20+ Neat Google Tricks You Had No Idea About

by Damjan

We all know that Google is indispensable when we need to quickly find the most relevant information. People used it more than two trillion times last year to find something they needed. And it provided every single time, without exception.

Since it was created in 1998, it has come a long way from a simple search tool to the ultimate helper for absolutely everything you need. But Google's research and development department never rest, and people there are always coming up with new ways to make our lives easier.

But they also like to have fun from time to time, inventing stuff that not many people know about. So besides "serious" jobs that Google can do for us, it can also do some tricks. And they are not all related to providing good information.

Some of them are just for fun and kill some time, while others can be extremely useful when you need to calculate a tip in the restaurant or compare food nutritional facts. Best of all is that it's all quite easy to do, and you get instant results.

We have compiled a list of 20 interesting Google tricks that you will find useful and fun.

1. Google can be a timer

1. Google can be a timer
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2. Google can provide information about festivities

2. Google can provide information about festivities
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3. You can compare food nutritional facts

3. You can compare food nutritional facts
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4. If you type “Google gravity” or click “I’m feeling lucky” - interesting things happen

4. If you type “Google gravity” or click “I’m feeling lucky” - interesting things happen
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5. It can be a calculator

5. It can be a calculator
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6. You can calculate a tip

6. You can calculate a tip
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Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. In May 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to Google surpassed one billion for the first time.

It is now the most visited website worldwide, and the company owns several of the most popular websites, like YouTube and Blogger. Forbes ranked Google second on its Most Valuable Brands list.

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7. You can even play a bit… Type “Atari Breakout” into Google images and enjoy…

7. You can even play a bit… Type “Atari Breakout” into Google images and enjoy…
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8. Type “do a barrel roll” and Google will actually do it

8. Type “do a barrel roll” and Google will actually do it
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9. If you include the word “anagram” in a search, Google will show anagrams

9. If you include the word “anagram” in a search, Google will show anagrams
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10. If you type a minus before a certain word, Google will exclude it from its search

10. If you type a minus before a certain word, Google will exclude it from its search
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11. If you don't want to bother with typing, just click the microphone

11. If you don't want to bother with typing, just click the microphone
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12. Use it to get informed about your favorite tv shows

12. Use it to get informed about your favorite tv shows
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13. Movies too

13. Movies too
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Google's name originated from a misspelling of "googol," a number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred zeros. Page and Brin said:" We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines."

14. You can get flight information

14. You can get flight information
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15. You can convert all sorts of measures

15. You can convert all sorts of measures
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16. You can translate too

16. You can translate too
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17. If you search recursion - you will get stuck into recursion

17. If you search recursion - you will get stuck into recursion
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18. If you type “tilt” - this will happen

18. If you type “tilt” - this will happen
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19. Get sunset and sunrise information

19. Get sunset and sunrise information
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20. You cant get information about the global weather

20. You cant get information about the global weather
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21. If you type Zerg rush you will end up defending your search results from Google’s o’s

21. If you type Zerg rush you will end up defending your search results from Google’s o’s
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It is clear that Google is really amazing. It affected our lives so much that it even got its own verb. According to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, "Googling" is "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet."

The way the company progresses and expands its services, we can assume that "googling" will soon take a much broader meaning.

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