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The 10 best websites you've probably never heard of, according to redditors

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(Original image: Getty

Reddit is amazing. The site has earned a reputation as an extraordinary place to find content quickly and easily - so what do the users of the go-to site see as the go-to sites?

A thread on the AskReddit subreddit sought to find the answer to this question, which you can peruse at your leisure if you wish.

For the pedants among you, there is a reason doesn't feature - this is meant to be detailing websites most would not know about already.

If you want a slightly condensed and editorialised version, see our top ten, below:

Enter your birthday and the website will put your age into perspective with a whole host of morbid statistics.

Possibly the most harrowing is the chart which shows the proportion of people who were born on your birthday who have died.

You can now read reddit in Microsoft outlook form.

Unsurprising perhaps, that redditors reccommended a tool to make it easier to browse the site without drawing scrutiny at work...

If you don't like Outlook, you can use Cluffle, which makes pages appear like a Google search if you type in the subreddit, or Subdood which makes it read like Wikipedia.

Employers, you have been warned.

If you're learning an instrument and want to learn how to play certain songs, the chances are that chordify can assist you.

Want to know when an item drops price on Amazon? This site will alert you, keep track of item prices or just allow you to view the history of them over time. You have to create an account, but still, we're told, worth it.

Or, you could just use this guide from magamaleh, apparently the ultimate consumer.

I'm going to level with you: this article has taken far longer than it should have done, simply because of this website.

Whatever the purpose, if you need some ambient, soothing sounds, this website has unparalleled, easy configuration.

All the options.

If you ever needed to relax, with the optimal configuration of gentle waves to rain with a hint of coffee shop, then you should bookmark this site.

Warning: Do not use at work. You will drift off, drawing odd looks from colleagues and a jolting wake up call from your boss.

A learning resource which welcomes with the tagline 'You can learn anything'.

It doesn't seem to be lying, as many users jumped at the chance to recommended it.

It's free, not-for-profit, with no adverts and recommended by the internet. What could go wrong?

Did you ever throw away the manual to a device and need to access it?

Yep, that problem's gone now.

This website generates books. It's a generation of every combination of letter, commas, full stops and spaces in the English language, in every possible combination.

At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 10 to the power of 4677 books.

Everything that has been spoken in English, and will ever be spoken or written, is in this database.


Start having fun with gravity and say goodbye to your evening. And your job.

Do you have rhythm? It's a question that has plagued everyone too timid to pick up drumsticks or eyeballed for some out-of-sync shapes in clubs.

Now you can answer it, try to keep in time with the beat as the music fades out - you'll receive a score afterwards.

Here's my score, and yes, that's the clang of a gauntlet on the office floor you're hearing:

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