The 22 Most Addictive Websites

These funny, infectious, guilty-pleasure websites will suck you in

When you're bored at work or looking for something amusing to pass the time, surfing the web is an easy option. Rather than visiting the same sites, check out something new, funny, inspiring, or entertaining.

We gathered 22 websites that are bound to amuse, amaze, and otherwise occupy your time. Check out these addictive sites and see which ones appeal to you most.

Many of these sites are safe to view at work (SFW), featuring clean content suitable for most viewers. However, some may have elements that aren't safe for work (NSFW), so use common sense when visiting these sites while at the office.

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Most Diverse Humor: theCHIVE

Soldier smashing eggs into another person's face on The Chive website
What We Like
  • Its charity organization, Chive Charities, makes it a community with a cause.

  • Hilarious hoaxes and pranks.

  • Funny content and photos.

  • Stays away from politics.

What We Don't Like
  • Pop-up ads on the mobile version can be distracting.

  • Some viewers find it a little bro culture.

theCHIVE is a photo and video blog of the wacky, insane, and the curious. From absurd photobombs to thought-inspiring landscapes, theCHIVE delivers on addictive appeal.

While much of the content caters to post-adolescent and college-aged youths, there is a broader appeal for anyone who likes curious news. Visit theCHIVE to see why many people claim it's the best site in the world.

Rating: Somewhat SFW. There are some racy photos and risque topics.

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Cutest Site: Attack of the Cute

White fuzzy puppy looking adorable on Attack of the Cute website
What We Like
  • Ridiculously cute photos.

  • Contribute your photos.

  • Comments and social features create a community atmosphere.

  • Nothing controversial or sad, only cuteness.

What We Don't Like
  • You may lose track of time while sifting through the cuteness.

Attack of the Cute is a crowd-pleaser. This website is a photoblog. Readers contribute pictures of their cute cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, or adorable animals they discovered at the zoo.

This site is 100% family-friendly and office-friendly. Keep your kids occupied or melt the hearts of your coworkers with this delightfully sweet content.

Rating: Very SFW.

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Site With Most Wide-Ranging Topics: Reddit

Reddit home page
What We Like
  • Subreddits cover thousands of topics.

  • Ask Me Anything threads provide insightful interviews.

  • Community discussions and participation.

  • Create a Reddit community.

What We Don't Like
  • Since anyone can make a subreddit, some subreddits feature foul language, hate speech, and vile content.

Reddit is a combination of user-generated news, social news aggregation, web content ratings, and discussions. Everybody can post a link at Reddit, add a description, and encourage the world to visit that recommendation. Reddit users, in turn, vote positive and negative responses to grade the appeal of each link.

Reddit is addictive for people with short attention spans. However, because anybody can post anything, you may run into some NSFW or offensive content if you aren't careful.

Rating: Somewhat SFW. There is NSFW content. Be careful as you browse if this is a concern.

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Best Site for Celebrity and Gaming Articles: ZergNet

ZergNet home page
What We Like
  • Juicy celebrity gossip and trivia.

  • Articles on a variety of topics.

  • Gamers love the aggregated gaming content.

What We Don't Like
  • Content quality varies.

  • Some users criticize the content as clickbait.

  • Users report unwanted pop-up ads.

ZergNet collects a breathtaking amount of content on subjects that range from movies and gaming to sports and more. You can spend hours clicking through titles such as Actors Who Took Roles They Hated, You'll Never Guess What Queen Elizabeth Eats in a Day, and Apple Arcade Games You Should Play Right Now.

Other publishing companies use ZergNet to grow their audiences, making for a massive amount of content. However, content quality varies.

Rating: Somewhat SFW. There is some mature content. Be careful as you browse if this is a concern.

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Most Useful Website: Lifehacker

Lifehacker Skillet page
What We Like
  • High-quality, well-designed site that's easy to read.

  • Huge range of topics covered.

  • Original content you won't see anywhere else.

  • Timely and interesting material.

What We Don't Like
  • Political content may irk some users.

  • Comments must be approved to be posted.

Lifehacker is a stylishly named life tips website that aims to help you optimize every aspect of your existence. The website is mesmerizing in its usefulness, with advice articles that focus on helping you accomplish more in your everyday life.

Whether you want to learn how to cook better al dente pasta, tailor your daily work to your strengths, or grow vegetables in your apartment, you'll find an article that explains it all. There are also news articles that explain complex topics simply and easily.

Rating: Mostly SFW. There are a few mature-topic articles.



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Best Site for Gift Shopping: This Is Why I'm Broke (TIWIB)

This is Why I'm Broke homepage
What We Like
  • Great place to find funny or unusual gifts.

  • Shop by recipient, occasion, category, and more.

  • Sleek interface makes shopping easy.

What We Don't Like
  • You may end up spending more money than you intended.

TIWIB is an electronic magazine and affiliate shopping site dedicated to unique window-shopping and exciting consumer products. Jetpacks, unusual clothing, strange firearms, personal gadgets, odd kitchen utensils, prank gifts, and freaky furniture are bound to pique your fancy.

Rating: Mostly SFW. A few humorous products may reference sexual content.

