Ever stared blankly at your phone? Or spent hours browsing through the internet with no idea what you are looking for? Everyone has done it. The internet is such a vast thing that it can be pretty daunting if you do not know what you are looking for. If you just want to pass the time, here are some of the most fun and interesting things you can do online.
Play the Wiki game
Also known as the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’, a bunch of college students invented this parlor game after they watched two films with Kevin Bacon back-to-back. The idea is pretty simple. You start with a famous actor, and you have to get to another specified famous actor by clicking on as few Wikipedia links as possible. It does not have to be actors, and you can play with just about any two topics or people.
Listen to a podcast
The internet is full of content. And some of the best content is in the form of podcasts. Pick any topic in the world, and you can bet there is a podcast about it. Alternatively, if you do not know what you are looking for, check out a comedy podcast.
Watch free documentaries
Another great thing about the internet is the number of free documentaries. If your general knowledge is lacking, start consuming some documentaries. Next time you play Trivial Pursuit, your head will be filled with useless knowledge. YouTube is a great place to start, but a quick Google search will show up countless results.
Go down a Wikipedia hole
Another way to use Wikipedia is to go down a rabbit hole. Pick a topic and start clicking on links. Give it 10 minutes, and you will be reading about the War of the Roses or Britney Spears’ early career. Whatever you are interested in, Wikipedia is full of great information.
Online gambling is getting bigger all the time. If you do not have confidence in your poker face, playing online can be a great way to sharpen your skills. Online casinos like www.rubyfortune.com/ca/ offer an amazing selection of slot machines and casino games to pick from.
Search through Google Maps
Have you ever searched Google Maps for your childhood home? Or checked out the place you went on holiday when you were a kid? If you have not, you are missing out; you can easily spend hours on Google Maps.
Got any burning questions floating around your head? Well, it is time to find the answers. Quora is a great place to start – it is a forum site that is full of interesting questions and answers.
Take a quiz
Ever wondered which Friends character you are? Or what dog breed are you? Well, now you can find out. The internet is full of interesting quizzes that will tell you more about yourself than you ever wanted to know. You could even take an aptitude test and find out what career you are best suited for.