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Parkopedia

Parkopedia

New website Parkopedia aims to be the Wikipedia of parking spaces. The crowdsourced site currently lists 15 million parking spaces across 14 countries, all searchable for free via a sleek interface.

Pica Pic (Website)

Pica Pic (Website)

Hipopotam Studios’ Pica Pic is a free online gallery and emulator of the handheld games that were a hit from the 80s to the early 90s. The look and graphics of the games are perfectly recreated.

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If You Watch it Backwards

If You Watch it Backwards

A blog that shows how some movies, TV shows, or even moments in real life are better – or at least more fun to watch – when viewed in reverse. But there are exceptions of course.

The Junkyard Jumbotron

The Junkyard Jumbotron

MIT engineers Rick Borovoy and Brian Knep created this web app which automagically tiles images across multiple displays placed in close proximity to one-another. Play with the Beta here.

Famous Objects, Classic Movies

Famous Objects, Classic Movies

Ji Lee and friends created this addictive online trivia game, which challenges you to identify what movie various iconic props are from. You’ll quickly find that some are more obvious than others.

Fractal Lab

Fractal Lab

You’ll need a fast computer and a WebGL-compatible browser like Google Chrome or Firefox 4 beta to explore the exotic worlds of Fractal Lab, but the incredible visuals are worth it.

The Awesomer on Facebook

The Awesomer on Facebook

Drop by our Facebook fan page and join the conversation. Our Facebook page features bonus posts, feedback from The Awesomer team, and your chance to tell us what you think is awesome.

Anti-Joke Chicken

Anti-Joke Chicken

Know someone who ruins the punch line every time they tell a joke? Send them off to the Anti-Joke Chicken meme – this bird’s got no sense of humor or timing either but still manages to kill it.

Rent Splitting Calculator

Rent Splitting Calculator

Made by Jonathan Bittner, it estimates price per sq.ft. and divides your place into bedrooms and common areas. The effects of other parameters are based on surveys conducted by Bittner.

PsykoPaint

PsykoPaint

This nifty site lets you take your photographs and turn them into painterly masterpieces with a few simple strokes of your mouse. Once you’re done, you can share your creations with the world.

Mitoza

Mitoza

Think of this web timewaster as an animated choose-your-own-adventure. Throughout the short snippets, you get to select from two options, each resulting in crazy and unexpected outcomes.

This is Not Porn (Website)

This is Not Porn (Website)

The website’s title will draw you in, but you’ll stay for the pictures. The site is filled with unusual celebrity shots. Christopher Walken as a young, handsome man definitely counts as unusual to us.

Android Market

Android Market

We’re not sure what’s taken so long, but here it is. The Android Market finally gets a web store. It has a neat feature that will have iOS users green with envy: apps are automagically installed wirelessly.

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Gamestorm

Gamestorm

This new website collects doodles, napkin sketches, scribbles and concept drawings from game developers. Some result in amazing games – like Cannabalt, while others never see the light of day.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project

We’ve been able to explore the Earth, our streets and even our bodies all for free, thanks to Google. Their most recent project lets us visit museums and view works of art with just a few clicks.

The Universal Record Database

The Universal Record Database

Guinness takes its world records more seriously, but the URDB catalogs every inane and stupid record attempt ever. Example: Most American Quarters Fit Inside A Belly Button. Really.

Muppets with People Eyes

Muppets with People Eyes

Not content with having a catch-all blog about “funny things”, Mike Lacher starts off the new year with a creepy meme. You wanna know what makes muppets cute? It’s the eyes. The goddamn eyes.

Understand Rap (Book)

Understand Rap (Book)

Do you have trouble understanding the unique language of rappers? Get the book Understand Rap. Just like the website, the book is filled with rap verses and their humorous explanations.

Learn Something Every Day

Learn Something Every Day

Maybe some of the tidbits are unsubstantiated, but the simple factoids with complementary drawings that we found at Learn Something Every Day had us grinning from ear to ear. (Thanks Chris!)

Mashups, Broken Down

Mashups, Broken Down

While the music from a variety of artists plays on mashupbreakdown.com, the website gives a visual representation of which samples are currently playing and when they overlap. (Thanks Matt!)

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Snuggie Sutra (Book)

Snuggie Sutra (Book)

(Kinda NSFW) “You own a Snuggie. You have sex. It was inevitable.” So goes the tag line for the hilarious website The Snuggie Sutra. The book includes positions not shown in the website.

When Parents Text

When Parents Text

Before you send us hateful comments, we’re well aware that a lot of parents are skilled at the art of sending text messages. But at this blog proves, a lot of them could also use some help.

Knoword

Knoword

A combination of Jeopardy! and a dictionary. The definition of a word along with its first letter is given; typing the correct answer extends the time. One of the more practical timewasters we’ve seen.

Google: Teach Parents Tech

Google: Teach Parents Tech

Need help helping your loved ones with their computer problems? Teach Parents Tech lets you email links for 12 instructional videos. We hope your relatives already know how to check email.

Streetview Road Race

Streetview Road Race

While it’s not the speediest way to get around, you have to hand it to these guys who spent 5 days clicking their way across America using Google Streetview for their Demo Slam entry.

Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things

Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things

It is what it says it is, a blog dedicated to posting pictures of Kim Jong-Il looking at random objects. We already got a good chuckle the moment we found out that this blog exists.

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