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Name Nerds: Least Favourite Names
this is just great to look through it's basically people just roasting names for the most asanine (and sometimes fair) reasons. for example: "Adrian: just seems wimpy to me." what. what does that mean
Petition to Ban Basil (the herb)
i don't know how i found this but i agree. basil sucks
a site that has a whole lot of maps from video games that you can explore at your leisure
god there are some good horse names out there. "awesome wild one". "not exactly monday". "visa mastercard".
Listen to Wikipedia
basically every time a page is edited/created, a note plays. surprisingly good background noise
if you know japanese, this one's for you. basically, converts typed text into gyaruspeak. so ビーンです -> ｔ″─･/τ″す. i don't know how gyaru in the 90s survived wtf is that i love it
Pokemon Battle Revolution Announcer Soundboard
love this guy's passion. love his fire. wish i had him narrate my daily life
The Death Generator
choose a video game textbox style and blast your friends with fake screenshots
JoJo's Bizarre Comparisons
a site showing the original and bluray version of the anime side-by-side to highlight all of the changes (which there are many of)
Name All Pokemon
self explanatory. good luck.
play taiko no tatsujin online hell yeah (but trying to read the menus actualyl game me a headache holy hell. if you have dyslexia maybe close your eyes and listen to pick a song because lmao)
nvm the site is gone!!! hate copyright!!!!
Yvette's Bridal Formal
absolutely insane. to anyone with a website, i ask: why isn't yours this good? (ironically) (unironically)
404 Page Found
archived old websites
this is a neocities-hosted site, but no button so i'll put it here. this was...an experience. not saying that like a negative, or like it was bizarre or etc etc. just. kinda. sweet, i guess. i actually did not know that this site operated on a schedule; when i clicked, it must've been XX:00:01 o'clock, because it started right as i came in. it was nice. come here with an internet friend on the hour; it'll be sweeter.
Guess my word
a daily word guessing game where you are told whether the word is alphabetically before or after your guess
what it says on the tin; fun to kill time with
Badass of the Week
a still-updating (?) site that catalogues people who have done some pretty cool things
the best conlang, improved. i love when people use linguistics and language for evil.
Specification gaming examples in AI - master list>be a neural network told "don't lose at tetris" >see game getting hard >pause game >don't lose >refuse to elaborate >leave
a game, but embedded in a font. insane.
a collection of beautiful data visualisations. favourites are werner's nomenclature of colors
and british and exotic minerology
Recieved or Received?
a whole-ass site. highkey helpful; never heard of the 'I've' strat before and it helps a bunch
eli's postmark collection
a collection of postmarks! very beautifully presented; i enjoy collections and this is very fun to look through
the speech accent archive
has a lot of recordings of a lot of accents. good if you want to learn an accent for fun, or just for browsing
World Atlas of Light Pollution/Artifical Sky Brightness
find stargazing spots near you! (there are none there are none there are none)
Dictionary of Obscure Words
this whole site is great but this section specifically, especially so
Chemical compounds present in food
it's interesting looking through what two completely different seeming foods share compounds and therefore have a chance of tasting pretty okay together. for example, chocolate and avocados share quite a few, so in theory might taste good. i hate avocado and wouldn't dare ruin chocolate with is, but if you like them, maybe try this combo i guess. soy sauce and peaches is also an interesting combo lol. who's brave raise your hand
The Pathology Guy
this has a lot of pages, mostly medical based, but some of my favs are actually the chess variants
and the words and phrases coined by shakespeare
pages, funnily enough
Globe with fossil discovery locations
basically, theres a globe of the earth that you can select a time period for. it will show up as it was back then. you can also type in a location and it will list fossils discovered nearby so you can see what dinosaurs lived around you
Library of Babel
basically, every single combination of letters generated. every possible written thing is already present here. this is the "an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters will eventually compose one of shakespeare's works" saying, but real
3d virtual tour of the pyramids
Multilingual Folk Tale Database
global fairy tales sorted by general category. interesting to see the commalities, and also fun to try to find one using the system.
COVID-19 Signage Archive
an archive of gathered signs found re: covid. cool collection, can really look into some of it lol
Epic Sports Information Pages
although this site is a store, there are some interesting pages on history and glossaries re: sports. i've linked a random one, but there are more around the site. hope it never updates to become more modern and boring lol
can search by company and see a breakdown of where this company sources their materials and products.
Universal Hint System
this is a site with spoiler free walkthroughs, for if you get stuck in a game but still wanna work out how to progress without being told what to do
Tip of My Tongue
find words you can't remember
maybe i can finally write some more, huh
Dark Pattern Games
an aggregate rankingish site of games by negative traits to do with addiction-promoting elements
Ezn's Guide to Writing (Fan)Fiction
a genuinely amazing resource for writing advice. has a my little pony focus, but can be used for anything. also i appreciate the commitment to the bit of having it look a google doc right down to the favicon despite not even being an uploaded pdf. top scores for presentation