October 23, 2005

google math: failure+I'm feeling lucky button=????????

I just received an email about another interesting quirk in the google database. A couple years ago if you were to go to google.com and type in 'weapons of mass distruction' you were directed to a spoof website. Well this time the quirk doesn't really lead you to a spoof website but rather an official government website, a bio page in fact. Here's what you need to do. Go to google.com, type in failure and then press the I'm Feeling Lucky button and you get a nice little chuckle!


Vijay Sappani said...


Scruffy Dan said...

This is quite old, so I don't know why this generated so much traffic for you, but lucky you!

here is an explanation as to what is happening

Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)