Three geeky new Easter eggs from Google display the number of search results in the number format searched, as in the “binary” search below:
Searching Google for “hexidecimal” or “octal” produces the same sort of result, with the number of results shown in their respective formats:
Google isn't the only search engine that plays around with results for user entertainment; last September, Bing added in a few Easter Eggs of their own. Searching “more evil than Satan himself” displayed a hard-coded definition at the top of the SERP: =10^100 (a googol).
Try searching “anagram,” or “recursion” on Google for other fun and games. Hat tip to the Google Operating System (unofficial) blog for pointing out this latest Easter Egg.
The Original Search Marketing Event is Back!
SES Denver (Oct 16) offers an intense day of learning all the critical aspects of search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search advertising (PPC). The mission of SES remains the same as it did from the start - to help you master being found on search engines. Register today!