Thursday, February 12, 2009

How To....

It's no secret that I am a geek...I will openly deny it, but in truth, I am. I am also an avid fan of Google. Yes, the wonderful invention that is Google, the one I consult at least 500 times a day, the one that I beg work to hire to answer all my questions (so I can stop asking my coworkers - I just started a new job...I'm still allowed to ask questions) but no...there is no local google guru so instead, I spend my time directing my questions at the google gods.

There are many other options out there and if I cannot find what I need on Google (which is rare) I will venture into unfamiliar territory such as Ask or MSN search....neither of which make me as happy as Google.

All of this being said...have you ever noticed how many random questions can be asked - to which SOMEONE has answered them for all of us other searchers to find?


Google has the amazing capability (sometimes not so amazing) of the auto fill in, when I start typing a word into the search bar it starts providing me suggestions. Most of the time I like this feature because it gives me options I would otherwise not have thought of, but there are days I think "Seriously?? Someone consults google for THIS??"

How To:
  1. How to Kiss. 66,600,000 results
  2. How to get PREGNANT. 5,310,000 results
  3. How to lose friends and alienate people. 2,550,000 results

I get the biggest giggle out of searching sometimes. Seriously people search how to "lose friends?" Why would you want to do this? And Kissing??? What ever happened to practicing with your pillow (not that I would know about that) and getting, yeah, I think I'll let that one slide because I'm convinced some people still don't know how that happens (hello lady with 18 kids.)

What has been the strangest thing you've Googled?


kel said...

I once googled.."death from Hemmorhoids.." Seriously... I'm slightly dramatic.... and a hypocondriac. (plus, and awful speller.)

mommaof4wife2r said...

this is why we are such great friends...i'm telling you. i am a google it! i can find almost anything there! heck, i learned to corn row via google. it's true!

auntie said...

i'm not sure what the strangest thing is that i've googled, although i'm sure there have been some doozies! i like the auto-fill feature, too, because i tend to try to search for things with the wrong words - i guess my brain works differently than the rest of the world or something.

at christmas i did some sewing projects as gifts for my family, and my mom was so impressed that i had put in a zipper without her ever teaching me. she asked how i figured that out, and my response? "Mom - i just googled it. you can find ANYTHING online!". she was amazed!

the cubicle's backporch said...

Of course now I can't think of any good ones, but I've googled the usual- my name, etc. Apparently there's a track star with the same name. Her times usually pop up.

skiplovey said...

Oh my I don't remember there has been so many and geez I'm sure I don't want to admit what it was if I could remember.
We once figured out how to open a weirdly configured bottle of alcohol from our friend the internet. And we drank to that!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

funny - oh it's too late - i can't think of anything right now

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I saw this somewhere the google search bar, type in "I am extremely afraid of" and see what pops up in the suggestions area....pretty funny.
I can't even tell you the weirdest thing I've googled, it was embarassing. LOL!

Carina the Blogarina said...

Haha... I lobe to loose your friend one. So z x number of people out there, sat down and thought to themselves... :"hm.. I really dosn't like her. She is just annoying. I'm gonna see if google knows how I can get out of this friendship" lol