Monday, April 1, 2013

Google Nose April Fools Day Prank Practical Joke Promises Sharpest ...

Ever wish you could search Google by smell Now you can.


Google as per tradition is out with their latest April Fools' Day prank to celebrate the practical joke based holiday.

Google Nose BETA the company's new fictional product promises to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.

A video introducing Google Nose (viewable above) explains that the feature allows users to search for smells. Seems complicated right Well that's because it is (it's also fake). The product intersects photons with infrasound waves and temporarily aligns molecules to emulate a particular scent. The mobile aroma indexing program at the heart of the product has amassed a 15 million scentibyte database of smells from around the world.

But what about mobile Well Google has you covered. Their Android Ambient Odor Detection allows you to collect smells on your phone.

It all sounds so great. But your nose will have to wait because this incredible technology only exists in a fictional universe. Check out Google's 2011 and 2012 April Fools' Day pranks here and here.

For more on Google Nose click here.

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When you type let it snow into the search bar Google sends a shower of snowflakes down your screen. But watch out It gets frosty fast. If that happens just use your cursor like an ice scraper or click defrost. It's a good way to prepare for those frosty mornings in the car.

Do A Barrel Roll

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Zerg Rush

If you query Google for Zerg Rush you'll unlock a playable Starcraft homage that unleashes dozens of letter Os on the page. You can earn some points by clicking on the letters and stopping them in their tracks but eventually they'll overwhelm and devour your search results. You can't win no matter how speedy your point and click skills.

What Is The Loneliest Number

You shouldn't be afraid to ask Google the hard questions. Query a href https // pq askewhl ensugexp kjrmccp 28gs_id 42xhr tq what is the loneliest numbertok D9RnikF6EoRNko2269EJ5Qpf psclient psy absource hppbx 1oq what is the loneliest numberaq 0aqi g1aql fgs_sm gs_upl bav on.2 or.r_gc.r_pw. cf.osbfp 54eccb786198c044biw 1280bih 615 target _hplink What is the loneliest number /a and Google's calculator will tell you that it is 1 . The calculator returns the same answer when you query the answer to life the universe and everything as well as the number of horns on a unicorn. Image via a href target _hplink Google/a


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Google Gravity

Tired of Google being so weightless all the time Bring it down to Earth by entering Google gravity and clicking I'm Feeling Lucky . Once the search bar buttons and logo have collapsed into a heap at the bottom of the page you can toss them around the page by clicking dragging and releasing them.


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Where Is Chuck Norris

Google saves you from a roundhouse kick to the face by coming up empty when you attempt an I'm Feeling Lucky search for a href http // target _hplink Where is Chuck Norris /a Instead users are a href http // target _hplink taken to which displays text that reads Google won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris he finds you. The page also gives users an option to search pages from Chuck's Beard.

Once In A Blue Moon

The Google Calculator also returns more complicated answers. Query baker's dozen and the calculator returns 13. Searching once in a blue moon yields a comically small number (seen above).

Google Pig Latin

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BONUS Play 'Snake' In YouTube Videos

If you're watching a dull video on you can press the Up Left arrows simultaneously to enjoys a game of Snake over the video. a href http // you know you can play snake on youtube while watching videos hold left/ target _hplink According to The Next Web/a this trick doesn't work for videos with annotations or ads. It's limited to the videos played on YouTube's site and it doesn't work for embedded videos. Check out the video (above) to see how it's done.


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