The word Google is already strongly associated with the Internet. Google even created its own operating system, revolutionizing the mobile world.
The search engine allows you to constantly find something new in yourself. Some of them are able to cheer us up, while others will greatly simplify the search for information.
Unusual calculator. Google has many services and options, but few people know about some. An example is an online calculator that can also convert a variety of values. So, he can convert inches to centimeters, kilograms to pounds, and nautical miles to kilometers. You just need to enter a phrase like "10,000 rubles in dollars" in the search box and the search engine will immediately give an answer, taking into account the real exchange rate. You can enter whole examples into the search bar, such as "32% of 12 to the power of 4". Interestingly, Google is capable of dealing with rather exotic values as well. You can recall the famous Soviet cartoon, where a boa constrictor was measured with parrots. Google may well give an answer to the question of how many parrots are in one boa constrictor. True, the developers forgot about the wing, for some reason. The search engine also knows that one boa constrictor is equal to five monkeys or two elephants. In this case, the characters of the cartoon can measure quite real things. You can find out that the baby elephant occupies 6.25 m2, and the equatorial radius of the Earth is as much as 48,473,560 parrots.
Classic Pac-Man. The service ties some of its jokes to memorable dates. For example, everyone knows that a search engine logo can be stylized in connection with a significant event. And sometimes developers do not limit themselves to visual changes, adding Easter eggs to the program code for fun. For example, when the famous game Pac-Man turned thirty, the search engine's start page turned into a maze field. The word Google formed its outline. At one time there was even a separate page for this game (google.com/pacman), but it has already been removed.
Falling Easter eggs. The service organized another of its online games for Easter. It turns out that if at this time in the search box enter the address google.com/easter/feature_easter.html, then you could meet and play with the Easter bunny. The principle of the game is simple and resembles the classic electronic "Well, wait!" Eggs are falling from different sides, which must be caught by the fabulous Easter character. But in this case, the task is also complicated: it is not enough to catch objects, you must also do it in the correct order. The hare starts jumping from the click on the playing field. Each egg has its own letter, the hero needs to collect the word "Google". As soon as he succeeds, a new level will start. There the eggs will fall faster.
"Snake" on YouTube. Google doesn't upset gamers. There is also a secret in the YouTube service. You need to go to the page of any video, start watching. Then you need to press pause. And after simultaneously pressing the cursor keys up and to the left, the game of "Snake" will begin right on the image. The player must not let her run off the screen, while still trying to "eat" the prey. Taking into account the fast movement of the snake and small parts, a good reaction and an accurate eye will be needed.
Unusual languages. The Google search engine has a deliberately minimal design. But this does not interfere with convenience at all. Moreover, anyone can choose the labels on the links and buttons of the home page to their liking. Google's interface is truly international - it has been translated into many languages. And very unusual options are supported. You can imagine yourself as a pirate by asking the service to communicate with you in your native dialect. Fans of Star Trek will love the Google translation of the Klingon dialect, it may also communicate in 1337sp34k, which only hackers know.
Chinese James Bond. The Chinese language is so different from ours that it is difficult to imagine the correct translation of words. But Google translate will help you with that. So, he will easily tell that in Chinese the name of James Bond is translated not as 007, but as "Zhānmǔsī • bāng dé", which is intricate for us. Easily translate words from Russian to English and vice versa. You just need to write the required query in the search bar. But with other languages, it is not so simple. For example, in African dialects the name of a famous spy will sound like "James Bond". Apparently, the word has long since become international, and there is no need to translate it.
ASCII logo. Regularly working with this search engine, you can come across traces of developers here and there. This manifests itself in unexpected Google behavior on the next request. How many have tried to search for ASCII graphics in this service? This is the name of pictures made up exclusively of letters and printed characters. And although graphic systems are much more advanced today than twenty years ago, interest in this style of work continues. Letters, dots and symbols make up unusual images that are a monument to a bygone era. This is a rather unusual design element. And to find an image composed of ASCII characters, type ascii art in the request field. Then the usual logo will change its appearance to the same one made up of symbols. And the variety of paintings created by lovers of this art is really amazing.
Search for yourself. The search engine has one very interesting feature. He himself can assume when a person makes a mistake while writing the right word. If Google sees that few results were found for the entered query, and much more for a similar, "correct" query, then the system will display its own version of the query. In this case, of course, the user will be informed about this with the phrase "Results by request ...". And then the person will be offered to search for his own request. It is interesting that this function does not quite work well with the word "recursion", both in English and in Russian. If you enter it in the search box without errors, then Google will tell us that it may have meant the word "recursion". So, by clicking constantly on the proposed option, all the time it will be possible to stay on the same page. Recursion works!
Search for ninja and teddy bear. Developers sometimes allow themselves to fool around, remembering childhood. So, on the page of the Google Reader service (alas, already closed) in the English layout, you could press a combination of cursor arrows up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, letters "B" and "A". Then the left panel changed its color to green. A mysterious ninja appeared in the corner of the screen. In the search bar, the query "Ninja!" Appeared. This key combination is familiar to those who played on the first still Nintendo consoles. There is also another baby Easter egg on Google. If you really want to, you can find a teddy bear inside the Picasa service. To do this, press the Ctrl + Shift + Y combination in the main window of the running program. A funny toy will appear immediately. It can be dragged with the mouse, placing it anywhere on the desktop. After restarting the program, the bear will also disappear.
