Google gets 63,000 search queries to process every second while there are on an average of over 5.6 billion searches per day. These stats are enough to settle the debate for the most used search engine between Google, Bing and Yahoo. Everyone uses Google to find a lot of stuff and it can find out almost anything for us. Therefore, here we would like to list a few interesting facts and things about Google Search which will make your searching more efficient, faster and fun.
Amazing Interesting Facts And Things About Google
If you type “askew” in Google search engine then it will list the results with tilt display.
2) Do A Barrel Roll
What’s that? If you look for “do a barrel roll”, then you will see an amazing thing. Google will spin the search page for you.
If you are very fond of reading books and look for them on the internet, then here is a simple trick by Google. Google for “books by” and append the name of the author, then it will list the popular books by that author. If you are a bibliophile then you should also have a look at our picks for best book catalog apps that’ll help you manage the books like a pro.
If you are searching for movies, then type the actor name followed by word movies”. It will show all the popular movies as shown in the screenshot, for Hugh Jackman. For all the movie buffs we recommend you to check out these IMDB alternatives for getting movie reviews.
5) Google In 1998
If you want to get a feel of how Google was in 1998 then you can get it simply by searching for “Google in 1998” in Google search engine.
6) Atari Breakout
Search for “Atari Breakout” in Google. It will list the web links. After this, click on the Images tab, you will see the blocks which you have to destroy with the ball. This was created in honor of the Game’s 37th anniversary.
7) Zerg Rush
Type “Zerg Rush” in Google search bar, you will see “O”s coming from everywhere to eat your search page. You have to click three times to kill those “O”s and prevent eating your page.
8) Set Timer
This one is also amazing. You can set a timer using Google Search itself. Type “set timer for 10:15 am”, it means the timer will start beeping at 10:15 AM.
9) Voice Search
On the Google search page, you can find a voice icon in the search bar. Click on that voice icon, now Google will allow you to speak whatever you want to search for and will list the results.
10) Check Flight Status Instantly
If you are looking for the status of a particular flight on Google then just type the Flight Number in Google search Box. The first result you will get is the details of flight with the name of the airlines, arrival and departure status. For instance, if you type ‘SG 116’ then you will get a result which shows that it is a SpiceJet flight and its arrival and departure cities and timings respectively.
With this, you don’t need to search for a specific website and then get the status of the flight and it makes much more easier to track your flight status.
11) Conversions On The Go
You can use Google search to get conversion result for a particular unit to other. For example one currency to other or one length to another. To do this you need to use this simple syntax:<number> <unit 1> in/to <unit 2> without arrow brackets. For example, you could search for 1000 inr to euro or 1 cm in inches and get your result as the first result from Google. Again no need to visit a specific website to achieve this.
Many of us don’t know about the calculator which is one of the Google product. You can use Google calculator by searching for a calculator in the search box and the first result returned is Google calculator. With Google Calculator you can perform sin, cos and logarithmic scientific calculations along with normal addition and subtraction functions.
Moreover, you can convert numbers to binary by using syntax ‘<number> in binary’. For example you can search 12 in binary and you’ll get the binary equivalent of 12.
13) View Cricket Scores And Fixtures
For this you need to type cricket score and you will get all the international matches listed with scores. Date and time is shown for the matches which are yet to be played.
14) Looking For A Specific File Type
Another Google fact is that you can search for a specific file type by using the syntax:<search keyword> filetype:ppt or <search keyword> filetype:pdf. By using this search syntax all the files with the specified format will be listed in the search results for you without you having to do the filtering for the file type you require. For example: cloud computing filetype:ppt
15) Check Time Around The World
To get the time for any place around the world you just need to type ‘time in <place>‘.
16) Know Meaning Of Particular Word In Another Language
Use syntax <word> in <language>. For example ,milk in Swedish will return mjolk which is Swedish for milk.
17) Weather Forecasts Around The World
Get weather details and a week forecast for any place around the world by typing ‘<place> forecast’. For example London forecast.
18) Search For Results Only In One Particular Website
Another interesting fact about Google is that it allows user to limit the search to single specified website. To achieve this use syntax ‘site:<domainname.com> search query’. For example: “site:techuntold.com instagram” will return search results only from techuntold.com that are related to Instagram.
19) See Definitions For Words
If you are looking for a definition or meaning of a word then you can do so by typing define:<word> in Google search box.For example: define:sedulous will return meaning of sedulous and other details.
If you end up using this feature more often than not then you can also consider using these offline dictionary apps to get meanings of words on the go.
These were interesting facts and things about Google which you can use from now onward. Hope using these will be more convenient and time saving rather than visiting other websites to get the information. Share your thoughts in the comments below.