I wanted to know ridiculous and obscure facts. So, cue typing various phrases into Google to discover what came back as the all-important #1 result.
So, in no particular order, I present the findings of the inaugural – and probably last – Completely Pointless Google Experiment. Feel free to add your own.
The Most Boring Page on the Internet.
I thought this might be a good place to start, so in it went. The result – a blog post from Pushmind Publishing that actually describes and links to “the most boring page on the Internet”. So, technically, there are two results, although I find the linked result from Pushmind the worthier winner. But, my thanks go to Pushmind for bringing the most boring page on the Internet to everyone’s attention!
What is the Weirdest Ear Wax Story Ever?
Now I’m not one of these people that have a fetish for ear wax (and yes, they DO exist!) but this seemed like a rather innocuous question. According to the #1 result on Google, it’s using ear wax as a remedy for cold sores, as found on the Remedicated website, under “15 of the Weirdest Home Remedies and Folk Treatments Ever”. So now you know.
Who has the Biggest Head in the World?
Admittedly, this could have gone either way, and I’d get some scientific fact about a large, over-sized cranium owner, or a silly answer about Hollywood egos. As it turned out, it was neither – although it was still entertaining in its own right. Thank you Hippie, for sharing your nugget of useful information with us!
Did Jesus Ever Get Laid?
Now, before everyone starts about blasphemy and mocking the Lord, let me just say here and now that I have no religious views either way – I’m neither a believer nor an anti-Christian.
However, I am a bit curious as to whether Jesus ever got the jiggy on – after all, a charismatic tall guy with a neat trick in everlasting wine had to have been a hit with the ladies, right? Well, according to the #1 result on Google, the guys at The Skeptics Society Forum seem to think so, with a whopping 45% claiming “Oh yes!”. You sly old dog, JC…
Where can I find the Best Hairless Baboons?
This was my final question for Google in this first part of my experiment. Quite why I was interested not only in hairless baboons, but the BEST hairless baboons at that, escapes me. However, the result is quite possibly even more abstract than the query that started it all! Salut, Homo Sapientropy!
So there you have it – some of the more obscure questions I could come up with, yet not once did Google falter. You have to hand it to their tech whiz-kids that can program the engine to find the sites listed here – and, of course, thank the posters of the results as well!
Now it’s your turn.
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