10 Must-visit Sites if You’re Bored at Work

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Bored teenagerIf you’re slumped at your desk wishing away those last few hours of work, these 10 sites might just make the time pass a bit quicker…

http://www.trumpetlondon.com/

Trumpet is an advertising and all-round ideas agency, run by its two founders, Paul Marchant and Robert Jebb. If you’re a budding web or graphic designer and need some inspiration for a new project then this site’s homepage might get some ideas stirring. It’s also just a really nice site to look at and interact with.

https://www.windyty.com/?50.900,-1.400,6

Beautiful, almost hypnotic real-time visualisation of the wind-patterns blowing their way over the UK. “Why?” I hear you ask. Why the devil not?

http://www.icelandair.us/northern-lights/

Tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list without leaving your office chair with this piece of content from Iceland Air. It’s as though the Aurora Borealis is just outside your window.

https://frinkiac.com/

Frinkiac has nearly 3 million Simpsons screencaps so we don’t really need to explain further how it’s possible to waste an entire afternoon on this site.

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

Peruse data-journo David McCandless’s beautiful (and fascinating) creations on this site, dedicated to the art and science of infographics. Our favourite is definitely ‘Inter Mental’, working towards a classification of tech & internet-induced mental disorders.

http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/19/how-you-will-die/

For those with a morbid curiosity, have a click on Flowing Data’s ‘How You Will Die’ site. Enter your sex, race, and age. Each dot represents one of your simulated lives, and as each year passes, more of your simulated selves pass away. Colour corresponds to cause of death, and the bars on the right keep track of the cumulative percentages. By the end, you’re left with the chances that you will die of each cause. Cheery.

http://makerbook.net/

A hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives. Everything from photography and videos to fonts and colours. This site is a must for anyone who designs things for a living.

http://www.bostondynamics.com/

Because the Terminator films clearly weren’t terrifying enough. Here is hard evidence that our species has about 3 years left, tops. ‘Robo Dog’ is truly terrifying.

https://www.voilanorbert.com/

Why not spend the afternoon causing a bit of corporate mischief with this online tool from Norbert, who can find anyone’s corporate email…

http://www.lightyear.fm/

Radio broadcasts leave earth at the speed of light. Scroll away from Earth and hear how far the biggest hits of the past have travelled. The farther away you get, the longer the waves take to travel there – and the older the music you’ll hear. An absolute must-visit site for music fans.

 

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