13 Weird Websites for 2021

Here are Lifewire's favorite places to find strange things online

All sorts of websites leave you scratching your head in confusion, like a site that claims to guess your age. Whether you're looking for something to help pass the time or you're curious about how weird the internet can get, you won't be disappointed by some of the strange websites in the list below.

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Deliberately Inconvenient Everyday Objects: The Uncomfortable

A screenshot of TheUncomfortable.com.
What We Like
  • The creativity behind each object's deliberate inconvenience.

  • The About and News sections of the site are entertaining too.

What We Don't Like
  • It's a small collection that ends too soon.

  • The artist's exhibitions are primarily in Europe—inconvenient for fans in the U.S.

This website will probably do nothing but frustrate you. It features a collection of common household objects that were modified to be totally dysfunctional on purpose.

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Super-Strange Old Timey Images: Weird Vintage

A screenshot of Weird-Vintage.com.
What We Like
  • It's interesting to see some of the trends and fashions from the past.

  • The site is a Tumblr blog, so you can follow it to see new posts on your dashboard.

What We Don't Like
  • Some of the themes get repetitive.

  • The blog only sees a few new posts a month at best.

Commercial ads and pop cultural trends aren't what they used to be. However, this site goes beyond the typical vintage trends to dig up the weird ones. It features images that will make you wonder what in the world the artist or advertiser was trying to accomplish.

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Iconic Sounds From Outdated Tech: Museum of Endangered Sounds

A screenshot of SaveTheSounds.info.
What We Like
  • For those of a certain age, it's a fun trip down memory lane.

  • It's nice to see a small animation effect of each sound's image once you click to listen to it.

What We Don't Like
  • With just 33 sounds in the museum, we wish there were more.

  • Some of those sounds are annoying.

Technology has changed dramatically over the last decade, but most people can think back further and remember old gadgets or gizmos that were considered state of the art at the time. From AIM and ICQ to the original Nintendo game system and Tamagotchi virtual pets, this site has all those classic sounds that can never truly be forgotten.

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An Image That Infinitely Zooms In: Zoomquilt

A screenshot of Zoomquilt.org.
What We Like
  • The artistry behind every illustration is brilliant and a real pleasure to look at.

  • Just when you think there can't be any more detail, there is.

What We Don't Like
  • ​No mystical background music to go with the stunning illustrations.

  • You might get dizzy if you look at it for too long.

Zoomquilt is perhaps one of the most creative weird websites on this list, presenting you with an image that indefinitely zooms in on various images. Each part of the journey reveals something new. 

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The Last Google Result for Any Search Term: Feeling Unlucky

A screenshot of FeelingUnlucky.Today.
What We Like
  • There's a convenient search result summary box you get when you enter in a search.

  • The site's motto: "Find the bowels of the web."

What We Don't Like
  • Though entertaining, the results probably aren't very accurate. 

  • The site is pretty slow.

If you ever used I'm Feeling Lucky on a Google search, you were automatically taken to the first search result for your search term. Feeling Unlucky aims to do the complete opposite, taking you to the last search result. 

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A Geocities Makeover for Any Website: The Geocities-izer

A screenshot of Wonder-Tonic.com.
What We Like
  • The retro GIFs and background music make each Geocities transformation feel extra nostalgic.

  • Try it on your website every time you need to be reminded not to take yourself too seriously.

What We Don't Like
  • Flashing things.

  • Some websites (including Lifewire) are too advanced in design for the Geocities-izer to give it a proper transformation.

Remember when it was all the rage to have your very own Geocities website? The iconic website platform lives on through the Geocities-izer, which allows you to input any web address to see how it might look like as a Geocities site.

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An Oddly Satisfying Button to Solve All of Life's Problems: Make Everything OK

A screenshot of Make-Everything-OK.com.
What We Like
  • A progress bar creates the illusion of everything becoming OK.

  • The resulting message, "Everything is OK now," is oddly comforting.

What We Don't Like
  • An annoying popup ad appears after you click Continue on the "Everything is OK now" message box.

  • We would love options for more specific requests to make work, health, or family OK.

When life feels like it's giving you more than you can handle, it's nice to have an imaginary button to press to make it feel as if everything is going to be fine. This website is simply a trick for your mind. Even though it does nothing to solve your problems, it might help calm your thoughts and emotions a bit.

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Draw Something in 20 Seconds for Machine Learning Research: Quick Draw

A screenshot of WithGoogle.com.
What We Like
  • The automatic guesses made by the computer are often amusing.

  • View others' drawings of the same object.

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing! This website is ridiculously fun.

Have you always wanted to contribute to the world's largest data doodling set to help a neural network learn to identify drawings? Well, now you can. You'll be given a simple thing to draw in 20 seconds while a computer tries to guess the thing you're drawing.

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Hues That Make Your Eyes Hurt: Terrible Colors

A screenshot of TerribleColors.com.
What We Like
  • The site's motto: "A lurid, severe 'color' palette for debased debasers."

  • The color names are just as awful as the colors.

What We Don't Like
  • Click-to-copy means the colors might show up somewhere else in the world.

  • ​Too small of a collection. We know there are more terrible colors out there!

There are certain colors that rarely ever look good on websites. TerribleColors.com features a collection of the worst. Just roll your cursor over a color to see it in full and decide for yourself whether it's really that bad.

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Everything You Hate About Websites on One Page: The World's Worst Website Ever

A screenshot of TheWorldsWorstWebsiteEver.com.
What We Like
What We Don't Like
  • We wish there were additional pages to this site to demonstrate more bad design.

Just for the fun of it, The World's Worst Website features everything you could possibly think of to make a website look bad. From the unreadable text and distracting GIFs, to the badly placed blocks of text and the repeating image background, this website makes almost every other bad website actually look okay.

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Clothes for Cold Drones: Drone Sweaters

A screenshot of DroneSweaters.com.
What We Like
  • The drone sweaters are high-quality and come in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles.

  • The site explains exactly why you would need a sweater for your drone.

What We Don't Like
  • It costs at least $89 for a drone sweater, so if you want a specific size or pattern and need it to be shipped out to you, don't expect it to be cheap!

If you enjoy flying your drone in colder temperatures, consider buying it a sweater to keep it warm. That's right. This site specializes in crafting stylish, wool-blend sweaters made specifically for drones according to model, size, and age. ​

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Tinder for People Who Have and Love Beards: Bristlr

A screenshot of Bristlr.com.
What We Like
  • The Tinder-inspired Like and Pass functionality for profiles.

  • A video shows how it works.

What We Don't Like
  • Most of the community appears to be inactive.

  • The mobile apps haven't been updated in a long time.

Some people really like beards. Bristlr helps bearded people connect with other beard enthusiasts. As with more well-known dating sites, you can filter your results by location and age. Bristlr even includes a filter for whether others have a beard.

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A Soothing Blend of Colors to Watch: Ooze Move

A screenshot of OozeMove.com.
What We Like
  • The smooth way the colors shift as they move.

  • Nothing to click or do—how refreshing!

What We Don't Like
  • Not a thing. It's perfectly weird!

We saved one of the weirdest for last. Whether you're stressed out at work or want to zone out at home, Ooze Move offers a uniquely weird wave of colorful movement for you to do it. Just sit back and let your eyes follow the changing flow of color across the screen.

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