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Posted on Jul 9, 2013

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.

1. Here Is Today

hereistoday.com

An interactive timeline that will put your day in perspective.

2. Do Nothing For 2 Minutes

donothingfor2minutes.com

Take a break from everything and relax with the sound of waves for two minutes. If you move your mouse or touch your keyboard, the clock starts over.

3. Weave Silk

weavesilk.com

This interactive art generator plays calming sounds as you get lost in the art that you built.

4. The Thoughts Room

thequietplaceproject.com

Put down your devices and just sit with your thoughts for a moment. Unload the things that are weighing on you into the "status box" and they "will disappear by literally bursting into thousands of stars so you can finally find some rest."

5. Rainy Mood

rainymood.com

Just rain. Just sit and listen to the rain.

6. The Tone Matrix

tonematrix.audiotool.com

Click on the squares and a lovely little jingle will emerge.

7. Eel Slap!

eelslap.com

You never knew you needed this but you do! Just scroll over this man's face and slap him with an eel. It's even better in slo-mo and reverse!

8. Picasso Head

picassohead.com

Have fun building some Picasso figures and reveling in Cubism.

9. Paint a Nebula

29a.ch

An incredibly beautiful site that makes the universe your coloring book.

10. Heeeeeeeey

heeeeeeeey.com

Take a minute to party like it's 1993? Always.

11. Cat Bounce

cat-bounce.com

Just some cat's bouncin'. The background color changes and it's kind of hard to look away. Enjoy.

12. Cray Machine

zefrank.com

Lowercase letters have never been this fun!

13. Paint Like Jackson Pollock

jacksonpollock.org

Channel your inner abstract Expressionist and see if you can make a masterpiece.

14. Staggering Beauty

staggeringbeauty.com

A web version of the dancing balloon outside the car dealership. Staggering beauty, indeed. [WARNING: Contains flashing images.]

15. The Unwrong Fractal Explorer

barcinski-jeanjean.com

"Click and drag a rectangle to explore different regions of the famous Mandelbrot Set Argh!! It goes on forever!"

16. Falling Falling

fallingfalling.com

Just let it all fall away.

17. The Opportunity Mars Rover

stumbleupon.com / Via panoramas.dk

Explore the surface of Mars with this interactive panorama.

18. The Quiet Place

thequietplaceproject.com

With all the notifications and alerts you get a day, it's almost hard to remember what being disconnected feels like. Sometimes you just need a quiet place.

19. Fly a Line

barcinski-jeanjean.com

I'm not sure what's so captivating about watching this line follow your mouse but the perspective shifts are mesmerizing.

20. Endless Interestingness

barcinski-jeanjean.com

An endless stream of beautiful images found on Flickr.

21. Nulling the Void

nullingthevoid.com

Watch things explode to null the void? I don't know if this is what Nietzsche had in mind. Bloop.

22. Man in the Dark

maninthedark.com

It's a bit ghoulish, but there's something about this floating man that's also soothing. Perhaps it's the faint reminder of your own mortality ebbing against the screen that makes it hard to look away? Or the pretty color blends?

23. Lucio Fontana

luciofontana.com

This website uses the artwork of Rafael Rozeendal for an enchanting yet eerie effect.

24. Particle Node Sequencer

stumbleupon.com / Via blog.soulwire.co.uk

"An experimental particle based audio sequencer." Fun!

25. Ink Blobs

realitytourist.net

Make the linky things link up into blobs.

26. Liquid Particles

spielzeugz.de

Interact with the mouse to form and disrupt particle clusters.

27. Secrets of Nicotine

secretsfornicotine.com

I don't know. It's just like this one song and these random things. But it's so beautiful.

28. Drawminos

drawminos.com

That awesome feeling when you watch the Domino chain unfurl.

29. Pointer Pointer

pointerpointer.com

An image will appear with someone pointing to the place you last left your cursor.

30. BYO Kaleidoscope

zefrank.com

Build your own Kaleidoscope!

31. Koalas to the Max

koalastothemax.com

Click on the circles and they get smaller and smaller and smaller. Just interactive pointless infinity.

32. Into Time

intotime.com

Click on the screen to create smaller and smaller rectangles, so yes, more interactive pointless infinity. Except this time with a little more color!

33. The Kanye Zone

kanyezone.com

OK, so this is definitely not as soothing as listening to rain, but it's still a fun distraction. Don't let Kanye into his zone!

34. The Dawn Room

thequietplaceproject.com

If you're feeling down, visit the dawn room for a touching reminder of what we hold in our hearts but should always say aloud to those we love. Seriously, prepare the tissues for this one.

35. And lastly, just go on over and press the red button.

webworksllc.com

A message from me to you.

That's all, Have a nice day :]

Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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