Nerdy but useful single purpose websites

Mine is https://darksitefinder.com, which helps you look for the best stargazing spots, away from light pollution! Love it!

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I love Lightning & Thunderstorms - World Map which has real time maps showing lightning anywhere in the world

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This is such a great thread! I also love http://www.thetruesize.com it’s great for battling the pesky Mercator projection :slight_smile:

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www.musicalatlas.com

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I love http://www.horg.com/horg/?page_id=2
It organizes those plastic bag pinchers into genus and species, as if they were animals.

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I’ve used the Half Staff website when I get questions at the Smithsonian museum I volunteer at about why flags are half staff/half mast that day.

I like to cook and can pretty much put together stuff on the fly with what I have but Supercook would be useful for people who want to make something with the limited ingredients currently in their pantry.

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The dictionary of obscure sorrows. Gives names to nuanced emotions and experiences.

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Speaking about space-related websites, Stuff in Space is an interactive map of the satellites orbiting Earth.

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http://thefuckingweather.com/

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I think I’m in love…

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What a wonderful collection of places I forgot about and new things to discover!

Offline, people have told me about ThisToThat, the definitive guide to gluing two things to each other, and this exceedingly good Portmanteau Generator.

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I’m going to spend the bulk of my day starting at Stuff in Space.

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Always good to have a plan.

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Radio Garden! You can navigate to anywhere in the world and listen to live radio streams from that location.

Great for traveling by the way! Before you go somewhere familiarize yourself with local radio. You may hear about festivals or events going on. Assuming you can understand the language.

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Sorry Spotify, this is my new workday music finder.

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The Golden Hour Calculator is an indispensable tool for photographers, filmmakers, and anyone planning their life around maximizing their intake of natural beauty. The web-page displays accurate sunrise/sunset times based on location with specific attention paid to identifying golden hour.

Musopen is an amazing resource for public domain classical music recordings and sheet music. You can download music after signing up for a free account and it’s where we’ve sourced music for many Atlas Obscura videos.

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Because I’m really into the medieval period here are two DMMapp - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app Links you to manuscript archives from institutions across the globe. And have you ever had a wonder about medieval beasts all throughout illuminated texts??? well, http://bestiary.ca although it hasn’t been updated in forever.

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My favorite is “The Spomenik Database” that documents after-war monuments in the ex-Yugoslavia!
There’s so many tales of courage and sad stuff.

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This is so cool :exploding_head::exploding_head:

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As a video editor, I really like https://www.remove.bg/ for removing the background from photos of people. I also check for faked photos with http://fotoforensics.com/

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