20 things to do in 20 minutes

By Lang | Thursday, 2 December | 25 Comments

20 things to do in 20 minutes. When you’re so bored you can feel your eyeballs melting and you just need something, ANYTHING to do.

1. Read a newspaper: the local newspaper can be read in twenty minutes. Just spend five minutes reading headlines, five minutes on an interesting news story and five minutes reading the comics. The remaining five minutes are to rage at opinion pieces, news stories and letters to the editor.

2. It is possible to draw a picture in twenty minutes. Look around for inspiration, do you see anything that could be interesting…. If not, just chuck in a dinosaur and see what happens.

3. Make 20 paper aeroplanes. Everyone knows that paper aeroplanes are cool.

4. Visit this website and start cooking! I particularly like the creamy bacon chicken pasta. http://busycooks.about.com/od/fastestrecipes/a/20minute.htm

5. Write a letter. These are so much better than emails because they are old school and they come with stamps.

6. Despite belief to the contrary, in 20 minutes you can ring your grandmother or grandfather and make their day.

7. If you play a musical instrument, a simple song like the Mario theme can be learned in 20 minutes.

8. You can watch an episode of that 70’s show on youtube if you type in the url quick enough.

9. To test to see if you have too many shoes, try relacing/refitting all your shoes. If it’s not possible to do in 20 minutes, then you have too many shoes.

10. Go clean your room. If it is not too messy, then 20 minutes is enough to clear your desk of rubbish and move enough stuff off your floor to walk on.

11. Try playing a simple tune on glasses with different amounts of water in them.

12. Learn how to skip backwards (unless you are unco like me).

13. Play a game of age of empires. Seriously, of you give yourself lots of stuff and cheat, you could probably fit two or three in.

14. Go through your yearbook(s) and laugh at yourself.

15. You can give your pet a bath. If you have fish, take a bath with them.

16. Do some homework. You probably can’t do all of it but you’ll be 20 minutes further than you would be otherwise.

17. Find an old t-shirt and give it a make over. Pens, paint, scissors and safety pins can all be used to turn that old t you haven’t worn in three years into the envy of the rest of your clothes.

18. Think of all the hilarious four letter words you could get tattood on your knuckles. Don’t actually get them done though. If a tattoo takes only 20 minutes it’s probably not a very good one.

19. Photoshop your friends heads onto pictures of dogs wearing outfits and put them on facebook.

20. This article can, indeed, be written in 20 minutes!

25 Responses to “20 things to do in 20 minutes”

  1. 01

    See all that stuff that can be done twenty minutes… if you do them all then that is nearly seven hours, or one day. So you can spend all day doing stuff then write about it in the last twenty minutes

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  2. 02

    Great article Gangsta!

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  3. 03
    Mentor For Youth

    Love it! All of these are great ideas and you inspired me. I have bookmarked this page and have also written my own blog post on 10 things to do in 10 minutes. Check it out and let me know what you think…

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  4. 04

    Actually, the Mario theme song is a lot more complicated than expected. Well, at least on the guitar when you’re trying to memorize it, it is.

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  5. 05

    Please don’t take a bath with your pet fish. :/

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  6. 06
    Prince of Blood

    Haha, NICE! Good list man. Come check me out, Prince of Blood, at the holiday inn in Goose Creek. I play there nightly.

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  7. 07

    It took me 20 minutes to read this article :P
    And yes I AM a slow reader xD

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  8. 08

    I’m thinking I might learn to play the mario theme song on the accordian that’s been sitting upstairs for the past 12 years of my life.

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  9. 09

    Love it too funny! Of course I would rather just sit in silence

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  10. 10
    Jesus on earth

    you forgot beat contra, or are you too young?

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  11. 11

    You put ideas with spunk and I like that because the ideas now intrigue me.

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  12. 12
    Sane, Rational Human Being

    Normally, these type of websites give alternatives that are hokey or lame, but this article’s suggestions were aces. Keep up the solid work.

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  13. 13
    Manasi, the American..?

    StumbleUpon has not failed me once. I love this so much. C: Thanks!

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  14. 14

    haha these are perfect!

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  15. 15

    now i know what to do when I’m bored :)

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  16. 16

    Haha I play flute so now I’ll remember to go look up some new music to play!

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  17. 17

    HAHAHA I LOVE AGE OF EMPIRES..But it usually takes 2-3 hours

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  18. 18

    second half of #13 if such a that’s what she said joke

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  19. 19

    way cool dude ;D

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  20. 20
    once apon a time

    i googled this when we had 20 mins of english left n ended up gettin yelled at for 20 mins bahaha this site really does work ;)

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