The Internet is one of the best places to kill your time, whether it’s playing games on your browser, or anything else. It offers a treasure trove of websites that can help you kill time when you want to. Yet, people still spend most of their time only on popular websites looking at cat videos. You can become an explorer sitting on your armchair if you decide to find the treasures hidden inside the world of internet. I love to do that. In my treasure hunt sessions, I have found some really cool and interesting websites which I am going to share with you guys. So, for a day, stop visiting the famous websites and look at these 50 cool and interesting websites, which will help you kill your time and who knows, you might learn a thing or two while you are at it.
Cool and Interesting Websites in 2021
It’s a long list so if you want a quick overview of all the websites included in this list, use our table of content below. You can tap on any name to learn more about that website.
Even though music streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music, and others all have their own recommendation algorithms, if you feel like they aren’t cutting it for you, you should check out Gnoosic. This website houses a search engine for music. It learns and adapts from the users of the website and figures out which artists may be liked by people based on artists they already enjoy. It’s a great way to find new artists to listen to, and it works quite well.
A lot of times when you’re bored you just want to do stuff that’s pretty much useless, but still a lot of fun. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, Patatap fits the bill perfectly. This website does one thing — plays sounds and animations based on the keys you’re pressing on your computer’s keyboard. So, you can start typing out random lines on your keyboard and Patatap will reward you with an explosion of fun sounds and animations. It sounds a little ridiculous, but it’s very addictive, especially if you enjoy typing.
We’ve all had days at work which were… subpar, to say the least. Well, if you’re working in sales or retail, you probably have a lot of stories about annoying customers and incidents. And Not Always Right is the website where you can read similar stories from other people. Some of the stories on the website are quite hilarious, some are examples of really impressive comebacks, and some are a little horrifying. However, it’s a good collection of stories that prove the customer is not always right.
Browser games can be a lot of fun, and Drench is one browser game that’s sure to help you kill hours in one go. In Drench, you basically get a board full of different colors and you have to ‘drench’ the entire board in one single color. The challenge is that you only get a limited number of turns to finish the board, so you have to think carefully about how you’ll proceed with the objective. It’s a fun way to pass some time on your computer, and once you get the hang of it, it’s quite calming as well… for some strange reason.
5. River Styx
Are you interested in Greek mythology? Even if you aren’t, honestly, this website will make you interested. River Styx is a Greek mythological underworld. The eponymously named website takes you through an interactive tour of the river and the underworld, where you will meet a lot of Greek gods and goddesses. The experience is very much like a point and click game where you click on relevant icons and objects to reveal information and more. It’s a fun, and educational, way to spend free time online.
“Noice” — Jake Peralta. The website NOIYS is in no way related to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but it’s every bit as much fun as the show. It’s basically a collection of anonymous notes that stay on the website for 24 hours and then get deleted. You can write your secrets or share your thoughts with the world without ever letting anyone know who you are. The website also allows visitors to reply to other notes, so you can even have entire conversations with people about anything.
7. Cool Things
Do you like browsing the web to find cool gadgets and things that you can use in your home? If so, then Cool Things is a website you should definitely bookmark. It hosts collections of articles and information about cool things. This includes gadgets, entertainment, toys, and even inventions. Plus, it’s a great place to get inspiration for gifts as well, whether you’re looking for gifts for men or women.
8. Post Secret
Post Secret is a website that hosts anonymous secrets that actual people send in on actual postcards! It has all sorts of secrets that you can check out, from childhood embarrassing moments, to regrets, fears, and everything else. It might not look like it, but you can actually get lost, reading secrets sent in by people from around the world. If you want to share your secrets like this, you can also send in a postcard to the address mentioned on the website.
This one is a fun little time killer. As its name suggests, the website deals with the process of transformation you achieve when you start mixing different things. You start with Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The goal is to create as many different materials or objects as possible. For example, earth and air will form dust. There are no rules just mix and match your creations to create new ones. You will not even know where your time went.
Vsauce is one of the few websites on the internet which makes learning fun and interesting. Whenever you have a little downtime and looking for ways to pass it, just head over to the website to learn interesting things and concepts such as the infinite money paradox, the game you win by losing, the napkin ring problem, and more. And if none of those things made any sense, you should definitely visit the website.
We all know how difficult finding a good movie to watch can be. It happens with me all the time and I always end up watching the same few movies over and over again. While you can look for the best Netflix movies online, this website is a boon to people like me. They have a highly curated list of movies which you can select based on genre, mood, or just randomly. The best part about this website is that they highlight movies which for one reason or another could not appease the mass media, but are an excellent watch. I have discovered a lot more movies here than anywhere else.