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Most Poignant Site: Dear Blank Please Blank

Dear blank homepage
What We Like
  • Inspiring, self-affirming content.

  • Letters may offer insight into tough subjects and change your perspective.

  • Funny categories include Humorous and Um, WTF?

What We Don't Like
  • Some letters may stir up emotions.

  • Some of the funny content may not strike you as funny.

This site is full of poignantly written letters, such as letters from a crash victim to the other driver, a message from a woman to her eating disorder, and letters from a spurned lover to her ex-partner. This site is mesmerizing as an exploration of human experience and emotion, with a side of hilarious content.

Rating: Mostly SFW. A few letters throw around some profanity.

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Best Time-Wasting Website: I Waste So Much Time

Photo from I Waste So Much Time Website
What We Like
  • Hilarious and sometimes poignant memes.

  • Search a topic to pull up memes on that subject.

  • Submit your content to the site.

What We Don't Like
  • You may end up wasting a lot of time.

  • Political posts may offend some.

I Waste So Much Time calls itself the site that deprives you of productivity one minute at a time. With hilarious memes that cover subjects both mundane and meaningful, you'll find yourself endlessly scrolling through its Best and Random categories. Watch time-wasting videos that may amuse or possibly dumbfound you.

The website name says it all, but it understates how compelling the content is, with a lot of talent and thought put into some posts.

Rating: Somewhat SFW. There may be some profanity in posts.

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Best Worst Life Anecdotes: FML (F My Life)

Post from FML website
What We Like
  • Readers vote on whether the writer's life does, indeed, suck.

  • Comments create a community feel.

  • Browse by Random, Spicy, and more categories, including videos.

  • Submit your own FML.

What We Don't Like
  • Some comments are less than supportive.

Do you think your life has problems? This site offers thousands of users sharing awful anecdotes and personal venting. Learn how a boyfriend ruined someone's day, how a teacher crushed a young person's esteem, how a mechanic shafted someone on a repair job, or how a beautiful girl destroyed a person's self-concept. These posts range from sad to hilarious, and all offer a wry tone that helps invoke the commonality of dreadful life experiences.

Rating: Somewhat SFW. There may be some profanity in posts. Posts under the Spicy category are adult-oriented.

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Most Bizarre Website: Oddee

Oddee homepage
What We Like
  • Fascinating, weird content.

  • Timely posts about current events.

  • Browse through news, lists, and odd stories.

What We Don't Like
  • Pop-up ads can be distracting.

  • Some ads look like content. If you click one, it takes you to another site.

Oddee, whose tagline is weird stuff and strange things in our world, is a fascinating blog about the bizarre, featuring news, lists, and odd stories. While there is some adult content, there are also captivating stories about medicine, geography, anthropology, modern art, pop culture, music, and more.

Rating: NSFW. You'll find adult content and language in some posts.

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Best Site for Collecting Ideas: Pinterest

Pinterest Keto board page
What We Like
  • Collect and store pictures of things that interest you to peruse later.

  • Great for creative inspiration.

  • Helpful articles help users learn.

What We Don't Like
  • Promoted pins annoy some users.

Pinterest has taken the web by storm, allowing users to curate the internet by showcasing photos they find interesting visually. Collect pins and create boards about high fashion, stunning nature scenes, mesmerizing animals, expensive interior design, exotic cars, foodie and culinary masterpieces, absurd clothing, and more.

If you enjoy looking at pictures, you'll find Pinterest to be an engrossing visual feast as well as a great organizational tool for preparing projects.

Rating: Very SFW.

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Best Site for Epic Fails: FailBlog

Fail Blog homepage
What We Like
  • Funny musings and takes on strange events.

  • Categories include ugliest tattoos, parenting fails, dating fails, and more.

What We Don't Like
  • Some entries in the Poorly Dressed category might be considered unkind.

This photo and video blog captures some of the most epic fails imaginable. Find car-parking errors, sports mishaps, advertising faux pas, bad clothing choices, and absurd human inventions, among other misfortunes.

Rating: Mostly SFW. Some content may be inappropriate.

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Best Site for Upscale Bargain Shopping: Overstock.com

Overstock homepage
What We Like
  • Organized site makes shopping easy.

  • Great prices and frequent discounts.

What We Don't Like
  • If you don't buy something when you see it, it may be gone the next time you log in.

Overstock.com is all about upscale bargain shopping. As a third-party clearance center, Overstock helps retailers unload surplus brand name and designer consumer items. DKNY clothing, Samsung cameras, Callaway golf clubs, Tag Heuer wristwatches, Nine West shoes, memory foam bedding, Vincenzi men's suits, designer travel gear for pets, and other beautiful products are available here, often for less than 50% off the retail price. 

Rating: Very SFW.

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Most Addictive Weird News Site: Fark

Fark Home Page
What We Like
  • Strange news stories are addictive and often hilarious.

  • Create an account to post images and submit links.

  • Contests add to the fun for members.

  • Many social and interactive aspects to the site.

What We Don't Like
  • Site's design isn't streamlined.

