Another "did you know" about Google

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  1. emw macrumors G4

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    So tonight I'm having a discussion with my wife as to how old Bruce Springsteen is, so I decided to check with my old friend Google.

    I type in "how old is Bruce Springsteen" and get back:

    Pretty sweet. There are just so many cool things about Google that I find out all the time. Any other good ones?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats awesome, im sure that there are tons of little things like this out there too
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You can always do "define: " then a word and it'll give you dictionary definitions. I also like "x in y", where x and y are different units of measurement (i.e. 10 feet in meters")

    Patent is a cool one as well - type in "patent" followed by a number, and it'll tell you what has that patent. ;)

    Stock quotes are handy too - just type in the ticker symbol and the info comes right back for you to view. :cool:

    And don't forget Froogle!
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    If you type in:

    The answer to life the universe and everything =

    You will get the answer 42.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    If you put in a Zip Code and a search, it'll keep the results relevant to the location...

    Like.. 11234 Pizza.
    All pizza places in Brooklyn. :D
     
  6. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    "who is....?" also works.

    ... is a British actor who went from being "the tall one" on Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-74) to ...
    According to http://www.who2.com/johncleese.html
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    What's the syntax for that one? I cut and pasted your exact line into Google but it returned standard Arthur C. Clarke reuslts, etc.
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Go to google.com and select preferences to the right of the search bar. On the dropdown bar for Interface Language, select Hacker. Pretty cool!
     
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    the population density of Singapore is

    I was surprised that it came back with the actual answer, that's cool, no more hunting for the answer
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i really like the zipcode search, sweet

    now only if someone would come up with a FAQ or Guide about all these little google tricks so we have them all in one place and organized :D ;)
     
  12. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    I put in" what is the answer to life, the universe and everything?" Worked great. That's really funny.
     
  13. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Sure didn't work for me.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ditto, and im dying to know that answer!!! ;)
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer "Bork bork bork". Cracks me up every time I visit!
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    type in "evil" and hit "I'm feeling lucky" and you get a quiz on how evil you are...


    I'm neutral

    D
     
  17. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Ha! I'm "Good."

    I like the question about which European country do you most "indentify" with - and the answers include Canada.
     
  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Type in a phone number and you may find out who it belongs to. A good example: 44 0870 8791007.

    If I type my own phone number, I find my name.
     
  19. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep, still doesn't work for me. Ah well...
     
  20. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Works for me.
     
  21. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Have you tried typing it without the quotation marks at each end?
     
  22. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  23. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Here
     

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  24. siliconjones macrumors member

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    Type in "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and hit I'm feeling lucky.

    doesn't work anymore. you used to get this.

    weapons of mass destruction
     

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