These Incredibly Strange Browser Extensions Will Rid You Of Boredom

Browser extensions can accomplish many things, with the ability to make time on the Internet more (or less) bearable and exciting.

Here’s some of our favorite add-ons and extensions of the oddball variety that are sure to spice up your Internet browser in one way or another.

Extensions you didn’t know you needed

Dictionary of Numbers: Dictionary of numbers turns hard to quantify abstractions into terms you can understand. The chrome extension searches your page for numbers, and adds in inline interpretations – for example, 8 million = population of NYC.

Project Naptha: If only you could erase that inspirational quote from that picture, or lift the text from a meme. Project Naptha makes this possible, allowing users to highlight, copy, and edit text on every image it sees.super-serenitygif

Add Art: This extension lets you choose featured art to replace those pesky pop-ups and banner ads, injecting visual art that’s easier on the eyes– and isn’t trying to steal your money.

Extensions to eliminate online irritations

Downworthy: You’ll Never Guess What This Chrome Extension Does To Upworthy-Style Headlines. The Answer Won’t Surprise You.

Downworthy turns these annoying as heck headlines into what they really mean, for example “One Weird Trick” becomes “One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit.”

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 1.01.10 PM via GetRather: Not everyone loves babies. And for those of you baby haters that are bugged endlessly by the spawn of others, will replace their pictures (or pictures of anything else you hate) with cats, bacon, or whatever else you’re into.

Millennial Be Gone: The youngest adult generation has of late been sort of a punching bag for critics. While haters are going to hate, you can download this extension to replace all mention of “millennials” with “pesky whipper snappers.”

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Herp Derp: Why endure all of the “FIRST” and “u r gay” nonsense comments on YouTube when you can replace them with herp derp derp language? It’s about as sensible if not more.

Prank extensions to bother others

nCage: Your roommate will be befuzzled when you install this extension for them, which will turn all photos into America’s very own national treasure, Nicolas Cage. That’s right. All of them.

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Upside Down: Begrudgingly letting your brother borrow your computer? Turn on this extension first to flip the screen. Just don’t anger him enough to flip your computer.

Jailbreak the Patriarchy: Download this extension that gender-swaps all pronouns and gendered words; it could be an eye-opening experience for your significant other.

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Tourette Machine: This Firefox extension adds swear words into text areas as you type, ranging from a moderate to extreme amount of unintentional profanity that may become intentional over time.

Silly extensions to make yourself chuckle

Libdoge: Invite doge to run, hide, ambush and teleport right on your computer screen. So wow, much extension, very chrome.

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Cloud to Butt: A sneaky little extension that will catch you off guard by replacing the word “cloud” with “butt.” You’ll forget about it until you look up the weather.

Must Stache: Mustaches for all photos, because why not.

Bonus: Nothing

Nothing: This extension does nothing. It works without bugs, loads quickly, and has a 5 star rating. Nothing is better than any other add-on. Perfect for people that don’t like browser extensions.

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Jennifer Markert