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Cool APIs to Play With (2018)

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Cool APIs to Play With (2018)

List of Fun APIs

Check out this list of cool APIs we thought were worth exploring, which includes APIs like:

  • Chuck Norris API
  • Tronald Dump
  • and more!

What do you think is the best fun API? Are there any cool APIs that are missing from this list? Let us know in the RapidAPI Blog.

Cool APIs by Programming Language

All APIs listed in this collection are available in the following SDKs:

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Java (Android)
  • Objective-C
  • C# (.NET)
  • cURL

Install SDK for NodeJS


To utilize unirest for node.js install the the npm module:

$ npm install unirest

After installing the npm package you can now start simplifying requests like so:

var unirest = require('unirest');

Creating Request

.header("X-RapidAPI-Key", "SIGN-UP-FOR-KEY")
.header("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
.end(function (result) {
  console.log(result.status, result.headers, result.body);
OAuth2 Authentication
Client ID
Client Secret
OAuth2 Authentication