13 Of The Weirdest Time-Wasters On The Internet
We all know that the Internet is dark and full of terrors. After all, anyone can just build a website and upload anything they want. We’ve scoured the darkest corners of the interwebs to bring you some of the strangest and most random sites.
For special moments of distress, there’s nothing more appropriate than a panic button that plays Darth Vader’s cry of despair.
This website lists everything and anything related to nodes. Plus points for the creepy all-seeing-eye logo.
Apparently, the secret to eternal life lies in Alex Chiu’s magnetic rings and foot braces—“A Chinese technology that white men just can’t beat!” He’s also invented a “cell realignment machine” that cures all diseases.
Plane Crash Info
You should probably avoid visiting this website if you’re flying out of town anytime soon. This morbid page contains recordings and transcripts of pilots’ last words before their planes crashed.
Salmon of Capistrano
Stressed? Ever wanted to experience swimming in a rainbow-colored river of salmon to soundtrack of TLC’s “Waterfalls” in midi format? Salmon of Capistrano’s got you.
Ouais Mais Bon
When you scroll over the three men from left to right, the first will say “Ouais,” the second will say “mais,” and the third will say “bon,” which is a French phrase that translates roughly to a laconic “Yeah, well...”
The site It was created by web designers Lausanne and Geneva as a joke about how they felt like they were just churning out more of the same thing—something most creatives can probably identify with at one point or another.
Patience is a Virtue
Prank your friends with this perpetually loading page.
News of Future
This website publishes articles about what’s most likely to happen from 2020 to 2050, based on today’s technological advancements. Its view of the future is mostly optimistic, which is pretty nice for a change.
The Internet Archive
This non-profit digital library is actually more cool than strange. It’s been archiving web pages since 1996, and also contains millions of e-books, audio recordings, videos, images, and software programs. Its purpose is “to provide universal access to all knowledge.”
This is easily the most bizarre website we’ve ever seen. Created by artist Michael Guidetti, it’s smorgasbord of strange images, melancholy messages and annoying noises that add up to a rather disturbing whole.
The first page of this 1997 web art installation presents you with the “scribble rabbit” and the “anti rabbit.” It honestly doesn’t matter which rabbit you choose—clicking on either one throws you down a rabbit hole of random images, GIFs, text snippets, and interactive elements.
Geo Goo is a web project created by net artists Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans, who often go by the collective name JODI. It deconstructs Google Maps and Google Earth by peppering the interface with moving scribbles and Google maps symbols. The effect can make one quite dizzy, and it’s easy to lose track of time toying with the “geo” and “goo” drop-down menus.
Click Click Click
This surveillance page reveals just how much websites know about you. Every single move and click of your mouse is documented in real-time while a calm voice makes obnoxious observations.