We’re all familiar with Google, but what about the Google Suggest feature? You know, when you type in a search phrase and Google populates the field for you? As you type, you’ll see the most common Google search requests. For example, if you type in ‘flu s…’ Google Suggest may self-populate the field with ‘flu shot’, ‘flu season’ or ‘flu symptoms’ not knowing what you’re looking for until you finish typing.
Well, here comes the fun part. Start typing in Why wont my parakeet… and before you even get to the third word, Google has suggested the entire phrase: Why wont my parakeet eat my diarrhea. But why?
According to Google, the Google “suggestions” come from internet users just like you and me. They’re taken from previous searches, ads on Google and websites in the search index. So does that mean tons of people searched for these odd phrases as a joke or did a Google programmer have some extra time one day? We’ll never know, but it is fun.
Here are three other suggested searches that Googlers everywhere have noted (although Why wont my parakeet eat my diarrhea takes the cake in my book):
- I am extremely terrified of Chinese people
- Why can’t I own a Canadian
- Can Jesus microwave a burrito
So if you’re bored, have some fun with the Google Suggest feature and let me know in the comments what crazy stuff you come up with…