Caught in the web 2: More useful, fun and useless websites

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OPINION — The World Wide Web is a fascinating place. When used properly, it can entertain, inform, enlighten and confound us.

Here are three websites that will do all of those things.

Useful website

One Look Reverse Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2016, St. George News
One Look Reverse Dictionary. Accessed Oct. 3, 2016, St. George News

One Look thesaurus and reverse dictionary

Ever struggle to come up with the right word for something? If you know the definition, this website can point you in the right direction to finding that word. Synonyms and related concepts can be discovered.

Crossword puzzle aficionados will find this website useful as well. Clues can be solved and you can find words if you only know a few of the letters.

Fun website

Online Spirograph

A drawing created using the Online Spirograph, Accessed October 3, 2016, St. George News
A drawing created using the Online Spirograph, Accessed Oct. 3, 2016, St. George News

Remember the fun that the old Spirograph would provide? Hours would be spent poring over a piece of paper with a plastic circle pinned to it, rolling a pen around in another plastic circle until a beautiful picture appeared. The only problem was when the pen slipped halfway through a drawing or the time required to draw some of the more intricate designs.

Now it can all be done online. The online Spirograph allows practically unlimited circles, pen colors, positions, and designs that you can make. The runtime Flash is required. If you can see videos on St. George News, you already have Flash.

A word of warning: Do not start playing with this at work. It is extremely addictive.

Useless website

TV watching time calculator, accessed October 3, 2016, St. George News
TV watching time calculator, accessed Oct. 3, 2016, St. George News

Calculate your total time to watch a TV show

Ever binge watched a TV show from DVD or Netflix? Just kept watching until there were no more episodes left? This website will calculate how long you would have to watch to see the entire series.

Let’s see what a sample of TV series comes up with:

  • The Brady Bunch (5 seasons): 5 days 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Magnum P.I. (8 seasons): 11 days 22 hours 30 minutes
  • Breaking Bad (5 seasons): 13 days 21 hours 0 minutes
  • Star Trek Voyager (7 seasons): 19 days 6 hours 0 minutes
  • Frasier (11 seasons): 24 days 18 hours 0 minutes

Time to fire up the TV and start watching.

If you have a useful, fun, or useless website that you enjoy and would like to share, email it to [email protected] for consideration. Full credit will be given to the contributor.

Ed. note: St. George News experienced no problems as a result of visiting the websites mentioned in this series; nonetheless, users are advised to take their own precautions visiting any website to ensure no damage to computer or data occurs.

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