The top 25 Websites of the Weird: When a site is far from the mainstream
According to Merriam-Webster, “weird” is an adjective meaning something that is uncanny, mysteriously strange or fantastic. Weird may imply an unearthly or supernatural strangeness or it may stress peculiarity or oddness, according to the dictionary.
In the world of websites, weird takes on a whole new dimension of the bizarre.
Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but there seems to be a glut of websites popping up that serve a, how shall we say it, select audience. Let’s face it. These sites are weird. They are quirky, and they serve some not so obvious purposes.
Let’s look at some websites that not only venture outside the box, they flat out go down the rabbit hole and beyond:
– This website is a tribute, of sorts, to Arnold Scharzenwegger, the actor’s face superimposed on Sailor Moon bodies. They really do make him look attractive don’t they?
— Features a series of circles that divide into even smaller circles when you hover over them. It has a calming effect, if you can ever stop.
– There is a single image of a crouton in the upper left-hand corner. That’s it. Just the one crouton. Just like many art these days, this really makes a statement doesn’t it. The creator is truly brilliant.
– Another weird site where you can watch a YouTube video of the world’s longest burp from Tim Janus. He belched for 18.1 seconds. I did not watch and listen, because I feel I would need to enter the contest and surely win.
– Go to this site and you get a random color. I got a purple color. Perfect for finishing a project or maybe even picking your favorite color.
– Very satisfying. You get to save the world in less than minute. Click the button and you actually save the world
– A workplace clock watcher’s dream site. It gives you a running total on what percentage of the work week has been completed. If you are this desperate to countdown time, maybe quit your job?
– A Bill Cosby sighting. If you haven’t seen enough of him in the news, or maybe just wonder what he is up to.
– When you miss that sense of things falling down. WARNING if you are epileptic steer clear from this one
– Block figure ninja and a block figure arm flex. What more could you want?
– This horse’s legs go on forever. Or maybe it’s a statement about the eternal scheme of things. Or maybe they are just horsing around.
– On this site, you control the vertical and whether to extend the middle finger or not. Profound ethical question? Probably not. Just do not try to leave the page or you WILL be given the finger.
– Checkers for the impatient, if you can keep up.
– If you do not know if your computer is on, this is actually a great resource. It gives you realtime answers as to if your computer is working.
– We are intrigued by the site, which told us the answer was “3.” According to the site, Andrew Morgan, a U.S. flight engineer, has been in space 250 days; Oleg Skripochka, a flight engineer from Russia, has been in space 183 days; and Jessica Meir, a U.S. flight engineer, has been in space for 183 days.
– Site reveals that in the “Back to the Future” movie series Marty returned to the future on Oct. 15, 2015. Which, to add to the confusion, is clearly in the past or are we just living in the past?
– Shows Oprah and her audience being attacked by a swarm of bees. Well, not really. Graphic bees and buzzing sounds are overlaid over Oprah’s audience celebrating something.
– Offers cats bouncing around the screen. There’s even a “let it rain” button that sends a downpour of cats splashing down your screen, as if the 4 falling cats were not enough.
asks the simple question. Thankfully, the answer is “no” and we have not been destroyed by the large hadron collider.
Navigate this maze if you can… Honestly if you can get through this maze then you are something special.
– This site takes you into a continuously zooming visual journey that doesn’t appear to end. I lasted a few minutes but then, I realized I was sober, and shouldn’t pretend to be under the influence. This site reminded me of those pictures within a picture visual puzzles where there is a picture of a picture within a picture, and so on.
This site allows you to ship glitter bombs ($9.99) and dirt bombs ($9.25) to your enemies.
– This site interacts with your cursor and displays a photograph with someone pointing where your cursor rests. This could fill in a few of those idle minutes.
Well, we didn’t want to spoil the fun so we won’t show you what happens when you click the button, you should just go and look. It really does make everything ok.
– Finally, for those who find solace in the sound of rainfall, there is a site that provides soothing sounds of rainfall, best for sleep and study.
There you have it. Our top 25 websites of the weird. They are odd. They are out of the mainstream. Some of them are extremely creative and some are downright puzzling. The Internet is a great tool. Vast amounts of information on a wide range of topics are only a click away. Obviously, there are also a lot of websites that speak to the quirky, abnormal side of human behavior.
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