Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Got a Question I Need To Ask Somebody

The Firefox Internet explorer has a very handy built-in search engine. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, here's a picture:

This gives you direct access to a number of search engines. In the above picture, it could be used in the same way you would search for something on Google. Generally, I keep mine set to Yahoo!, but it can also be linked to most large, search-able Websites, like Wikipedia or YouTube.

A neat feature was added a few months ago. As soon as you start typing into the search engine, it reads what you've written and guesses what you're writing based on the most popular searches. If you still don't get it, that's probably just because I'm not explaining it well. You might want to give up and wait for tomorrow's post.

Anyway, I wondered what the most popular questions would be. Based on the most common question words, here are Google/Firefox's question suggestions*:

who wants to be a millionaire

what car

s my refund

is easter

did i get married

"How" and and "Will" didn't return questions, so here were the top searches for these words...

how to tie a tie

iams sonoma


who is a failure
who is the stig
what is love
what is my ip
what time is it
whats on tv
what is a lunar eclipse
when is mothers day
when will i die
how to kiss
how to get pregnant
how to lose weight
will smith

*In the interest of accuracy, all results are presented exactly as they appear on Google/Firefox. No capital letters have been added.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i tried it and you are right.
The www is a crazy place.