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Don’t forget the rap lyrics, Google

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 10 October 2013

As Google Search SVP Amit Singhal wrote in a blog post unveiling Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm: ‘Now you can ask any question on the powerful little device in your pocket’. Naturally, we decided to ask Google how well it was into rap by running searches of iconic rap lyrics. Obviously we get a kick out […]

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The Listserve lets you subscribe to random emails from strangers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 9 October 2013

When you subscribe to The Listserve, you get to receive random emails from strangers — as well as get entered into an email lottery, with one person randomly selected per day to write to the list. It’s an interesting experiment that has seen over 24,740 curious subscribers signing up on the list.

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Dearblankpleaseblank lets you send anonymous messages across the Internet

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Wednesday 9 October 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to send a (frustrating) message to the world but wanted to stay completely anonymous, there’s a website for that. Dearblankpleaseblank.com is a site where people with voices go to get something – anything – off their chest. Built by Jared Wunsch and Hans Johnson, these two guys have perfected the art […]

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Picassohead lets you paint like the great artist

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 3 October 2013

If you fancy yourself a bit of an artist but just can’t get Picasso’s cubist creations down like a pro, there’s a site for that: Picassohead. This genius website was created by Michael Schubert (creative officer of RFI studios) and allows you to make the zaniest Picasso-esque paintings around, simply by clicking and dragging the […]

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A website devoted to, wait for it, Miley Cyrus’s tongue

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Tuesday 1 October 2013

I didn’t actually even see the VMA performance in question (people my age lose the ability to see MTV), but I sure saw the flurry of activity that came after it. It looked more to me like Miley Cyrus had some sort of sea slug trying to escape her mouth than anything else. I suppose […]

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My Daguerrotype Boyfriend: photos of cute men from the early days of photography

Gem Contributor

By Gem in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 September 2013

This site collects photos of cute men from the early days of photography developed using the daguerreotype process. The first photo is of the sculpture Auguste Rodin. Who knew he was such a looker!

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Pictures of Walls: a curated blog of amateur graffiti

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 September 2013

This is the sort of amateur graffiti you find on bathroom stalls. Updated every Friday with new content, Pictures of Walls is a curated collection of everyday scribbles and scrawling found around bathrooms, interstates, construction sights, urban alleys, and the like. They’re mostly improvisation pieces, a real stream of consciousness for society in general.

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Koalas to the Max: an addictive dot web game

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 September 2013

For all you koala lovers out there, we present Koalas to the Max. Yes. Begin with a single, huge dot. Run your mouse over it and it begins to divide by 4, producing smaller and smaller dots in its place. As the dots divide, they specialize as separate colors until eventually they are tiny pixels […]

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Overheard in New York: the crazy things New Yorkers say

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Oh, the things you hear while on the street in New York City! This fantastic collection of memorable quotes had me laughing and nodding. They’re all so accurate. Whether you’re reading for fun or want to participate by submitting quotes, Overheard in New York is living poetry. One of my personal favorites: Cop: Come on, you’re […]

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The Book Seer app will suggest a good read for you

Sara Halas Reader Find

By Sara Halas in Cool Websites on Friday 13 September 2013

Looking for a good book to read? Just tell the BookSeer the title and author of the last book you read, and he’ll give you a list of books he thinks you would enjoy. If you live in the UK, he can also direct you to your closest bookshop or local library. The BookSeer is […]

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Christian Domestic Discipline: Jesus-approved BDSM

Rachel Kinbar Reader Find

By Rachel Kinbar in Cool Websites on Monday 9 September 2013

At first glance, Christian Domestic Discipline might seem like Jesus-approved BDSM, but it is actually much, much worse… because it is not for erotic purposes. Where’s the fun in that? Also: WTF. According to ChristianDomesticDiscipline.net: A Christian Domestic Discipline marriage is set up according to the guidelines set forth in the Holy Bible, meaning the […]

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Burger tweets across the US: an interactive map

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Curious about which greasy burger joints are most popular across the US? Honestly, it didn’t cross my mind until I found this interactive map that traces the Tweets coming out of fast food restaurants and measures which spots are frequented most. It’s basically Google Maps with a lot of added information about burger joints. The […]

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The Internet answers your problem about where to eat

Erin Emocling Contributor

By Erin Emocling in Cool Websites on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Every day, the world gets smaller (well, not literally) as the world wide web gets more immense and powerful. It’s so ridiculous sometimes that even the most mundane question, “Where the f*ck should I go to eat?”, needs to be consulted on the Internet. This cranky yet functional website will answer your dilemma no matter where on Earth you are located.

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Internet as a galaxy: an interactive map

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Saturday 24 August 2013

Do you remember those cool NASA solar system simulation websites that would let you click and zoom in on planets? Well, Ruslan Enikeev took that concept and applied it to the Internet in a humorous way. Internet as a galaxy is an interactive map that works as an overview of all the different search engines accessing the Internet. If the Internet is our galaxy, then the search engine are planets. So go on, try exploring some new planets.

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Unleash retro heaven via The ’90s Button

Erin Emocling Contributor

By Erin Emocling in Cool Websites on Thursday 22 August 2013

Yes, the ’90s was so last, last decade, but to some, it is still the greatest era of all time. The world was rad and we revolved around Lisa Frank, stick-on earrings, Beverly Hills 90210, Trapper Keepers, and Tamagotchis. Desperate to experience the ’90s again? Just hit The ’90s Button, a David Hasselhoff-inspired website that will […]

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