Fark describes itself as a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site. Fark is a collection of strange and weird news, including offbeat and unusual stories from around the globe. Read about kangaroos goaded into fighting clowns, undertakers who raise money by offering free limo rides, chickens who adopt puppies, and much more.

Rating: Mostly SFW.

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Best for Gadget Lovers: Uncrate

Uncrate homepage
What We Like
  • Fascinating, unusual devices for sale.

  • Great site for finding unusual gifts.

  • Many items offer more information if you're interested in the subject.

What We Don't Like
  • Gadgets are geared toward traditionally masculine activities.

Uncrate is filled with gadgets designed for those who love technology. Find the niftiest new products for iPhones, personal stereos, desktop computing, and car accessories, as well as high-ticket items to dream about. This selection of interesting devices and modern machines is sure to keep you occupied for hours.

Rating: SFW.

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Most Hypnotic Site: This Is Sand

ThisIsSand homepage
What We Like
  • Cool in an Etch-a-Sketch kind of way.

  • A calming and soothing break during times of stress.

  • Download the app for mobile sand-making.

What We Don't Like
  • The site requires Flash.

Hypnotic, meditative, and elegantly simple, this site is all about creating landscapes with falling colored sand. Click the color wheel to select a color, then click to start drizzling colored pixels. Lose yourself in 20 minutes of self-hypnosis, then save a screenshot for your Facebook friends. Download the iPhone or Android app for sand-making on the go.

Rating: Very SFW.

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Best for Practical Jokes and Pranks: WonderHowTo

WonderHowTo homepage
What We Like
  • Different types of content than other funny sites.

  • Learn how to conduct pranks and practical jokes.

  • Get crank call and computer prank ideas.

What We Don't Like
  • Only pull a prank only on someone who will appreciate it.

  • Use your best judgment on pranks that may not go over well, such as the Make Someone Faint prank.

Learn how to play a desk chair prank on a coworker, or make a stink bomb from items around the house. Pull an exploding ketchup prank, or learn some harmless, but slightly evil, pranks to play on your roommates. WonderHowTo is a hilarious venue to learn how to conduct some benign mischief.

Rating: SFW. Don't pull any pranks that are inappropriate for your work environment.

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Most Sarcastic Time-Wasting Site: Demotivators

Demotivators section of Despair.com website
What We Like
  • Hilarious pictures and captions.

  • Turn favorites into products, such as calendars.

  • Browse by category and sort with filters.

What We Don't Like
  • No way to search for a particular topic.

Demotivators, part of Despair.com, serves sarcasm and cynicism but makes it beautiful. As an antithesis to motivational posters, Demotivators takes inspirational photography and adds negative captions and cynical slogans. The effect is wryly hilarious, guaranteeing laughter in offices everywhere.

Peruse the demotivating offerings, or have offerings made into calendars, posters, T-shirts, and more.

Rating: SFW.

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Best Site for Finding Free Games: PopCap

PopCap Games Home Page
What We Like
  • Offers fun, free, addictive games.

  • Variety of games to choose from.

What We Don't Like
  • Some older PopCap games are no longer available.

PopCap offers some of the most addictive free games on the internet to download to an iPhone or Android device. Longtime favorites such as Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies, and Peggle keep most people occupied for hours at a time. 

Rating: SFW.

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Best Video Time-Waster: YouTube

YouTube Web Portal
What We Like
  • Browse through hilarious, touching, or educational videos.

  • YouTube app is handy for on-the-go videos.

  • Never-ending sea of content.

What We Don't Like
  • If you need to be productive, a trip to YouTube can nix any results.

YouTube's amateur and professional videos are engaging, and the site's linking function presents dozens of related clips that will keep you browsing and viewing for hours.

For example, start watching car reviews of the Honda CRV, and pretty soon, you're browsing the car reviews of every one of its competitors. Search for talking dogs or Einstein the Genius Bird, and you'll be laughing for hours.

Rating: Mostly SFW, depending on the content you select.

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Best Auction Site: eBay

Ebay homepage
What We Like
  • Safe and secure transactions.

  • Bid on auctions or buy outright.

  • Earn money by selling on eBay.

What We Don't Like
  • If you have an addictive shopping personality, this site will drain your finances.

Online auction site pioneer eBay is the evolution of the modern flea market with modern-day security and payment controls. Traditional competitive auctions comprise about 65% of eBay's transactions. However, you can make straight purchases with Buy It Now and Make Me an Offer options.

Millions of dollars transact on eBay every day, and thousands of people make eBay selling a full-time career. If you like shopping, finding bargains, and snagging hard-to-find items, you'll love eBay.

Rating: Mostly SFW.

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Most Social Site: Facebook

Facebook Login Page
What We Like
  • Connect with family, friends, and groups.

  • Explore pages of organizations that interest you.

  • Create a group to connect with likeminded people.

  • Games and other Facebook apps are fun.

What We Don't Like
  • Differing opinions can mar the experience.

  • Ads can be distracting.

Whether you enjoy the games and apps or want to stay in touch with friends and family, Facebook will burn hours of your time. Check out funny videos, comment on your friends' life experiences, and read up on topics that interest you.

Rating: Mostly SFW. Many offices frown upon Facebook use, as it's seen as a time-waster.

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