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Ken M: The Troll’s Troll

Ken M: The Troll’s Troll

If you’re reading the comments section on a website and you see a dumb blurb from someone with the handle ‘Ken M’, don’t even bother replying. His mission in life is to be deliberately asinine.

Google Maps: Ocean

Google Maps: Ocean

Not content with mapping our streets, Google partnered with the Caitlin Seaview Survey to create underwater panoramas of six beautiful underwater spots in Hawaii, Australia and the Philippines.

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The New Myspace

The New Myspace

A(nother) total reboot for Myspace. This time it will embrace the power of other social networks, take advantage of widescreen and landscape displays and enhance the sharing and discovery of art.

Olympic Non-Events

Olympic Non-Events

Hat Trick’ Olympic Non-Events combines the Olympic icons with idioms to categorize everyday events. Not to brag, but we’re prime contenders in Shooting the Breeze. Poster for sale here.

You Chose Wrong

You Chose Wrong

Andrew Weiss’ blog pays homage to the kitschy Choose Your Own Adventure novels that were popular decades ago, featuring the paragraphs that we didn’t want to read: the bad endings.

Google Chrome x LEGO: Build

Google Chrome x LEGO: Build

A massive LEGO set for you to construct objects and buildings and place them into the virtual world. Australia gets the first map, but we’re hoping for more countries soon.

Pointer Pointer

Pointer Pointer

Andy Baio points us to a website that wins points for making pointing a pointless but fun distraction. Park your mouse cursor on the site and it will come up with a picture pointing to the cursor.

World Wonders Project

World Wonders Project

Google leverages its Maps and Street View technologies to let you visit over 130 wonders of the world, ranging from the Tower of Pisa to Pompeii to in between the stones at Stonehenge.

Gladwell Book Generator

Gladwell Book Generator

(NSFW: Language) Despite its name, Cory Bortnicker and Brett Molé’s website actually shows a series of hilarious ready made mockups of book covers poking fun at Malcolm Gladwell’s books.

TheSixtyOne

TheSixtyOne

Craving a more adventurous musical journey? thesixtyone provides a DIY internet radio and music sharing experience for the masses. The masses who enjoy completing sidequests that is.

Curisma

Curisma

The latest user-curated product site; what sets Curisma apart is its focus on tech and design, with a decidedly more refined product selection than Pinterest. Also, mark products you have or want.

Map of the Dead

Map of the Dead

Prepare yourself for the zombie apocalypse with this map that shows locations of shopping malls, gun shops, cemeteries, and everyplace else you need to know about for survival. (Thanks Adam!)

Text From Dog

Text From Dog

(NSFW: Language) October Jones’ Text From Dog is the 21st century Garfield. The strip takes the form of text messages between Jones and his bulldog, who is both smart yet dumb the way dogs are.

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Google White House Virtual Tour

Google White House Virtual Tour

Wander through the public spaces of the White House and explore its artworks from the comfort of your computer, thanks to Google’s collaboration with President Obama and the First Lady.

Google Maps 8-Bit

Google Maps 8-Bit

It’s not yet April 1st, but we suspect the guys at Google released one of their pranks early, with the new Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Click “Quest” in the upper right to try it.

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Jon Rafman’s Nine Eyes of Google Street View website is a offbeat, ongoing project that publishes the strange scenes that the nine automated Google Street View car cameras capture. (Thanks Max!)

Ghetto Hikes

Ghetto Hikes

(NSFW: Language) Cody’s job is to take “urban kids (of all races)” on nature hikes. These kids say hilarious stuff at such a prolific rate that Cody was compelled to archive their quotes.

Abobo’s Big Adventure

Abobo’s Big Adventure

A classic storyline that involves fighting your way through 8 awesome levels drives the gameplay in this free retro-inspired game that pays proper tribute to the glory days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Evolution of an Image

Evolution of an Image

(Briefly NSFW) Sebastian Schmieg took a single image and fed it into Google Image Search, then picked its top “similar image” over and over, gradually morphing through over 2950 images.

YouTube Slam

YouTube Slam

YouTube’s latest method for discovering new cat videos pits two clips cats from similar genres against one another for you to vote on. Two clips cats enter, one clip cat leaves. You get the idea.

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The Nicest Place on the Internet

The Nicest Place on the Internet

We think The Awesomer is a pretty nice place on the ‘net, but if you’re feeling down and blue, this heartwarming website has some free hugs for you. Then pay it forward and give one back.

CarCareKiosk

CarCareKiosk

The iFixit for cars. It has tons of videos with step-by-step guides for repairs on specific vehicle models. Their YouTube channel has sample clips; check out their site for more videos. Still in Beta.

Everyone’s Mixtape

Everyone’s Mixtape

A site that makes it easy to create and share your own virtual mixtape. Search for music on YouTube, Soundcloud or Vimeo, arrange the tracks and then share the link or embed the mixtape. Demo here.

My Robot Nation

My Robot Nation

Build your own custom 3D printed robot figurines over at My Robot Nation. Pick from heads, torsos, arms, legs, then add accessories and colors and pose your robot. Available in sizes from 2″ to 6″ tall.

White Rabbit Express

White Rabbit Express

Ever wanted some cool gadget that’s only sold in Japan? For a 15% fee, WRE helps you buy just about anything from Japan. Just send a link to the item you want, pay for it, and they’ll do the rest.

Drinkify

Drinkify

Drinkify is a simple concept. Input the artist you’re currently listening to and it suggests the proper libation for the tunes. They’re not always perfect suggestions but still a good excuse to get creative.

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