I came across this photo today and I spent a good fifteen minutes trying to figure out what was going on. I think my boss may argue whether this was a "good" use of fifteen minutes, but regardless I did it. What I discovered is that some French chef back in 1956 tried to hypnotize a chicken. Believe it or not, that's not the most important thing I learned from this. The point is how easy it is to get distracted and waste time on the internet.

I'll give you another example.  Did you know that there are full episodes of BJ and the Bear on YouTube?

How can you beat a TV show about a trucker and a monkey?  I have no answer for that.  But, I can tell you that I have wasted more time looking up irrelevant facts about the classic Speed Racer cartoon than you can shake a stick at.

Don't get me wrong.  I think getting lost on the Internet is a great thing.  I'm not looking for a cure.  Instead, I'd like you to share any rabbit trails that you've run down and later realized you've wasted an hour of your life that you'll never get back.  What say you?