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Google Search For “Fun Facts” Serves Up Random Q&As Via Dynamic Answer Box
"Fun facts" or "I'm feeling curious" search returns dynamic answer box at the top of results, along with "Ask another question" option.
If you’re looking to kill time, Google is more than happy to help.
Search [fun facts] or [I’m feeling curious] and you’ll receive a dynamic answer box at the top of your search results with an arbitrary question and answer, along with a link to the content:
Clicking the “Ask Another Question” button returns a search for [I’m feeling curious] that delivers a new dynamic answer box with more random information.
After my initial [fun facts] search, the “Ask Another Question” button returned a search for [I’m feeling curious] with the following Star Wars question:
With Google’s database of information, there’s no end to how many times you can ask it another question. Here’s a quick list of the 10 questions it answered for me:
- When was the first Thanksgiving date?
- What state has the most volcanoes?
- How long does it take for your eyes to adjust to the darkness?
- Can you kill bacteria by freezing?
- What countries are located in the taiga?
- When was the last time the US Constitution was amended?
- What house does Hermione belong to?
- Is Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt related?
- How long would it take to get to mars traveling at the speed of light?
- What was the first US city to host the Olympic Games?
If you get bored with Google’s dynamic answer box of fun facts, you can always waste time on Google’s home page. Hovering over the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button will cause it to spin, much like a slot machine, serving up a variety of search options, including: “I’m Feeling Hungry,” which returned local search restaurants for nearby restaurants, or “I’m Feeling Doodley,” which delivered a random page from Google’s Doodle blog.
The “I’m Feeling Wonderful” search button returned the following page from Google’s World Wonders website: