Tangent: what’s your favorite odd web site?


For me, it’s MapFight (https://mapfight.appspot.com/), to compare areas of various parts of the world to each other.

Comments (12)

12 responses to “Tangent: what’s your favorite odd web site?”

  1. madthinus

    I miss 3dfx, so ever so often I will visit: http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/

    They have probably one of the bigger collection of cards and trivia.

  2. Winner

    Check routes and distances between airports all over the world at gcmap.com.

    Fake people at thispersondoesnotexist.com

  3. Tiny

    Depends on how you define odd.

    People of Walmart always gives me a laugh.

  4. StevenLayton

    Used to love visiting fileplanet and planethalflife for games and mods, back in the day.

  5. jimchamplin

    There used to be this comedy site called Ming The Merciless. It was themed mainly around the 1980 Flash Gordon film, but there were many other 70s Sci Fi references there too.

    It was built with state of the art circa 2000 HTML with a touch of Flash. Not much animation, save for a few pages, making it more like a slideshow of these bizarre, goofy things.

    Cornelius from “Planet of the Apes” was cast as Breakfast Chimp, and he with cigarette in hand and an ascot around his neck presented “Mystery Nimbus”. An edited audio track from the trailer for “Mystery Island”.

    The head of General Zod from the ‘78 Superman film was used to replace the cockpit of TIE Fighters from Star Wars. There would be fleets of them in the background on some pages. One page generated popups of the Zod TIE Fighter.

    And let’s not forget...

    ... BORE WORMS!!! ?

    Look that one up.


    Having computers as both a career and hobby I like websites that have nothing to do with computers. I found this website www.bateau.com where I purchased plans to build a sailboat using "Stitch-and-glue" construction. It was more expensive than I estimated, and took three years longer that I originally planned, but it was very rewarding.

  7. Winner

    For pure over the top, see Ling's Cars: lingscars.com.

    It's a totally legitimate car leasing site in the UK. You have to see it to believe it.

    I have no affiliation with them and I'm not advertising. It was mentioned on a TWIT podcast by Leo Laporte many years ago and I thought it was funny.

  8. justme

    Mine are aviation related...Flight Aware lets you track flights. Live ATC allows you to listen to air traffic control at various airports.

  9. ErichK

    Crank.net always intrigued me. Haven't visited it lately though.