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Put on a pooch party



Design a doggy dance diversion.

A funny site by Misfits Treats, the dog snack. Create your own dog GIF dance party. You can pick any of fifteen dogs, or pick all of them. Music provided is hip hop, latin, electro or disco. And you can change between four venues.

link: Dog GIF Party!
via: The Presurfer

**related: Host a dance party

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Throw rocks



See how well you can (or can't) throw with your non-dominant hand. Get ready to feel awkward!

What happens when you get a bunch of guys to chuck rocks with their weak arms? Hypnotic. Cathartic. Non-dominant.



link: Men Throwing Rocks With The Other Hand
via: Deadspin

**related: Determine your dominance

image credit: Gideon Rosenblatt / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Be bipolar



Listen to music to affect your mood.

Bipolar Radio is your standard Pandora-style artist radio but with a twist. Type in an artist, and you'll get an endless stream of music by similar artists. When you need to hear a high energy song, just click on the yellow happy face and you'll instantly hear a high energy song by the currently playing artist. Similarly, if you'd like to chill out, just click on the green face and you'll instantly hear a low energy song that should help you relax a bit.

link: Bipolar Radio
via: The Echo Nest Lab

**related: Tune into your emotions

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Go on the hunt



Start a conga line across the web.

Magnum Chocolate and ice cream has created an interactive game in order to celebrate its 25th anniversary. ... The game is based on snake — as you control a character and attempt to pick up balloons as she walks around the browser. The more balloons you pick up, the more people that "join the party" and appear behind the person you're controlling. If you run into the sides of the browser or into your own conga line, you lose a life. After three chances, you're given your final score that can be shared across social media platforms.

link: Magnum Pleasure Hunt 4
via: All My Faves

**related: Hunt for pleasure

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Make a mixtape



Create and share online mixtapes.

Tape.ly offers a way to create and share unique digital mixtapes. The site utilizes a simple interface that also allows room for customization. Users can upload tracks for a particular playlist on Tape.ly, then design the page on which that playlist is hosted. The background, colors, fonts and layout can all be customized, in addition to the cover image for the tape. Each mixtape also generates its own link, so it's easy to share the tapes across other platforms. The site also integrates with social media platforms in order to make sharing easier.

link: tape.ly
via: All My Favorites

**related: Listen to mixtapes

image credit: The Power Pop Action! Forum

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Tap once



You only get a single move in this game, so make it a good one.

One Tap Quest really is played in seconds. You click once, your ant man scuttles into action, and anywhere between five and 45 seconds later, the deed is done. As your character progresses through the area, he slays monsters, levels up,and – if you aim him well – comes into contact with all sorts of handy pixelated items. Swords and shields give you an insta-level, blue scrolls teleport you back a bit, and beer splits you into a party of three. Those sorts of things.

link: One Tap Quest
via: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

**related: Don't shoot the puppy

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Have a laugh



Enjoy an endless stream of jokes that'll make you groan.

For those of you who love cheesy, pun-filled jokes by dads, you'll definitely love this website called 'Nice One Dad'.

Like a father trying hard to impress his family, the website will fire off one corny joke after another in a continuous fashion.





link: Nice One Dad
via: TAXI

**related: Feel better

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Drop popcorn



Get some friends together for an outrageously fun relay race.

Attach cups of popcorn to your shoes and hustle across the lawn trying not to spill! The person with the most popcorn at the end of the race wins!

link: Popcorn Drop
via: Brit + Co.

**related: Play pickup (chop)sticks

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See how psycho you are



See where you sit on the psychopathic spectrum. Or, find out how well you can spot a psychopath.

Being psychopathic doesn't necessarily mean that you're a serial killer – or even that you'll break the law. Actually, within the framework of clinical psychology, a psychopath is someone with a distinct cluster of personality traits including ruthlessness, fearlessness, narcissism, charm, charisma, impulsivity, persuasiveness, manipulativeness and a lack of conscience and empathy.

links:
Test: Your Psychopathic Traits
Game: Spot the Psychopath
via: Holy Kaw!

**related: Take a narcissistic personality inventory

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Keep a leaf aloft



Float a leaf on the breeze and try to catch dots while you're doing it.

catch a green orb to get points. catch a red orb to lose a life.
you get 3 lives. catch a blue orb to gain a life.
the golden snitch is very rare. it is worth 100 points.
power-ups do a variety of things, not all of them good.
one last thing: the more you win, the harder it gets.

link: a leaf on the wind

**related: Get your flappy fix

image credit: Anne Davis 773 / CC BY-NC 2.0

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Be a bird song hero



Learn to recognize the songs of different birds.

Bird Song Hero is an interactive online game, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, that teaches users how to identify the songs of different birds through spectrograms that visually represent the time, pitch and volume of each song.


