Google's suggest feature completes you search query with a phrase it thinks you are looking for. It's meant to be helpful but some of the suggestions are bizarre, funny or downright strange. We've rounded up 13 of its strangest suggestions.
Google Suggest is a feature that sees the search engine trying to complete a search query as you type words into the search engine's text box. Suggestions are meant to be helpful - but they can sometimes be funny, bizarre, or downright creepy.
We initially got lassoed into playing around with this Google feature when we noticed that select search queries were generating inexplicably add auto-complete suggestions. The phrase 'What would Jesus...' generated the suggestion 'What would Jesus drive?'.
First, though, a bit of background. Google says that its software makes suggestions based on complex popularity algorithms that are designed to predict the queries you are most likely to want to submit. Suggestions appear in a drop-down menu; and next to the suggested search phrases are green numbers approximating how many search results each particular query would return.
Google Suggest works with current versions of the Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome web browsers. If you find the service annoying, you can turn it off by visiting your Google Preferences page.
We spent way too much time playing with this feature. We were hoping Google Suggest might shed some light on important questions such as 'The meaning to life is...' But what we found instead was 'The meaning to life is that it ends'. Who knew?
What follows are funny and sometimes insightful answers to random questions.
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