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.
Suggestion: America is all about speed. Hot nasty badass speed
Americans may be hanging their heads a bit lower these days, given that they are widely viewed around the world as major contributors to the global economic meltdown. But at least Americans can be proud of one thing - their reputation for 'speed'. And not just any old speed. We are talking 'America is all about speed. Hot nasty badass speed'.
Elsewhere in the list of suggestions, however, the enthusiasm is a bit more muted, as we see in suggestions that America is 'doomed', 'screwed', 'bankrupt', and 'raising a generation of dancers'. Huh?
Suggestion: Why is my computer so slow
Anyone who has ever been around a five-year-old knows that 'Why?' is the fundamental human question (just as 'No!' is the universal response to a request for co-operation). 'Why' is the one question that can counter any answer, and eventually- wielded with proper scientific or metaphysical skill - it may lead to an unlocking of the mysteries of the world.
How sad (and telling) then, that of all the great imponderables in the world, 'Why is my computer so slow' ranks so high - almost as high as 'Why is the sky blue?'. Sad, but perhaps not as sad as being among the legion of googlers who find it necessary to ask 'Why is my poo green'.
Suggestion: Facebook isn't working
Facebook gripes are taking their toll on the populist view of the service as a haven of warmth and fuzziness. Presented with the query fragment 'Facebook is', Google harvests a lot of pent-up frustration over the service. Where is the love?
Suggestion: Google is making us stupid
Quick: What's 602,457 divided by 3.6? Did you reach for a calculator or a piece of paper to do the long division? The speed and accuracy of calculators are inexorably transforming us into a mentally stunted species. These days, we're lucky if we can figure how much to tip in a restaurant. And with the ascent of Google, things have only gotten worse.
Thanks to Google, who needs to remember anything anymore? Quick: Mogadishu is the capital of what country?
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