Yahoo! lists UK’s weird and wonderful websites

You might have thought the far corners of the Internet are places a decent citizen may not want to delve. But Yahoo! has leafed through what the UK has to offer online to come up with its top eight weird and wonderful websites in its annual Finds of The Year awards.

Topping the weird and wonderful category is the web presence of the cloud appreciation society. Their mission goal is to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’, and ‘that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them’.

Clearly the website for cloud maligners just wasn’t weird enough then.

Also of note is a blog covering one man’s quest to meet 500 celebrities. It’s a simple goal, with all the quirkiness of a Dave Gorman project and has to date proved rather successful. Greeting the 500‘s Julian has already had Coldplay’s Chris Martin pop round for a brew, and caught up with Jonathan Ross and Neil Kinnock to name a few.

There are more prosaic offerings too, such as Transport for London, nominated for its information services delivered online, via email or SMS.

And Woodland Grange Primary School, scoops Best Educational Website. It has been built entirely in-house by teachers and students and has already won numerous awards.

Andy Williams, Yahoo! Search, said: ‘The Yahoo! Search Finds of the Year awards celebrate the huge diversity on the Web and we’ve found some of the most informative, unusual, clever or bizarre websites out there. We’re proud to be able to recognise the hard work that goes into creating a great website and making the web so amazing.’

Yahoo! has chosen its top eight, but is asking the public to vote for an overall winner. To see the rest of the nominees and vote for the best, visit yahoo.co.uk/2005finds.

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