Where would we be without search engines? With so much info at our fingertips, chances are eliminating a site like Google would make the world implode into confusion. And while our dependence on technology might be a little crazy at times, there is an upside to it all-- search engine histories reveal a lot of hilarious stuff about people.
Like many Harry Potter fans, we are convinced that our Hogwarts acceptance letter was hidden away by cruel parents on our 11th birthday, or else it somehow got lost in owl-post. Either way, we've been cruelly denied the opportunity to stroll the famous, cobbled street in order to shop for magical school supplies.
There's nothing like popping the question and letting the whole world see it go down from your point of view. That's exactly what happened for one man who decided to propose to his girlfriend while he wearing Google Glasses.
As part of their April Fool's Day tradition, Google is running a pretty great prank on YouTube, right now. They are listing the nominees for the best of YouTube before it "shuts down." Every video is nominated. They are listing every video on YouTube and reading their descriptions...
If you're anything like us, you probably have no idea what day it is. Well, it's Monday, April 1st. Yes, it's April Fool's Day, which means that Google is planning to pull the wool over our eyes all day long. Here are some of the pranks they're pulling, in case you are super-gullible...
As it has in years past, Google revealed a series of practical jokes on April 1st such as Gmail Blue and Google Nose (like scratch & sniff, but not as funny). But perhaps its most significant reveal was the news that Google Plus, its much-maligned social network, was just one long practical joke.
This (NSFW) video of Hitler reacting to the end of Google Reader is being passed around Twitter with the reckless abandon of people who just realized they're losing their favorite way to follow the internet.
There are tons of unanswered questions in the world, but luckily this little thing called Google exists. Type in any sort of question, statement or random string of words and BAM-- it gives you instant results. But sometimes Google makes assumptions. Hilarious, weird assumptions.
It's nice to know that Google isn't just harvesting information about us and selling it to advertisers. Look! They also used our searches to make this video! The video, 'Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review,' shows the top (non-porn) search terms for the last year and includes video as much as possible...
Christina Aguilera has fallen victim to an exceptionally strange search engine quirk: If you Google 'dying grandparent' in Google Images, it's predominantly images of her, and she's neither a grandparent nor dying.
So what's going on?
Find yourself wishing the holidays were over already? Well, thanks to a bug in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, the month of December has been canceled altogether. Is Google the new Grinch?