September 09, 2003

Google is your friend

In Kelly’s Cul-de-sac this week is a little gem about a little known feature of Google. I mentioned it to Mookie, and she told me about a nifty Google mirror site she’d heard about.

Google also changes their logo for special holidays and birthdays. M.C. Escher, Alfred Hitchcock, and Salvador Dali are among those who get special treatment.

This got me to wondering what other stupid Google tricks were out there. You’ve probably heard of most of these by now, because they’re not new and have been going around awhile.

For instance, type in “weapons of mass destruction” (with quotes) and hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button.

Try it again, this time for “French military victories” (with quotes). Snicker

For the terminally optimistic, try “who will be president in 2004” and hit the 'Lucky' button.

These guys tried a few things with the image search feature of google. (Warning: mature – but funny – content).

On the ‘not stupid’ end of the tricks spectrum, check out some of the neat stuff listed here.

And it was mentioned on at least one site above, but were you paying attention? Go to google and type in “answer to life the universe and everything” (no quotes this time).

I'll say it again. Google is your friend.

Posted by Ted at September 9, 2003 08:51 AM
Category: Links

Yea, verily, Google rocketh!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 9, 2003 11:20 AM

Try also
"answer to life, the universe, and everything"
Great Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reference...

Posted by: Daniel at September 9, 2003 12:16 PM

oops... sorry about that. That what I get for not reading the entire post before I comment. I got too excited about google :)

Posted by: Daniel at September 9, 2003 12:17 PM

my favorite logo is the one they had for Einstein's birthday... but I'm a scientist, so I may be a little predisposed on this

Posted by: Daniel at September 9, 2003 12:32 PM
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