10 Websites for the Chronically Curious

Are you the type that always asks “why” or “how” after hearing something new? Are you constantly picking up your phone for a quick Google search on something you just saw? Do you get lost in daydreams about how everyday things work? If so, you may be chronically curious! Check out the 10 websites we recommend for all of you information junkies out there.

1. Instructables

This site is filled with a variety of crafts and DIYs, but don’t be fooled — it’s nothing like those Pinterest boards you’re used to. You’ll find courses with tutorials ranging from creating woodworking masterpieces and 3D-printed contraptions to delicious recipes and DIY fashion accessories.

 

2. How Stuff Works

The name is pretty self-explanatory — this site dives into how things work, and no topic is off limits! You can even learn something as crazy as how tongue splitting works. (Pro tip: don’t Google tongue splitting if you’re squeamish!)

 

 

3. Lifehacker.

From tips, hacks and how-to’s, Lifehacker covers anything and everything that can make your life even just a little bit easier.

 

4. Top Documentary Films

Documentaries and curious minds go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why this site is a great pick! You’ll get to browse a variety of free documentaries across a wide range of different categories.

 

5. Mental Floss

Mental Floss is basically fuel for your curiosity, as it publishes fascinating content that you’ve probably never even thought about in science, pop culture, history and other interesting topics.

 

6. Snopes.

Snopes is the largest fact-checking site on the internet, exploring everything from ancient urban legends, common myths, and even just rumors in the present-day media.

 

7. Now I Know.

Hungry for new facts but don’t know where to start? Now I Know is a daily newsletter where you’ll get a factual story sent to your inbox every day. If you’re not interested in subscribing to their email list, you can simply skim through the archives here.

 

 

8. Music Theory.

More of a niche site than the rest, Music Theory offers free lessons, exercises, and tools that’ll help you learn to read and play music.

 

9. Ideas.TED.

This TED feature is slightly different than those TED Talk videos you may be used to. Instead, browse personal essays that share ideas across topics like tech, business, science and more.

 

10. UReddit

You may already frequently browse through the many threads of Reddit, but did you know that there’s a University of Reddit? Basically, it’s a bunch of free courses offered by other users, and there are plenty of interesting topics to choose from!

Can you think of any sites that we didn’t list? Share them with our readers in the comments below!

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