Take an active role in zoning out

Let's be honest, we all find one way or another to waste time on the Internet, whether it's checking Twitter and Facebook posts, looking through news stories or watching silly viral videos. But some time-wasting websites call for a bit more creativity, engaging you as they help you zone out.<br><br> So the next time you're stuck in a dreary session at work or just need something to entertain you for a few minutes, keep these handy websites in your drifting mind.

Staggering Beauty

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Instants 2.0

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Atari Arcade

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Weave Silk

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Monoface

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"Neon Bible," The Arcade Fire

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Pearl Jam "Ten" Game

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Science Is Beautiful

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We Choose the Moon

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Cheese and Burger Society

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10 Interactive Websites for Killing Time