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    Updated on Aug 8, 2019. Posted on Nov 12, 2018

    24 Things To Do When You're Bored Online

    Bored? Procrastinating? Got time to kill? If you have access to the Internet, any and all of these things will entertain you for HOURS.

    1. Play the Wiki Game.

    thewikigame.com

    This Wikipedia version of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" will have you obsessed. The game generates two random Wikipedia articles and you have to find the fastest path from one to the other through hyperlinks. It's also an addictively dangerous way of ending up down a fascinating Wikipedia rabbithole, so you can procrastinate while you procrastinate!

    2. Chat with Cleverbot.

    cleverbot.com

    Spend some time having a strange, surprising, and sometimes troubling conversation with an artificial intelligence before it becomes self aware and kills us all! You can chat with Cleverbot here, or check out a list of some of its most hilarious interactions here.

    3. Play an updated, multiplayer version of Snake with Slither.io.

    slither.io

    Back in the before-times, we all came together as a world community by spending hours at a time mastering "Snake" on our "flip phones." But then smartphones came along and destroyed that beautiful dream. Until now! Slither.io brings back all the endless, time-wasting glory of Snake in technicolor.

    4. Put your face on your pet's face.

    petswitch.com

    Ever wanted to know what your beloved pet would look like if she had your eyes? Of course you have! You're only human. Satisfy that long-simmering curiosity with this neat little online service that will allow you to create the unholy abomination you've always wanted.

    5. Play the greatest, most addictive game of all time.

    kingdomrush.com

    Good news: There are three of these. And a fourth coming out momentarily! For the uninitiated, Kingdom Rush is the ultimate Tower Defense (a game type that involves strategically deploying different defensive towers to beat back advancing swarms of enemies). It will test you strategically, but it does so in an immensely satisfying way that incorporates a great sense of humor, design, and story.

    The Kingdom Rush series of games are addictive, intuitive, and fun, regardless of whether you're a seasoned gamer or a casual fan.

    6. Listen to a funny podcast.

    earwolf.com / Via maximumfun.com

    If you've never listened to some of the great comedy podcasts, like Hollywood Handbook; My Brother, My Brother, and Me; and How Did This Get Made?, you have literally hundreds of hours of laughing to catch up on. If you're overwhelmed by choice, start with Hollywood Handbook's dangerously funny commentary on a disastrous live show (Triumph at Comic Con), which is an all-time podcasting classic.

    7. Go to XKCD, click "random," and read smart, hilarious comics for hours.

    xkcd.com

    XKCD has been going since 2006, and it's just as good as it ever was. There are plenty worse ways to waste time than by scrolling few 12 years of short, funny comics that make you think and sometimes even teach you something.

    8. Watch free documentaries online.

    documentaryheaven.com

    Is it really procrastinating if you're arming yourself with information and making yourself a hundred times more fascinating at cocktail parties, where you'll be, like, "The story of electricity is actually really interesting ..."

    9. Travel down a Wikipedia rabbit hole or two.

    buzzfeed.com

    Got an hour to spare? Why not read some crowdsourced articles about, like, crazy mysteries that have never been solved!

    10. Turn yourself into a Manga character.

    faceyourmanga.com

    Maybe the Manga version of you will be less bored. But if you're still bored after that, why not make a Manga version of your crush and make them kiss?

    11. Try to stump the amazing Akinator, who can guess any character you are thinking of.

    en.akinator.com

    Akinator is literal SORCERY. It will terrify you. Think of any real or fictional character and The Akinator will ask you questions and then guess accurately EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Prepare to be amazed.

    12. Watch all of the best and most interesting TED talks in a playlist.

    ted.com

    Here's a playlist of the most jaw-dropping TED talks ever given. There's no way you can still be bored while your jaw is dropping! From a brain scientist who researched her own stroke in real time to the astonishing performance of a "Mathemagician," these talks will cure your boredom instantly.

    13. Play an incredibly addictive game where you guess locations in the world from Streetview pictures.

    geoguessr.com

    Geoguessr shows you a picture of somewhere in the world and lets pick a point on a world map to see how close you can get to the actual location of the picture. A strangely addictive way of seeing the world in all its variety.

    14. Read some of the most interesting answers to some of the most interesting questions.

    quora.com

    Want to know facts about the United States that foreigners don't believe until they go there? Or whether it's possible to make a real lightsaber? Or maybe you're interested in finding out who was the nicest president! Quora is a cornucopia of interesting questions you never thought to ask.

    15. Try to survive this fun, funny, interactive Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game.

    bbc.co.uk

    Play this delightful interactive game based on the wonderful world of Douglas Adams. And whatever you do, Don't Panic.

    16. Listen to different radio stations around the world from different eras.

    radiooooo.com

    Radiooooo is a "hit tune time machine" where you pick a country and a decade, and then listen to a curated playlist of songs that match your selection. It's endlessly fascinating to listen to music from different eras and locations.

    17. Take a quiz to find out your true Myers-Briggs personality type.

    16personalities.com

    Are you an introvert? An extrovert? Somewhere in between? Are you more passionate or more logical? More creative or more practical? This world-renowned personality test will help you get to know yourself, plus it's fun to take!

    18. Look up your full natal chart to understand your astrological personality beyond just your sun sign.

    astro.cafeastrology.com

    Just knowing your star sign is for casuals. Get the real goods on who you are according to the cosmos with this full natal chart.

    19. Watch Earth from the International Space Station

    nasa-official.tumblr.com

    Relaxing, awe-inspiring, existentially terrifying. It's tough to be bored when you zoom out and take it all in.

    20. Discover your Love Language.

    5lovelanguages.com

    Words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. These are all different ways of making people feel loved, and the ones that are effective vary from person to person. Understanding what works best for you and your partner and how you differ can be a powerful way of deepening your relationship. Also, it's fun to take personality quizzes!

    21. Read inspiring, funny, moving, and powerful letters from interesting people.

    lettersofnote.com

    Letters of Note is an endless trove of wonderful, fascinating, and historically important letters. Read a few of these to feel inspired.

    22. Figure out your birthday song.

    playback.fm

    This site will tell you what song was number one the day you were born! Don't you want to listen to the song that your parents were jamming out to when you first emerged into the world?

    23. Or if all else fails, just go to Bobbi Babalooney's website.

    wizardpunk.tumblr.com

    Just do it. It's impossible to describe, but it will make you smile.

    24. Now take a moment to slow down and relax. You deserve it.