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The ultimate procrastination sites

01 Nov 2011

It might be an exam looming in the not-so-distant future, it might be cleaning the house or it might be completing that painfully boring spreadsheet your boss left on your desk last week – whatever it is, we all know that sometimes you just need a little procrastination, and of course we’re here to help!THE PRANKSTER’S PARADISEIf you love a good prank and were one of those kids (or adults) who was always prank calling your friends and neighbours, this site will keep you entertained for hours. Prankcallers.com archives over 1000 prank calls for your listening pleasure. Some are weird, some are hilarious, some are rude, but all are entertaining!www.prankcallers.comMATCH AGEThis is a game most of us would prefer to avoid! With a plethora of photos on stock, the idea is to guess the age of the person featured in each photo. After you’ve guessed, you will be shown your vote matched up against the average vote, the person’s real age and the number of votes per picture. I’m not entirely sure what the point of the site is, but it’s definitely an interesting way to pass time, and it just goes to show in a society where kids grow up too quickly and adults do everything in their power to reverse the hands of time, guessing one’s age accurately is an incredibly tricky and eye-opening process!RIDDLE ME THISLooking for more ways to pass time and challenge your brain while doing it? This site offers hundreds of riddles for you to solve. Presenting one riddle at a time, you can take as long as you want to come up with the answer and then if you’re stumped (or want to see if your answer is correct) you click the answer button to reveal the solution. Here are a couple to get you started (visit the website for the answers!)

  • What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?
  • You can see it, but you can’t touch it. It may disappear, but has never really left you. It grows throughout the day. What is it?
  • Two mothers and two daughters go shopping. They have $21, which they split equally between them. How can this be possible?
www.webriddles.comSUGAR RUSHThink you know your candy bars inside and out? This site challenges your chocolate bar knowledge with pictures of your favourite sugary treats. You have to guess (multiple choice) which candy bar it is. It may not be the most useful site in the world but it certainly is fun and an amazing procrastination tool!www.guessthecandy.comRELAX YOUR MINDMaybe it’s not so much procrastination that you need but rather, relaxation. If you need a break from your hectic work day and a way to soothe your mind and soul, this site allows you to reduce your stress levels and relax online. GetRelaxed.com combines soft relaxing soundscapes and blissful images to drop your stress levels instantly. So sit back and get ready to take a mental vacation!www.getrelaxed.comKOOKY QUESTIONSHave you ever, during a bout of procrastination or a long bus ride perhaps, found yourself randomly thinking about the most bizarre things? For example, why doesn’t McDonald’s sell hotdogs? At a movie theatre, which arm rest is yours? Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown? How far east can you go before you’re heading west? Well, you’re not alone in your crazy thoughts and kooky questions. Here is a massive list of funny thoughts to ponder the day away.www.crazythoughts.comBUBBLE WRAP SIMULATORLet’s be honest, who doesn’t love to pop bubble wrap? And how many times have you received a gift that came with bubble wrap and it was better than the gift itself? Satisfy your urge to do some bubble popping with snapbubbles.com. Mindless, but surprisingly fun!www.snapbubbles.comAWARDS FOR ANY OCCASIONEverybody loves receiving awards for their accomplishments, so why not make your family and friends feel special with a custom-made award certificate. You might not think they’ve done anything award-worthy, but this website will convince you otherwise. With certificates for virtually every occasion including "win an argument award”, "eat all your veggies award” and "always on time” award, you’ll make your loved ones feel extraordinary on a daily basis. www.awardwinner.com