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Webby Awards: Nominees for the weirdest website

Tech | | April 23, 2012, 5:42 pm
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Referred to as the Oscars of the Web, the Webby Awards honours the best of the Web every year in about 140 categories that also includes one for Weird websites. For the 16th Annual Webby Awards there are five weird websites in the race to be crowned the weirdest.

Referred to as the Oscars of the Web, the Webby Awards honours the best of the Web every year in about 140 categories that also includes one for Weird websites. For the 16th Annual Webby Awards there are five weird websites in the race to be crowned the weirdest.

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This Tumblr blog's purpose is to warn people before they move into a building that has bed bugs.

This Tumblr blog's purpose is to warn people before they move into a building that has bed bugs.

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Users are encouraged to share images of hotels that have bed bugs, which are then posted on the blog (http://bedbughotels.org)

Users are encouraged to share images of hotels that have bed bugs, which are then posted on the blog (http://bedbughotels.org)

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The inspiration behind this is the mathematical constant pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diametre) and there are 10 trillion digits of the irrational number.

The inspiration behind this is the mathematical constant pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diametre) and there are 10 trillion digits of the irrational number.

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This website visualises four million of the 10 trillion digits on a single interactive webpage and calculates that if an average person were to recite the all digits shown on the page, it would take her roughly three weeks. Each digit is assigned a colour and rendered as a 1x1 pixel dot. (http://two-n.com/pi/)

This website visualises four million of the 10 trillion digits on a single interactive webpage and calculates that if an average person were to recite the all digits shown on the page, it would take her roughly three weeks. Each digit is assigned a colour and rendered as a 1x1 pixel dot. (http://two-n.com/pi/)

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This Wordpress-powered website calls itself an experiment in anonymous giving.

This Wordpress-powered website calls itself an experiment in anonymous giving.

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The website asks users to leave money somewhere where someone else may find it, thereby brightening their day. Users can send photos of their anonymous gifts includes a little story about what happened and why they did it.

The website asks users to leave money somewhere where someone else may find it, thereby brightening their day. Users can send photos of their anonymous gifts includes a little story about what happened and why they did it.

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The name itself suggests that it is strange. The Six Sided Strange is a creation by Jason Nelson and it is one of the many artistic flash interactives that he has made.

The name itself suggests that it is strange. The Six Sided Strange is a creation by Jason Nelson and it is one of the many artistic flash interactives that he has made.

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Users have to move their cursors to explore and find and read lines of prose within moving maze of animated objects (http://www.secrettechnology.com/six/wocu1.html)

Users have to move their cursors to explore and find and read lines of prose within moving maze of animated objects (http://www.secrettechnology.com/six/wocu1.html)

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This Tumblr blog is all about the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il looking at things and not much else.

This Tumblr blog is all about the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il looking at things and not much else.

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You can spend the next few minutes looking at Kim Jong-il looking at things here: http://kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com/

You can spend the next few minutes looking at Kim Jong-il looking at things here: http://kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com/