Top 15 Google Search Tricks
Google Search is an indispensable part of our online activities. We use it for several times everyday. But most of us will be surprised to learn that there are ways in which Google tricks and amuses us. Yes, there are a handful of Google Search Tricks you definitely need to check out.
The very best of all Google Search Tricks are here..
Google Search Tricks using the “Google Search” button
DO A BARREL ROLL
Search for Do a Barrel Roll in Google and you will see that your search results page starts spinning. This is one of the many Google Search Tricks worth checking out.
ASKEW or TILT
Search for Askew or Tilt in Google and you will notice that the page containing the search results will be tilted by a small angle.
Google Zerg Rush and be ready to defend your search results from attacks by the letter O. It can be an interesting game to play and you can share your high scores with friends on Google Plus. Nice trick to pass your time defending your search results.
Qingming is a traditional Chinese festival. Search for Qingming on the Google Search Engine and your search results page will be decorated by the festival theme. You can see two cows bathing in water with children on top of them. You can even see the cows blinking and moving their ears.
The meaning of recursion is to repeat a particular thing in a similar way. Google Recursion and you will think you need a dictionary to search on Google. You will be suggested: Did you mean: recursion. Even if you click on the though same, but suggested word, you will not get rid of the suggestion.
- Recommended Reading: Google Custom Search: How to create your own search engine
Google Search Tricks using the “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button
In case if Instant Search is ON, click the first result on the search results page. Alternatively, you can click the mentioned URL.
On the Google Search Engine type Google Gravity and click the I’m Feeling Lucky button. You will be taken to the URL http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_gravity. You will see Google fall due to gravity. Play with the logo or anything you want. Drag it and throw it. Type a search query. If you can’t find the search button, hit “Enter”. Your search results will start falling. Google Gravity is one of the incredible Google Search Tricks.
Type Google Sphere and click the I’m Feeling Lucky button. You will be taken to the URL http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/google_sphere. Your search page will revolve around Google Image Search. You will be able to move the sphere by moving the cursor. The sphere grows in size when you click the search box for typing your query.
Type Epic Google in Google and hit the I’m Feeling Lucky button and you will be taken to the URL http://www.toobigtouse.com where you will see the Epic Google logo become larger and larger in size.
Type Ball Pool on Google and click the I’m feeling Lucky button you will be taken to the site http://mrdoob.com/projects/chromeexperiments/ball_pool. Now you can play with the balls. You can drag and throw them as you wish. Ball Pool comes from the developers of the famous Google Gravity.
The mirror image of Google, Elgoog, when typed on the Google Search Engine and the I’m Feeling Lucky button clicked takes you to the URL http://elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi. The search results also appear as we would see on a mirror. It is a very uniquely designed site and the first time I entered, it felt like I am on a site written in some weird language. But its fun being here.
Type Blackle on Google and hit the I’m Feeling Lucky button. You will be taken to the website http://www.blackle.com with a black background and built on Google Custom Search. It is the dark form of the Google Search Engine. As per Wikipedia, Blackle claims to have saved 3.12 MWh of electrical energy as of May 28, 2012.
Type Tossover in Google and click the I’m Feeling Lucky button, you will be taken to the site http://www.tossover.com. Enter a URL and type the angle by which you want the site to be rotated. It will be rotated as per your instructions. You can do a lot of things here. You can change images and can even fire missiles on the site.
Type Goglogo and press the I’m feeling Lucky button and you will be taken to the site http://www.goglogo.com where you can type your name or any other word to create a personalized search engine.
GOOGLE CHUCK NORRIS
Type Google Chuck Norris and click the I’m feeling Lucky button and you will see the message Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you. Nice trick buddy. Alternatively visit the website http://www.nochucknorris.com.
This is the Indian Version of the famous Chuck Norris trick. Type Google Rajinikanth and click on the I’m feeling Lucky button and you will see the messageGoogle won’t search for Rajinikanth because it knows you don’t find Rajinikanth, he finds you.
- Must Read: Rajinikanth website built for offline browsing.
Do a Barrel Roll, Zerg Rush, Google gravity, Ball Pool, TossOver, Google Chuck Norris and Google Rajinikanth are my personal favourites. These Google Search Tricks are just awesome. Try out each and every trick yourself. There are many other tricks but I didn’t find them as interesting as the above. Remember that sometimes the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button may not take you directly to the first search result and instead open the search results page. In that case click the result which appears first. If I come across more interesting Google Search Tricks in the future I shall add them here.