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You Won't Believe These 11 Webpages Still Exist

Get out your fossil brush.

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1. Coffee Icons

Emojis these days, amirite? Visit this page for glorious coffee icons in all their late 90's glory. This website also has coffee quotes, fonts, and recipes for your coffee. I set it as my homepage and I suggest you do the same.


2. You've Got Mail,

You've Got Mail is one of the greatest movies of all time, but did you know its website is still adorably stuck in 1998? Not only can you download screensavers, but you can also learn about the actors and listen to a snippet from the director, Nora Ephron. Also, if you adjust the window of the home screen to make it more narrow, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan get closer to each other. Not like I've been doing that or anything.

3. PizzaNet

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I want to start my pizza order the old-fashioned way." Look no further, fam. I'll admit that as soon as you hit the continue button on this page, you get redirected to Pizza Hut's real website. However, between the monocromatic color scheme and the internet logo in the top right corner, you can practically hear dial-up tones. This is definitely a funner way to start your pizza order.

4. CNN Interactive,

Here's an area of the CNN website that looks like it hasn't been updated since 2001. This is a super fun website to visit. Sure it has nutrition facts, but what's special about it is the time it took for the detail and theming in each page on the site. If you click the home page, you end up back on CNN's current page, but this little subsection is like an ancient fossil. Also shout out to this happy-faced banana that wants to help you get back to the top of the page.

5. Jurassic Park: The Lost World

The website for Jurassic Park: The Lost World is still up and hasn't been changed since 1996! Ingen (International Genetic Technologies) was the company founded by John Hammond that opened Jurassic Park. This is the Ingen Intranet, where you can learn about dinosaurs, look up the employee handbook, brush up on marketing, and see the steps the company is taking for additional security. If I were you, I'd pay special attention to those dinosaurs and emergency procedures. Just in case...well, you know.


6. The Simulator

Here's a game from 1997 that's eerily like everyday life. You can simulate a day in your life from waking up, to going to work, to sleeping and dreaming. It's actually pretty fun. I decided to work overtime for $5.00 an hour. What can I say? Gotta get that cash.

7. Brendan Fraser Fan Site,

A Brendan Fraser fan site? Don't mind if I do. The world doesn't have enough Brendan Fraser and that's a pure fact. However, here you can indulge your secret passion for The Mummy actor whenever you want. I'm going to take a guess and say this website hasn't been updated since 1998, which is when his filmography timeline on the site ends.

There aren't enough Jedi Academies in the world. Thankfully, this academy in Finland still has its page up. To sign up, you need to be honest, noble, and have an appreciation of humanity. Padawan training is only for people over the age of 18. Bonus points go to this website for the kickass galaxy background. There's also a lightsaber gallery for your enjoyment. However, most of subpages are in Finnish.

9. Netscape,

Netscape still exists and it's magical. It's perfect for anyone who needs a refresher as to how to use a hyperlink. While a lot of this website links out to broken or taken down webpages, NetScape has definitely stayed up, and it's like a roadmap of everything you need to know about getting started on the internet, in case you were a little lost.

10. Space Jam,

OK everyone, the Space Jam site is still up. Please, please don't all go at once. We wouldn't want to crash the site. There's a lot of quality content on this site, such as cast bios and a super cool trivia quiz. There's also "Neat Stuff to Look At" and Lunar tunes. Really, it's a blessing and if you didn't make that coffee icon page your home page, I think that this one is a solid alternative.

11. The Geocities-izer

Finally, here's a website that will convert any website you choose into a GeoCities style site, complete with gifs and music. It puts dancing baby GIFs EVERYWHERE. There's also instrumentals of peak-90's songs. It's really great. You've got to try it.

H/T r/abandonedwebsites and r/forgottenwebsites