Intriguing websites to pass the time on

There’s a lot of content out there on the ‘net and there’s no denying it can hinder our productivity.

It’s true some sites give us tips and tricks for DIY hacks and doing things quickly and efficiently but ironically, in order to come across these sites we can spend hours just scrolling through the web.

Let’s be honest, we all need a little switch-off time every now and then and surfing the ‘net aimlessly can be uber-enjoyable. In fact, studies have shown that taking breaks after periods of work is better for your overall productivity!

We’ve done some digging and scrolling through online sites and shortlisted 18 of the most entertaining places to pass the minutes. Get ready to bookmark!

1. Imgur

Get ready to LOL. The most viral content all in one place for you to peruse and stay up to date on all things absolutely hilarious.

2. Supercook

Not sure what to cook for dinner? Add a list of what you have in the pantry and this site will find matching recipes for you to start cooking. It may not sound like a time waster but this could get addictive looking up recipe after recipe!

3. Snopes

Check those facts and break down rumours and misinformation. Whatever you’re questioning, just run a search for it and see what answers you’ll find.

4. Instructables

DIY for all. Technology, craft, food, home, costumes and more – you name it, you’ll find how to make it yourself.

5. Ocearch

Sharks, dolphins, seals and turtles, oh my! You can see all manner of marine life travel logs in real time. Each animal has a name so you can even see who’s swimming around out there.

6. Reddit

The most shared and commented content on the internet, as voted by its users. A collection of forums where members can share content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down and commented on by other members.

7. Duolingo

Always wanted to learn a new language? Now you can for free. Just select which language you want to give a go and you’re ready to start.

8. Wait, But Why?

An article once a week by Tim Urban. They may be long but they’re in-depth, interesting and humorous. Even the topics that are hard to understand are written so that everyone can wrap their head around them.


All the GIFs you could ever need. No matter what conversation you’re having you’ll find the perfect response right here.

10. Cracked  

A pseudo magazine for your everyday life that will crack you up! Whether it is 5 random questions you didn’t know you wanted answered, or 6 answers you’ve been looking for from unsolved Movie and TV mysteries, this site has it all.

11. The Oatmeal

Content, content, content! Articles and comics to immerse yourself in. Whether it’s words to stop misspelling or how to react when you receive a not-so-great present – this site has it all.

12. Astronomy Picture of the Day

See a different image of the universe each day. Each image has an interesting blurb written by a professional astronomer

13. Lego Videos

We may have the Lego Movie now but if you’re looking for videos galore with your favourite Lego characters, this site is for you. Just select a theme and get lost in the world of Lego.

14. Pottermore

If you’re a big Harry Potter fan, stop here. This site tells you which Hogwarts house you belong to, your patronus, wand type and everything else about your wizarding identity.

15. Weave Silk

You’ll be an artist in just a few clicks of your mouse.

16. List of dogs

Love dogs? Well here’s a whole list of famous dogs.

17. Find the Invisible Cow 

Turn the sound on for this one. A blank screen and a Marco Polo style game – click away and find the invisible cow. It’s oddly addictive.

18. Rave Worm

Ever seen a worm rave? Head over to Staggering Beauty, a website where you can make this little worm dance using your mouse. If you move quickly enough, it’ll begin to rave! Keep in mind: this page has very bright and flashing images so check it out with care.

Can’t decide? Let Useless Web do it for you. Ask the site to take you to a mindless place and it will take you there. Honestly, the list could go on! Do you have a go-to easy to scroll through site? Share it with us in the comments.



  1. Susan says:

    Thanks! Nothing for my iPad then?

  2. Rod says:

    Perhaps instead of playing her to play and communicate useless stuff you could pay her to help your phone answerers and communicate with customers. Every little bit brings down the long waits.

  3. Murray says:

    Thanks Erin – I found this article useful and informative. Certainly saved me hours of searching. Because when you’re looking you don’t know what you don’t know!

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  5. Blackjack says:

    Susan,, why say that. ??? I get ALL to play on my iPad

  6. bobb says:

    I always find the phone answering is done by great people with a difficult job.

  7. Look at Alien Resort. Four aliens on a tropical island who make comics. They send the comics to an Earthling who actually gets them published in newspapers.