From the previous article I posted, we discovered that in the past seven days Google’s latest trick called “Let it Snow” has already topped the searches worldwide. In the Philippines, it is interesting to note that similar terms such as “let it rain” and “let it fire” also made it to the top search list locally.
Now, I discovered something funny. As I go to Google Insight and look for worldwide trending search terms, I found out that not only “let it snow” is at the top but also the erroneous version of it, “Let is Snow“.
Here’s the screenshot of Google Insight Top Search terms for the past seven days.
Google really introduced their seasons’ trick “Let It Snow“. When you search for the phase “let it snow” on Google search bar, you will be greeted with falling snow that will eventually fog the search result page. That trick was really cool.
But to my surprise here in the Philippines, people apparently want more than just “snow” but also “rain” and “fire”.
The phrases “let it fire” and “let it rain” were among the top searched terms in the past seven days based on the list from Google Insight.
This is another fun Google Search gimmick. Try searching for the word “askew”. First, go to Google.com and enter the word askew and press enter. What will happen is that the entire webpage will go “askew” or lean towards the right.
If you enabled Google Instant in your browser, you will immediately see the effect upon completely typing the word “askew”.
Update: I just found out that the same thing is true with the word “Tilt“.
Similar Google Search tricks were Google Gravity and “do a barrel roll“.
Well, if haven’t heard of it already, Google Gravity was a “gimmick” from Google where it tweaked its famous Search Interface.
In Google Gravity, there’s gravity so everything not supported will fall. All the elements of the famous Google Search UI including the logo, the search bar, the buttons and the menu bar at the top will fall immediately after entering the experiment page.
But although everything moves, all the functionality of the those elements will remain ” as is”. In the search bar, you can still search but the results will just drop from the top as pulled by the “gravity”.
Check out for yourself Google Gravity.
I’ve looked at Google Insight for search tool to find out what’s trending here in the Philippines. Then I noticed this weird keyword: mov0001.swf. It’s the number 2 among the rising searches in the past seven days so I decided to research more about it.
Doubtful that it may be a virus or a malware that can cause trouble to my PC, I decided not to click the first result on Google Search result. Then I found this forum post at symbianize.com.
It’s actually a scary video that will flash to your screen once the link was opened.
To see it personally, just go to Google.com and enter the word “mov0001.swf” and click on the first result.
Warning: If you have some heart or nervous problem, better NOT try this.
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