10 Interesting websites you might not heard of

The Internet is a vast place. According to internetlivestats.com, there are now almost one billion websites online, many of which you’ve probably never heard of before.

Read on to see our list of what we believe to be interesting and worth your time. You won’t find all of them useful, but I guarantee that at least one of them will seriously impress you.

1. Predictions on the Future of Humankind

What will be true by 2030? 2040? 2050? How about 2100? Or even 10,000 AD and beyond? Future Timeline offers predictions about the future based on facts and ongoing scientific research. Every bit of speculation (e.g. “Japan experiences a major volcanic eruption in 2041”) is backed up by at least one source.

2. Free World-Class College Courses

You can find all kinds of online courses these days on sites like Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, and Udemy… but you should start with Academic Earth. You’ll find thousands of excellent courses, and the site’s core belief is that “everyone has the right to a world-class education.”

 

3. Every Music Genre to Ever Exist

 

Every Noise at Once is a mapping of every music genre to ever exist, with each genre placed in relative proximity to other similar genres. This makes it a great way to discover new flavors of music that you’ll love.

4. Play Hundreds of Retro Games Online

 

Play Retro Games is an online emulator that lets you play all kinds of older games right in your browser for free. Supported systems include NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, GBA, and more.

5. Create Professional Resumes

 

Are you in between jobs right now? If you have a LinkedIn account, you can turn it into a resume in the blink of an eye. But if you don’t use LinkedIn, then you should consider using Creddle. This tool helps you create professional-looking resumes that are designed to help you land more interviews.

6. Check If Your Online Accounts Were Ever Hacked

HaveIBeenPwned is a simple tool that checks if your usernames or email addresses have ever been breached and released by hackers. Any time you’re “pwned,” you should change the passwords on compromised accounts. Do this at least once a year as part of an annual security and privacy checkup.

7. Compare Cost of Living Between Cities

If you’re thinking of moving to another city, you should absolutely use the Cost of Living Comparison by NUMBEO. Just type in both cities and it’ll tell you the differences in grocery prices, rent prices, restaurant prices, etc. Moving to an area with a higher cost of living on the same salary is basically making yourself poorer, so avoid that mistake with this site!

8. Free Game Assets for Game Development

OpenGameArt is a massive collection of free game-related assets, including 2D and 3D art. Restrictions vary from asset to asset, but they’re all free and many are licensed under CC0. It’s a great way to find inspiration for your own pixel art.

9. Free Sound Effects

FreeSound is a massive collection of royalty-free sound files. A lot of them are licensed as CC0, but many of them fall under other licenses too, so be sure to check restrictions for each sound you download. This is a great resource if you make videos, develop games, or just need to spice up a presentation.

10. Open Access to Any Scientific Paper

Most scientific papers are locked behind paywalls and subscriptions, limiting public access to important research. Sci-Hub believes that this slows down the development of science, and aims to provide access to any scientific paper for anybody who wants it. Unlock any paper by entering its URL, PMID, or DOI — or simply search through Sci-Hub’s huge database.

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