

4. BuzzFeed

Photo © BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed has taken the Internet by storm. It's become the go-to site for finding out what’s currently hot and trending on the Internet. The site uses unique algorithms to display and rank viral content on its homepage. You can find everything from fun quizzes and listicles made of GIFs, to breaking news and long form journalism. 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

The FAIL blog has been around for much longer than a lot of these other sites have, and thanks to its great content, it's still going strong. 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 are riddled with spelling and grammatical mistakes, or just convey an entirely different message due to translation errors and extreme unfamiliarity with the English language.

7. OMG Facts

OMG Facts
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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
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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. You might be surprised to discover what kinds of words accidentally pops up when we really mean something else.

9. Awkward Family Photos

Awkward Family Photos
Photo © AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com

Almost everyone has an old photo from back in the day that is just too embarrassing to look at now. It seems as though families all over the world are all flocking to AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com to submit their hilarious and retro photos there. From terrible hairdos and outfits 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. Ever visited a Wal-Mart store and seen anyone who really stood out? That's what this website is all about. People of Wal-Mart features user submitted photos of interesting looking people they see in Wal-Mart stores -- often poorly or shockingly dressed. You can browse photos by newest, random, state or top rated on the site.

Check Out These 10 Funny YouTube Videos If You're Extra Bored!

If you've got some real time to spare and a pair of headphones handy, YouTube can be your best friend when you're ultra bored. Just sit back, relax and watch as many videos as you can handle!

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