Five quirky websites to visit
THE Internet can be a very strange but useful place if you are feeling bored. My Paper checks out some quirky sites:
1. PREPARE FOR MOVIE ANIMAL DEATHS
Dead and injured animals in movies are real tearjerkers. To find out if you should pack tissues for such scenes, just enter the movie title into this database, which will inform you whether they survive or are even injured.
Apart from dogs, other casualties such as cats, pigeons, rabbits and bears are also listed.
2. FIND THE EXACT TIME
If you ever wanted to know the exact length of a friendship or relationship, down to the very second, now you can.
Apart from providing a date-to-date calculator, this site also has handy countdown timers, time-zone converters (time difference calculators) and even sunrise and sunset timings for cities worldwide. Customisable PDF calendar templates are also available for print.
3. LISTEN TO NOTHING
Choose from white, pink or brown noise - different sound frequencies - for a relaxing ambient soundscape, perfect for helping you to focus at work or improving your sleep quality.
4. COOK WITH ANYTHING
Strapped for meal ideas and too tired to go to the supermarket? This site suggests recipes based on the items in your fridge.
Type in the ingredients you have on hand, choose from a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Italian to Thai, and even customise your desired recipe to fit individual dietary restrictions.
5. BOOK CONCERT TICKETS
Grab the best seats in the house to see your favourite acts, live. Although seemingly United States-centric, this site provides international coverage of world tours, music festivals and sporting events.
Besides providing interactive 3D maps of sporting and entertainment venues for a better ticket selection, it also trawls the biggest ticket sites to compile a comprehensive inventory of the most affordable ticketing options for events.