Some days are just not bright and productive as the others. You just don’t get the vibe to do anything and that’s where boredom kicks in. No one can be hyper-productive all of the time, and studies have shown that taking conscious pauses after periods of work improves output. The question is, what do you do in your spare time? You could check your email, but it is still considered work. With COVID-19 entering the picture and bringing lockdown along with itself, boredom seems like a natural part of our lives now.
The internet has revolutionized the world in numerous ways, it has reshaped politics, retail, and media, to mention a few, but it has completely redefined how individuals spend their time. If the internet was ever useful for anything, it is wonderful for squandering time or eliminating boredom. However, not all time wasters are made equal. For example, your self spends hours scrolling through Twitter. That could be detrimental to my long-term health. But wouldn’t it be good to change your habits instead of aimless scrolling? When bored, you might wanna look up stuff that hooks you up for a few hours.
Thus, skipping the usual Instagram, Netflix, Twitter, YouTube, etc, we are presenting a list of 8 really cool and interesting web applications that will keep you hooked for hours. This list of cool sites is all you need if you need to pass some time or are in the mood to laugh, learn, or be inspired. Add them to your bookmarks and check back frequently for new content.
Buzzfeed doesn’t need an introduction. If you are living under a rock and don’t know about BuzzFeed, well you’re welcome! From viral, newsworthy, trending content to absolutely pointless, time-wasting content, BuzzFeed has it all. It’s the best place to spend your time when bored. It’s a one-stop-shop for informative or fun articles, quizzes, lists, comparisons, news articles, viral content and so much more. Trust us, you won’t regret visiting Buzzfeed.
Who doesn’t love life hacks and tips and tricks for everyday life right? This website is a hub of tips, tricks, and hacks for almost all the possible topics. It’s a pool of information that no one really teaches you, but if you know them, it’s definitely helpful in daily life. And these tips and tricks are not just limited to small household issues, they even share insight on topics like saving money, starting an emergency fund, psychology, etc. So alongside fun and interesting articles, they also have long informative articles presented in an easy-to-read format. There’s just a lot of content on Lifehacker and it definitely deserves to be on the list.
3. Sketch something daily
For the artist inside you, we bring to you an app that will let you keep your artistic brain hooked. Creativity is the food for the hunger of boredom. On sketch something daily, you can choose from up to three drop-down menus (including Animals, Careers, Celebrities, Countries, Foods, Holidays, and Objects) then click “Shuffle” to get a proposed result. Once done, you can upload images of your sketches to their online galleries and also participate in their daily contests. So grab a pen, pencil, or a brush and challenge the artist inside you anytime anywhere.
4. Symphony of blockchain
You know sometimes there are some topics that are so trending, everywhere on news on the internet but somehow you can’t really understand it properly and it makes you feel left out or well you seem to have “FOMO”. Don’t worry, we got you covered. Visuals and videos can make the most complex technologies look easy to understand. This is why our next pick is for those who are interested in knowing about Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology but find it too technical for their understanding. This app takes you on a fun yet informative explanatory ride of what’s it all about. You should definitely try it. It’s visually beautiful as 3-D bitcoins move around the screen perfectly syncing with the background music. It won’t make you feel like you are actually grasping a heavy concept.
Let’s check out some fun websites now. For the traveler inside you, we bring forth this amazing website. This site basically gives you a random google map from anywhere around the world and your job is to explore! MapCrunch transports you to a random location around the globe. Explore Google’s massive collection of images from 50 countries, including breathtaking scenery, amazing moments, and the incomprehensible. Doesn’t that sound like a fun thing to do when you’re bored? Oh, it definitely is!
6. Awkward family photos
Don’t we all have awkward and weird family pictures in our collection that we are afraid to share on the internet but it definitely gives us a laugh when we look at it? Well, this website is a collection of such awkward family photos available on the internet and it sure is gonna give you a good laugh. From incredibly bizarre hairstyles to horribly inappropriate clothing, this website is the ideal spot to spend your time when you’re feeling down and in need of a good chuckle. On top of that, if you feel extra adventurous, you can also upload your own awkward picture and wait for it to pop up on the screen while you are surfing through their random content.
Are you a Potterhead? Do you love spending your time reading the harry potter collection books or even movies for that matter? Well, then this website is perfect for you. In fact, even if you are not a massive harry potter fan, this website will still intrigue you. Pottermore is well-known for being the official website for determining your Patronus, wand type, Hogwarts House (of course), and much more. The quizzes you take to acquire these identities are just mysterious enough to keep your interest in the outcome, and they might even inspire you to read (or reread) the famous Harry Potter books, in case you haven’t.
Cracked is a parody magazine for everyday life, similar to The Onion, and yes, it will make you laugh. Cracked, on the other hand, delivers caustic pop-culture insights that are ironic or plain absurd by design, whilst The Onion gives you a satirical take on a true news trend. The writers will occasionally articulate what everyone is thinking but is reluctant to voice out loud. For you, it’s Cracked. You may be passing the time on this online magazine, but it’s time well spent in terms of some of its most popular stories and photographs. The list posts on Cracked are legendary.
Columnists and contributing authors create smart, hilarious articles on a variety of themes, including history, television and film, and internet technology. It also has a fantastically inventive video section. Despite being less focused on visual content than some of the other sites on this list, Cracked’s stories are definitely worth reading and sharing again and time again.