[watch on YouTube]

link: Bird Song Hero
via: Laughing Squid

**related: Listen to birds
***bonus: Feed the birds

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Have a great day



Make today the best day possible.

From the outrageous to the inspirational to the hilarious, here's a daily reminder to break out of the old grind and do something unexpected, for the fun, the challenge, or the heck of it.

If today simply isn't your day, click ... to have a different day.

link: Is Today The Day?

**related: Get complimented

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Bob for donuts



Try to catch dangling donuts with your mouth.

Get some string, hang some donuts from a low branch and have the kids try and eat the donuts off the string without using their hands. It’s tougher than you’d think which makes for tons of laughter.

link: Bobbing for Donuts
via: Brit + Co.

**related: Bob for Nerds

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See the Doctor



Show off your mad Time Lord skills.

Can you tell the "Doctor Who" episode from just one still? We're only using stills since the show was rebooted in 2005, as otherwise this quiz would be frankly impossible for most of us to solve.



link: Can You Tell The "Doctor Who" Episode From Just One Still?

**related: Call a doctor
***bonus: Read the Doctors' first and last

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Have a hot dog



Turn an empty chip can into a hot dog cooker.

Looking for a way to cook hot dogs on the go? Well, now you can leave the portable grill at home and pick up a can of Pringles and a skewer instead, with this truly innovative solar hot dog cooker tutorial from Instructables user Cat Science Club.

link: Hot Dog Cooker / Solar Oven
via: Make: Craft

**related: Build an oven

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Come to an impasse



Discover the rules of this minimalist puzzle game as you make your way to the end of each level.

... the goal is to navigate your circle (the plus) to the finish line (the check) in each level using the [arrow] keys. Along the way, you'll encounter different obstacles that create an impasse for you. These obstacles behave in different ways, so you've got to figure out what each one does and why. There are twenty-four levels to traverse with increasing difficulty. The shortest distance between two points certainly isn't a straight line here, as you'll end up making circles around yourself to find the correct path to the exit.

link: Impasse
via: Jay is Games

**related: Start a stack

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Watch TV



Feed your inner child a 24/7 live stream of classic Nickelodeon shows from the 90s and early 2000s!

According to the site's About page:

We air shows (both cartoons and live action) from the 90s and early 2000s that were shown on the United States Nickelodeon TV channel during that time (we also show some 80s content as well). This includes syndicated programming, original programming, station IDs, bumpers, and commercials. ...

Shows are aired live and in random order, meaning that you are seeing what everyone else is seeing - just like live TV. There is no schedule set for when shows will be played. However, you can sign up to receive automatic email notifications when your favorite shows come on. Use twitter? You can also follow @nr_schedule to get constant playlist updates. There is no way to play shows on demand or download any content whatsoever.

link: nick reboot
via: The Mary Sue

**related: Watch the 80s

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Make a giant popsicle



Prepare a enormous frozen treat guaranteed to cool you off — no matter how hot the weather gets!

Tom Nardone of Kookouts says:

Here is a giant popsicle. I made it with a rubbermaid pitcher and a big dowel. My son and I froze it in the freezer and then shared it on a hot summer day. Yum.

link: Giant Popsicles

**related: Stay cool
***bonus: Have fun with fudgsicles

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Travel by drone



See the world from a unique perspective.

We've all experienced the thrill of exploring the world over Google Earth and Street View, but now armchair adventurers have another tool in their arsenal: Travel by Drone.

It's a website that's hoping to collate together as much aerial footage as possible from around the world. Users can upload and geotag video that shows what places look like from the air.


[watch on YouTube]

link: Travel By Drone
via: Wired UK

**related: Fly over the wilderness

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Listen infinitely



Hear an ever-changing, awesomely-endless version of your favorite song.

You know sometimes you hear your favorite song and there's a letdown when it's over? Especially when you're dancing! The Infinite Jukebox is an application that makes your song an infinite loop that sounds different and more interesting than just playing it over and over. Hear (and see) how it works by selecting a sample song (click on the resulting circle to start anywhere), and then you can upload your personal favorite.

link: The Infinite Jukebox
via: Neatorama

**related: Send audio postcards

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Add to an alphabet



Contribute your handwriting to the universal typeface experiment.

... there's something immensely satisfying about putting pen to paper, and the pen maker Bic came up with a fascinating project to find out what the world's aggregated writing style, or typeface, would look like.

At theuniversaltypeface.com you can see the result of what happens when thousands of people submit their handwriting for inclusion.

You can see how styles vary based on people's gender, location, age, what they do and whether they're left or right handed. You can also submit your own writing through a mobile website on your touchscreen phone. And because it's always being added to, it's constantly evolving.

link: Universal Typeface Experiment
via: Pocket-lint

**related: Personalize your prose

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