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    People Shared The Best Internet Rabbit Holes To Go Down, And I'm Suddenly No Longer Bored

    We're all mad here!

    Well folks, it looks like we're gonna be stuck inside for a while.


    You may not be able to go out with friends right now, but you know what you can do? Spend hours exploring the wacky and wonderful depths of the internet.


    This week, Reddit user BriLyGan asked, "What are some good internet rabbit holes to fall into during this time of quarantine?" The results are fascinating and will hopefully help you avoid boredom.


    Here are some of the best responses:

    1. This family that couldn't sleep

    "'[According to CNN], for 200 years a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months.'

    I believe even the Vatican are involved in housing the family and trying to come up with a cure."


    2. How to make sourdough bread


    "I'm fascinated now. I didn't realize how the process works. I found some lady who's been using the same starter since the 1970s and she got hers from a woman who used hers for the last hundred years."


    3. The Rotten Library

    "It's an archive of essentially a pre-Wikipedia with hand-written articles on weird stuff — cults, murders, etc. It’s a relic of when the web was just scattered information with no real way to find it. It was my teenage introduction to so many oddities that get reposted on Reddit now."


    4. My '90s TV

    My '90s TV

    "This is a fun novelty website where you can easily lose yourself for hours with nostalgia. Basically, it uses YouTube videos to simulate watching TV in the '90s and allows you to specify the year you want, along with what categories you want to see when you change channels."


    5. Horror Stories on YouTube


    "It's a collection of short real-life horror stories of people who died in the most horrible, unimaginable, and unsuspecting ways. No clickbait, just on-point storytelling."


    6. TV Tropes

    "You'll suddenly start to refer to scenes in movies as 'tearjerkers' and your whole family will hate you, but god is that website so fun to lurk."


    7. PBS Space Time on Youtube

    "The show is well-made, fairly entertaining, and tells you more than any layman should ever need to know about quantum mechanics without dousing you in formulas too much. Start from the beginning though, or you may get lost."


    8. Conspiracy theories about the Titanic

    Max Dannenbaum / Getty Images

    "There's a theory that the Titanic didn't really sink, but instead the Olympic did in an insurance scam. I don't actually believe this — it's just one hell of a theory to read."


    9. This puzzle that claims to be the hardest on the internet

    "It's been online since 2004, but only 67 people ever made it through all 140 levels. I've been playing since 2007, am in the 70s now."


    10. Google Earth


    "One of my favorite things to do is look around on Google Earth at an area you never plan on traveling to. Zoom WAY in, and learn about the small villages/communities/cities that live on completely different continents or tiny islands in the middle of nowhere."

    11. The unsolved Delphi murders

    "This case made a real impact on me, and I want a resolution for these girls so badly. It's SO solvable — it's almost a numbers game, because all it takes is the video/audio getting seen by one person who knows the suspect and is willing to call it in."


    12. Geography Now on YouTube

    "I've been binge-watching the channel for the past week. It's a really entertaining way to learn about all the countries in the world."


    13. This list of unusual eBay listings


    "The crap that people try to sell can be mind-boggling."


    14. The WayBack Machine

    "The archive has 396 billion web pages saved over time. You can go back and see how websites were years ago. "


    15. Murderpedia

    "It's a good place to check out if you want a wiki for every serial killer."


    16. And finally, Harry Potter fanfiction

    Warner Bros

    "This one writer created a whole in-canon expanded universe for decades after The Deathly Hallows. It's been a blast reading his stuff."


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