Continuing on the topic of movies, if you are someone who is overwhelmed by the sheer number of movies in any catalog, and cannot decide what to watch, this one if for you. The website only hosts 30 movies at a time, with a single movie added and removed daily. This gives you a highly curated and small list of the option you can easily choose from. From the day of the upload, a movie remains on the website for 30 days essentially giving you the same time to watch that movie before it is removed. A great little website, a movie lover should surely visit.
13. The Moth
If you love the art of storytelling, you are going to love this website. The website houses real life stories told by the people themselves. It also has a podcast which features all the stories told across the world on Moth stages. These are literally stories for your ears. This is one of my favorite sites to visit when I am bored.
14. Don’t Even Reply
One must have a lot of free time on his hand if he replies to every classified ad posted on Craigslist. Well, the website owner seems to have that time and the email exchange is hilarious. You will love it.
15. Wait But Why
The website is pretty cool and deals with normal news and other content related to life. Some simple stick figures are used to explain the topics in a funny way. The website surely seems eccentric and funny.
The website truly kills your time. It is just a collection of small games which you can play on your browser. Effective for less than 10 minutes of usage, it’s good for a short break.
17. The Oatmeal
Of all the comic strip websites I have visited, this is the funniest. You never guess what the ending or the punch line of the comics will be. One thing is sure, however, that you will laugh every few second.
18. The Onion
Considered as the pioneer of satirical news coverage, the Onion is still the best among its class. The Onion inspired a generation of writers to deliver even the hardest of news in the funniest way possible. Check them out for your daily dose.
GIPHY houses the most popular GIFs which are circulated over million times on the internet. They are a way of expressing yourself in a funny and inoffensive manner. Use some GIFs to make your Twitter game strong.
The website is designed to literally allow you to waste your time. There are no long articles, just funny pictures with embedded texts. A very good time waster for short breaks.
The Website Focuses on the odd, bizarre and strange things of the world and brings you unique article which is different from those on BuzzFeed. Although the format is same, the content is fairly different. A good alternative to BuzzFeed and a great time killer.
ZergNet does not offer its original content but hosts the content from the best publishers around the world. The content mainly focuses on movies, tv-series and other entertainment related stuff. A good place to discover quality articles.
The website hosts over 9000 products only for men. The products range from vintage motorcycles to jackets to Bluetooth earbuds. A very cool site to check out before your next shopping spree.
This is a great website for discovering new gift ideas which are distinct. The products range from a few dollars to a few thousand. There’s something for everyone here.
No body can deny that Spotify is one of the best places to discover music. Still, the vast catalog favors popular artist. Fogetify helps you discover artists who are not that popular but produce great music. A great place to discover new music and artists.
Attack of the Cute is a simple website Which shows you the cute pictures of different animals. A great place to hangout for people who like to go “awwww”.
27. Open Puppies
The website shows you GIFs and small videos of puppies and dogs which are just adorable. All the content is shown in full-screen high-quality mode. If you love puppies, you will love it here.
The website is magic or rather feels like one. You can think of any character in this entire world and through a series of question, it will deduce the name. Don’t believe me, go try for yourself.
29. Pixel Thoughts
It’s a very simple sixty-second meditation tool. There’s a bubble which floats through empty space. You just put in your troubling thought there and follow it for sixty-seconds. This little exercise is really relaxing.
30. A Soft Murmur
The site hosts various natural sounds like that of rain, wind, waves etc. It helps you relax and focus when you are working. It also has a corresponding app for both iOS and Android.
If AI and deep-fakes fascinate you, this is a website that will either make you very excited, or give you nightmares about whether ‘The Matrix’ is real, and if you, at some point in your life, took the blue pill instead of the red one. Either way, the website generates fake people using GAN (or generative adversarial networks), and displays them to you. You can refresh the page to see a different face. Also, if this interests you, you might also like This Cat Does Not Exist. You know, because why stare at human faces when you can look at cats instead.
This is one of my favourite websites. It basically takes the example of World War 1, where soldiers across frontlines decided to create an unlikely truce on Christmas Day, and exchange gifts in peace. That act of trust in full-scale war inspired this website maker to explore how the world works with trusting and non-trusting people, and how mistakes and miscommunication can affect how we grow into trusting or paranoid humans. It’s an interactive website, which will definitely give you a lot to think about.
Cool And Useful Websites
33. 100,000 Stars
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen on the web. It shows a representation of galaxy with stars inside it. You can take a tour which starts from the Sun and takes you to the outer edges of the galaxy while teaching you valuable insights in between.
If you want to learn something useful about history or technology without feeling like you are in a classroom, this is the place to go. The articles are of highest standard using a language which not too academic. It’s one of the best places to spend time internet.
