5 Strangest Online Internet Services
Regardless of your need or desire, if you have the ability to go online you can find anything and everything you are looking for. While most of the things we seek are normal to simply unusual, there are services out there you may not be aware of which will simply blow your mind. Here we will discuss five of the strangest online services which can be found on the Internet today.
‘Aquardio’ is an online aquarium which can be seen on your computer or device screen. It is completely interactive, and produces a calming effect for the observer. In the 90s the Japanese had something similar which was televised, but Aquardio is an Internet service which is a step up technologically. It allows you to feed the fish, adjust the lighting and water temperature, and take care of your pet fish no matter where you are at on Earth. Now you don’t have to worry about leaving your goldfish home alone when you take those long trips for work or play.
Nukemap provides users with a virtual control button which ‘allows’ them to destroy their city of choice with a nuclear weapon at their command. The user can witness total destruction of the chosen city as it would theoretically look if it was really hit by a nuclear warhead. Created by Alex Vellershteyna, Nukemap is a Google Earth plugin and provides three-dimensional map graphics. The ‘bomb’ can be dropped on any pinpointed location. It then calculates the estimated damage and replicates it for the user to enjoy.
3. Hyperlocal Social Networking
Here we have a mix of things in one service. Take social networking, garage sales, online shopping and regular markets, blend them all together, and you have Hyperlocal. The purpose of Hyperlocal is to allow residents of the same demographic area to buy, sell, and trade goods with each other on an online basis, thus narrowing down the chances of people ever venturing outside even more than they do now. They can also socialize and share their days and doings with each other as they currently do on other social networking sites, like Facebook. It is also used as a way for neighbors to get to know each other without interacting on a face-to-face basis beforehand.
This service allows the user to travel the world without ever leaving the comfort of their easy chair at home or their desk at work. See the sites you want to see, and gain the education regarding these places that you wouldn’t be able to get without actually going to the location personally. You can attend events, go to lectures and seminars, and share with others using the same service. It isn’t like you can touch and feel things, but for those who are limited in their physical abilities, or cannot afford to travel, this is the ideal alternative.
5. Google Maps’ Clubhouse Astronomers
Have you ever wanted to learn more about space? Google Maps has made it possible to indulge your thirst for this type of knowledge without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a college education or high-powered telescope. Clubhouse Astronomers allows you to literally visit celestial bodies via satellite imaging while educating you about what you are seeing. This is a mind-blowing service which will teach you a thing or two about space during the ‘ride’.