Add the fact that the puzzles you complete are set by other players, you can set your own puzzles, rate the puzzles you play, and you're continually shown your position on the leader table, and it's not long before you are totally sucked in. After an extended period of play I'm still only in the top 8000 players though which suggests I'm not alone in my addiction. *Recommended*
This has to be one of the most addictive on-line games I've seen for some time. The idea of the game, like all good games, is simple. Get the little ball from A to B without touching the ground by constructing Mouse-Trap-esque tracks for the ball to travel along.
The internet enters a new dimension with scratch and sniff enabled web pages [via op-pop].
One of the forces of nature captured on film [via mundowil].
The world's largest collection of toothpaste. To be filed under 'I never knew I wanted to see that'.
Waste huge amounts of time on-line with hangman - you don't even need a friend to play it with *phew*. Finally a replacement for MS Patience for those bored computing moments.
Finally an easy way to not only find out which films and television shows feature bagpipes, but also which tunes are played. It's the internet resource we've all been waiting for [via zFilter].
I've really liked the Gary Jules version of Mad World ever since I first saw the Domo Darko clip, and when I finally saw Donnie Darko it did nothing but strengthen my enjoyment of the track. So I'm very happy to see it's made it to #1 in the UK Christmas chart. Especially impressive as there are at least 3 locations, including the official site, where you can listen to the track on-line without paying a penny.
After the useful Pollock-esque thingumy I stumbled across the other week - another one for your artistic pleasure.
Don't be disappointed by the lack of an Etch-a-Sketch in your Christmas stocking - use the on-line version. Complete with realistic shaking sound, and no embarassing evidence of how childish you are to be left laying around your home. *joy*
It not might like seem like the real spirit of Christmas, but being realistic the What A Crappy Present site is going to be darn useful in a lot of households this week.