Completely Useless Websites That Are Oddly Popular

These sites are totally pointless but people still love to visit them

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Most websites exist on the Internet to help you learn something, get something done, entertain you, share stuff or communicate with others. Why in the world would anyone visit a website that doesn't let you do any of these things? 

Surely, a website must exist to serve some kind of useful purpose, right? Well, maybe not. The internet is actually full of random sites that don't really help you do anything.

In the following list, you'll find links to just 10 of the many useless websites you can find on the Internet. And you'd be surprised to see how much traffic these websites actually see on a monthly basis.

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The Web Address Says It All: Crouton.net

A screenshot of Crouton.net.

Want to see a very tiny and poorly animated crouton? Because that's the only thing you'll find on this site. You might have to squint a little. Believe it or not, this site has been online for more than 15 years.

What We Like

  • It loads fast and it's a secure site

  • It's so simple and pointless that it's actually funny

What We Don't Like

  • It hasn't changed more than a decade and a half later

  • It's a complete mystery to the World Wide Web as to why it exists

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It Works Best When You Visit from Your Computer: IsMyComputerOn.com

A screenshot of IsMyComputerOn.com.

Is your computer on? If you're not sure and you need to check, then you can just use this website. If it ever says anything other than "yes," then you're probably doing it wrong.

What We Like

  • It's straight to the point

  • There's no complicated technical jargon to try to make sense of

What We Don't Like

  • The design is as plain as it gets

  • It's an insecure site

03
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Only Useful in Dire Situations: Nooooooooooooooo.com

A screenshot of Nooooooooooooooo.com.

This site has a big blue button you can press to hear Darth Vader scream "nooooooooooooooo" in his iconic voice. You're instructed to press it "in dire situations."

What We Like

  • There's an actual interactive component to this website

  • Great for Star Wars fans

What We Don't Like

  • The image is pretty small and there's a lot of white space

04
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The Nostalgia of Flash: Zombo.com

A screenshot of Zombo.com.

Originally made in 1999 to make fun of Adobe Flash sites that took forever to load, Zombo.com is made up of a flashy colored animation and a dramatic audio recording of a never-ending welcome message. Be prepared to hear: "Welcome to Zombocom!" and: "You can do anything at Zombocom!" over and over and over again.

What We Like

  • The hilarious music and voiceover

  • The colorful animation

What We Don't Like

  • The site is outdated as Flash has been discontinued

  • The newZletter sign-up no longer works

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05
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In Case You Were Wondering: IsItChristmas.com

A screenshot of IsItChristmas.com.

For 364 days of the year, you have to count down the days until Christmas finally arrives. If for some reason you don't own a calendar, you can always check out this website. It tells you if today is or isn't Christmas.

What We Like

  • It's really exciting to visit the site on Christmas Day

  • It's inclusive of another language other than English

What We Don't Like

  • It's very plain looking

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An Effective Time Waster: OneMileScroll.com

A screenshot of OneMileScroll.com.

How much website scrolling do you think you've done over your lifetime? Now you can take the ultimate scrolling challenge to see how long it takes you to scroll through a mile-long web page. Don't worry, there are markers along the way to help keep you going.

What We Like

  • It can help pass the time if you're really bored

  • There are funny little messages at certain points along the way

What We Don't Like

  • No imagery or visual stuff to encourage us to keep going

07
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For Corgi Lovers: CorgiOrgy.com

A screenshot of CorgiOrgy.com.

Anyone who's a fan of cute and cuddly corgis should probably bookmark this one. This site features nothing but several 16-bit animated corgis happily skipping across your screen with some ridiculous music playing in the background.

What We Like

  • It's adorable

  • It's animated

What We Don't Like

  • The music and singing is pretty obnoxious

08
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The Inception Button

A screenshot of Davepedu.com.

This one is kind of similar to Nooooooooooooooo.com. It features a red button you can press when something extremely important and dramatic happens. For some reason, Clippy (everyone's least favorite Microsoft Office assistant) is there as well.

What We Like

  • The sound it makes when you click on the red button

  • The ability to move Clippy around the screen

What We Don't Like

  • The poor use of white space

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That One Cat Meme That Everyone Loved: Nyan.cat

A screenshot of Nyan.cat.

Remember Nyan Cat? The insane rainbow Pop-Tart cat animation was a super huge video meme years ago, and the internet remembers it well. With this site, you can nyan on and on and on for as long as you want. There's even a timer that records however long you decide to nyan for. (Yes, "nyan" is a verb now.)

What We Like

  • Full-screen animation

  • A stats page to see achievements

What We Don't Like

  • Too much promotional stuff cluttering up the screen