Button I'm Lucky! ". The sense of humor of Google developers is sometimes exaggerated. They are not related to all jokes. Many users organize sweepstakes themselves, creating pages similar to the famous search engine. It remains only to bring your site to the first place for the desired request. Then the user, entering a request and clicking the "I'm lucky" button, can get to a playful site. So, typing the phrase "google loco" in the search bar and pressing the button itself, a page will appear on which multi-colored letters move. On request "rainbow google" a template will be opened, painted in all colors of the rainbow. On this page, the I'm Feeling Lucky button has been renamed to I'm Feeling Colorful. It seems that a lot of unusual things can be found with this button. But you won't be able to find Chuck Norris on the Internet. Google will not only refuse to do this, but it will also declare that the movie hero will find you himself when he needs it.
Jokes with the interface. The developers have put a lot of Easter eggs into the interface of the main page. So, searching for the phrase "do a barrel roll" will cause the page to spin clockwise. The text "zerg rush" will cause aggressive "O" symbols to appear, which will destroy the search results step by step. The word "tilt" will tilt the search results page. A similar effect will be observed when you enter the word "askew" (crooked).
Philosophy of life. The truth is that Google knows everything. If you ask him “The answer to the main question of life, the universe and all that”, then suddenly he will give the result of the number 42. In fact, this answer is received by the hero of the famous bestseller “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”. There the computer, as a result of millions of years of calculations, gave the number "42". It is impossible to get a monosyllabic answer to such a complex question, so such an abstract answer was created. This makes one wonder about the meaning of such questions in general. Naturally, Google remembered this.
The author of the phrase. One simple trick will allow you not only to refine your search, but also to find the author of the phrase. And all you have to do is simply enclose it in quotation marks. Then the result will be those pages that contain exactly this quote. The number of sites found will be much less. This will save your time.
Search for information on the desired site. What if you need to find information on the desired site, but there is no search field? In addition to the search query itself, you must enter the phrase "site:" in the Google search bar, and then immediately the required URL, with the domain at the end. So, knowing the source, you can quickly select from the results what you really need.
Search by files. You often need to find a document. Then in the search field, in addition to the request, you must also specify "filetype:", and then - the desired file type (pdf, doc, xls). And in this case, the case of the file extension is not important.
Search for analogue sites. It so happens that having found an interesting topic for a particular site, you want to find something else similar. Then you need to enter the phrase "related:" and the name of the source site. The results will be modest, but relevant.
Budget accounting. It is not enough to find the right product, you also need to make it fit the budget. You can simply find many pages with a product, and then discard those where it is too expensive. There is also another option. After the search, after specifying the product and manufacturer, you can also specify the price plug for it, for example "Sony Tablet $ 100 .. $ 200".
Currency Converter. To find out the ratio of currencies, you need to enter their name in the search bar, separated by the word "in". For example, “ruble in hryvnia”.
Spellchecking. To find out how to spell the desired word, put “define:” in front of it in the Google search bar. Both the correct version and the features of this definition will be shown.
Voice search. Google recently learned to recognize voice to better search. At the end of the search field, press the microphone and start speaking. The words will immediately appear on the line. It remains only to confirm the recognized request. This service is especially important for mobile devices, when it is inconvenient to write a long request, or even there is no time.
Search with reference to the area. You can ask Google not to search for information in all places, including geographically distant ones, but to try to link it to your current location. To do this, click on "Search Tools" below the input line. There you can select location options. It will be either your hometown, or whatever you need to enter.
Search for a title. Sometimes it happens that there is a title you need and you want to know more on this topic. To do this, enter the phrase "intitle:" in Google and the title itself. So you can find someone on a social network by entering a name instead of a title.
Word exclusion. In order to remove a word from the search results, you need to put a minus sign in front of it in the line. Then everything that does not contain the unwanted item will be found.
Search from several options. If it is not clear which of the options is exactly needed, then it is worth separating them in the search bar with the "|" symbol. Then Google will return pages that contain all the options entered. Instead of a symbol, you can enter the English word OR (or)
Links to the site. In order to find out which sites link to the desired resource, you must enter the phrase "links:" in the search bar before it.
World clock. Google can act as a world clock service. To find out what time is in the desired locality, you must enter the word "time" (or "time") before its name.
Cached pages. No wonder they say that Google remembers everything. Sometimes the page has already been deleted, but the search service managed to cache this page to its servers. Then in the search bar it is enough to enter cached: and the required URL. In general, there is a small "down" button next to the link found. By clicking on it, you can see the menu item "Saved copy". Thanks to it, you can see how this page looks in the Google cache.
Search for the forgotten. If you need to find something, and a word or number has fallen out of memory, then you can simply replace them with an asterisk. It happens that a whole fragment has dropped out of memory, there is only the beginning or end of a phrase. Then you can insert the phrase "AROUND ()" between the words, indicating the approximate number of missing words in quotes.
Search for connections. To find a connection between objects or people, you need to put the "&" symbol between them.
Search by synonyms. Sometimes one definition can have many synonyms. You can ask Google to search all of them by placing a "~" in front of the desired word. For example, the query "~ cheap cookware" will return results for all inexpensive cookware available. Search by time intervals. If you want to find an event that occurred in a certain time interval, then you need to specify it separated by a colon. For example, "Elections in Russia 1991..1994".