A couple years ago, David wrote a post titled 20 Ways to Kill a Few Minutes Online, featuring some great ways to have some fun online and maybe learn something new in the process. Here’s my addendum to David’s list of ways “to learn something, be entertained, or just have a way to goof off” for a few minutes.
1) Enjoy National Geographic’s Photo Of The Day. Daily photo of a nature or cultural scene from somewhere on this great planet.
3) Peruse the stunning travel photos at TourTheWorld.
4) Watch some videos from YouTube’s Recommended For You section. I regularly use YouTube and find the recommendations usually include something I like.
6) Check out Wikipedia‘s daily featured article. I guarantee you’ll learn something new.
8) Visit Braingle and put your brain to work with their collection of brain teasers, trivia, games, and more.
9) Watch Mashable’s Viral Video Of The Day. Mashable highlights a notable YouTube video each day.
10) Create your own comic strip with Strip Generator, a super easy to use, 100% free comic strip builder.
11) Test your vocabulary skills at FreeRice.com – everytime you answer a question correctly, the site donates 10 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.
12) Play the point and click Traveler IQ Challenge. You’re given a location (city, attraction, etc.) and you have to click on the map where you think it is. You’re graded based on your speed and how many kilometers away from the actual location you click.
13) Check out NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, and (if you want to learn some cool facts) read the explanation of the photo, written by a professional astronomer.
14) Go sightseeing with Google Streetview. From museums to underwater reefs, Google Street View allows you to tour some of the world’s greatest attractions, right from your sofa. Start at Google’s Street View gallery.
16) Build and conduct your own beat box or a capella vocal group with Incredibox.
There’s my list. What are your favorite (semi useful or educational) ways to kill a few minutes online?