Google now serves up fun facts when you’re feeling curious

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Want to have a bit of fun with Google? All you need to do is open your browser and search for “fun facts” or enter “I’m feeling curious” in Google’s search box.

The search engine will then find you a random nugget of factual information and serve it up in a neat little box, right at the top of your results page.

A big blue bar appears just beneath the answer saying “Ask another question”, and you can keep on clicking it just about ad infinitum for new fun facts.

Our research yielded answers to the questions “Who introduced hello to answer telephone?” (it was Thomas Edison), “What does DMC stand for on a DeLorean?” (DeLorean Motor Company), “When was prohibition ratified?” (1919).

This is just the latest in a line of neat little tricks Google has hidden inside its search engine. Other “I’m feeling…” terms you can try include “stellar”, “playful” and “doodley”.

And for the really fun tricks, it’s highly recommended that you open your browser, go to Google.com and enter “zerg rush”, “do a barrel roll”, “tilt” one at a time into the search box and see what happens.

Apparently the changes at Google extend even into the realm of their Easter eggs, and we’re all for that.

[Source – Google]

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.

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