35. The Toast
This one is for all the aspiring writers out there. The website publishes stories covering books and the characters inside them. It’s kind of a daily blog which always provides you with interesting insights about a book or its author. There is another form of articles too, but this is the most prevalent. Get a daily dose for your writing here.
36. How Stuff Works
As the name suggests, the website focuses on detailing how stuff works. From soda fountains to tornados, you will find everything here. Everything is written in a short and easy to understand language. You will have fun and also learn a lot here.
37. WiKi How
This is the answer to all your question. If you ever need to find how to do anything and I mean anything (just don’t go crazy), you can find it here.
If you love history, this is your one-stop shop to learn everything about our pasts. From Ancient Kingdoms to Epic wars, you can find everything here. It is a great site for history buffs like me.
With the rise of multiple streaming services, it is no longer easy to locate which platform has the show you’re willing to watch. To help you find where to find your favorite TV shows and movies, there exists a website named Justwatch. All you have to do is type the title of the show and the website will show you where you can watch it. I’ve been using this website since I discovered it and never looked back, which is saying something.
One of the longest running podcast, This American Life by WBEZ Chicago is one of the best content ever created in entertainment media. The stories always bring out emotions inside you. You learn about the current situation and the past while listening to real life stories of people affected by them. If you have never listened to it, you should give it a try.
A great place to read informative and impeccably written articles dealing with a multitude of topics which can be broadly divided into science, history, psychology, and autobiography. If you are looking to learn while passing time, there’s no better place.
42. Big Think
It’s a place which shares ideas and insights from the most successful people around the world. You won’t get life-hacks here, but you will get real information. You will learn from the mistakes of the others and their successes too. A good place to get the content from people who know what they are talking about.
43. Hotspot 3D
Imagine a situation where you want to buy a smartphone out of a bunch of notable picks but can’t decide which one can offer the best bang for your bucks. Wouldn’t it better if you could get a handy tool that can let you quickly compare smartphones? Yeah, that would be great! Well, this is where Hotspot 3D has a role to play in helping you compare devices in 3D so that it becomes a tad easier for you to decide which one can fit into your demand.
Well, I’ve picked out “Apartment Therapy” specifically for the folks who have a huge penchant for amazing home decor or DIY projects. The website is kind of a one-stop platform for getting unique ideas about how to make your home look pleasing to the eyes. Plus, it also offers some killer tips and the visual tours of people’s apartments and homes so that you can get inspiration from them to design your abode beautifully.
You are all set to cook a delicious recipe only to find that the stock doesn’t have the required ingredients. And now you are wondering which recipe you can cook with the available ingredients. Well, don’t waste time as a cool website like SuperCook has got you fully covered. To get going, you can just add your ingredients and the website will present you with a list of recipes that can be cooked using those items.
This one looks right on the money for the folks who can’t get enough of sharks! With OCEARCH Shark Tracker, you can keep a track of tagged sharks as they are busy swimming around the deep ocean. Moreover, the website also lets you zoom in on a particular location to check where sharks have been swimming for the past year. Sounds really cool, doesn’t it?
47. Lego Videos
Love watching fun-loving videos during free times? If yes, don’t forget to bookmark “lego.com” to catch up with all sorts of videos that can help you kill free times without any boredom. What I like the most about this site is the massive catalog that’s primed to cater to a variety of interests. So, whether you wish to go for ghost hunting, scintillating ninja fighting or wicked fast car racing (in which case you should also check out some of the best racing games), Lego videos have fully caught you up!
48. Hacker News
Run by investment fund and startup incubator ‘Y Combinator’, Hacker News is the website you should be in if you’re interested to stay in the loop of the cybersecurity world and startups. As the website puts it, it is a place to share ‘anything that gratifies one’s intellectual curiosity.’
49. Product Hunt
If you’re someone who loves discovering cool new products, you’ll not regret browsing Product Hunt. Apart from the variety of products on the website, there is a ‘popular’ section to help you find products that are trending every month. In my opinion, Product Hunt will help you get extra convenience you didn’t know you needed in your life, be it your workflow or productivity tools.
Keepa is a must-visit website if you shop frequently on Amazon. Other than Keepa’s excellent price comparison tool available as a browser extension, the website helps you discover steal deals across Amazon. You can also set price drop alerts for products in your wishlist so that you can grab them when they are cheaper.
Some Really Cool Websites You Need to Visit
Next time whenever you get a free minute, do not waste it on watching the same thing again and again. Move away from the popular websites and visit these interesting websites instead. In the list we have not included any NSFW websites or old websites that are prone to malware attack.
That means there are no websites here that you should not visit. So, check them out and let us know your favorite websites to visit when bored. If you like these websites and want to share some of your own, do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.