The Internet is a powerful resource; a seemingly endless treasure trove of knowledge that can inform you of news, provide directions, help find a date, give answers to homework assignments, and offer up information on almost any topic you can think of… and then there are websites like these. <image:shutterstock>
It turns out, that in addition to a whole lot of useful websites, the information superhighway is littered with almost as many sites that have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. These 10 totally useless websites were chosen at random and appear in no specific order… meaning Site #1 is just as useless as Site #10.
And now, for your head-scratching, time-wasting pleasure, we present:
RRR GGG BBB – Anyone who has used Photoshop or similar photo editing software will recognize RGB, which literally stands for Red, Green, and Blue, and that is exactly what this site offers – a black background with those three letters in corresponding colors. But wait; there’s more. Hover the cursor over any of the letters and the background shifts to that color. If you ever forget what red, green, or blue look like, you’ll want to have this site stored in your bookmarks.
A Blue Box – The name says it all. The page offers up a blue rectangular box on a white background. It doesn’t flash messages or blink or move or any of that other nonsense. It just sits there.
You Fell Asleep Watching a DVD – A scenario we’re all familiar with. We fall asleep while watching a movie, and later wake up to the main menu screen playing its endless musical loop. Only a small handful of titles are available at this time but we can always hope the creator of the page adds to the catalog.
The Passive Aggressive Password Machine – Think you’ve come up with some ironclad passwords to protect all your accounts? Let this site deflate your ego a little bit… or a lot. Just type in your password to receive feedback like “I hope this account isn’t important,” “Really poor effort,” and “Mashing your head on the keyboard would be more secure.”
Bees Bees Bees – Happiness turns to terror when a familiar sight on the Oprah Winfrey is transformed into a scene that could fit easily into a horror movie. Oprah unveils a surprise for the studio audience and viewers’ screams of joy appear to be screams of terror.
Koalas to the Max – Nope! This isn’t a site for koala lovers because the cute little animal is nowhere to be found. However, if you’re a fan of breaking a big circle into smaller circles just by passing the cursor over it, you might find yourself unable to concentrate on anything else for the rest of the day.
Ledu Champ – A large wheel sitting on a stool. Use your cursor to make the wheel spin, and see the wheel’s shadow spin too. Ohhhh! Ahhhh!
Blue Ball Machine – An entire page filled with tiny blue balls rolling across a vast landscape of obstacle courses. Way too many to keep up with all of them but fascinating – in a memorizing kind of way – to watch.
Is it Christmas? – This site is direct and to the point. Click the link and get taken to a page that says ‘No.’ We’re assuming it switches to ‘Yes’ or maybe a festive ‘Merry Christmas’ on December 25th.
Idiotic.com – Two cartoon tough guys (who are apparently twin brothers) punch each other every time you click your mouse.
Productive? Of course not. Fun? That’s questionable. If nothing else, you can amaze your friends with the knowledge that such sites exist.