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21 Awesome ‘Google Search’ Hacks

1) Search for special days:

 Via quora.com

Type in an important upcoming day and Google will automatically provide you with the date it’s occurring on and a brief description of what it’s all about. Saint Swithin’s Day is coming up, you guys!

2) You can also use the same method to get movie release dates…

 Via quora.com

3) You can also get quick flight schedules: 

 Via quora.com

4) The exact time of the sunrise in your city:

 Via quora.com

5) You can tell Google to do a barrel roll: 

6) Or tilt, ever so slightly, to the right:

 Via quora.com

7) Use Google as a timer:

 Via quora.com

Just type “Set timer 30 minutes” (or however long you want) in quotes, and the countdown begins!

8) Google will calculate your tip for you:

 Via quora.com
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10) Searching for “recursion” will get you into a dangerous infinite loop:

 Via quora.com

11) And searching “Anagram” will get you some nifty anagrams you can use to impress all your friends:

12) A “Festivus” search brings up a beautiful aluminum Festivus pole:

13) “Binary” and “hexadecimal” take you directly into the land of the nerds:

14) And while you’re there, you may as well try Googling “Zerg Rush”:

You can actually play this game: Click as fast as you can on the O’s as they attack your screen to save your search results from the Zerg.

15) A full schedule for your favorite shows…

 Via quora.com

16) Songs by your favorite bands…

 Via quora.com

17) And a list of books by your favorite authors:

 Via quora.com

18) Info on a company’s founders:

19) Help with your geometry homework:

 

20) Google will also show you the etymology of certain words…

 Via quora.com

Just type “Google in 1998” in the search bar and you can search Google as if you were back in the glorious ’90s.

Source: Buzzfeed

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The Most Bizarre Things Banned By Governments Around The World

Cuba: Cell Phones

During Fidel Castro’s reign only high ranking government officials were allowed to have them

Singapore: Chewing Gum

Since 1992 the import and sale of chewing gum has been illegal in the city in order to keep the city streets and public places clean.

Iran: Mannequins

Ok, not all mannequins, but you better not have any female mannequins without a hijab.

Bangladesh: Plastic bags

When they outlawed plastic bags in 2002 Bangladesh started a trend with France, Tanzania, and Mexico following.

Saudi Arabia: Driving for women

Although there is no written law against females driving, licenses are not issued to women.

China: Game Consoles

In 2000 the Chinese government enacted the ban to prevent the youth from wasting their time and not working.

France: Ketchup

In 2011 France banned ketchup from school cafeterias to preserve French cuisine. That is, unless you are eating French fries…then it is still legal.

Bolivia: McDonald’s

Once again, there is technically no law banning McDonald’s in Bolivia but if laws are meant to be the will of the people, the fact that almost no Bolivians ate at McDonald’s during its short stint in the country was as effective as any law at driving the golden arches out. Today it is the only Latin American country without them.

Sweden: Spanking

Forget banning school spanking, in Sweden not even parents can spank their kids.

Canada: Baby Walker

After studies in Canada showed that babies have delayed motor development when raised with walkers, they were banned in 2004. Today, Canadian babies learn to walk the old fashioned way.

China: Time Travel

Apparently due to the “frivolous” treatment of history by many TV shows and films that incorporate elements of time travel, Chinese censors have been cracking down in recent years.

Russia: Emo Clothing

The government dubbed the style a “threat to national stability” and banned emo fashion in an attempt to bring down the high suicide rate among teens

Iran: “Western” Hair Cuts

Banned styles include mullets, ponytails, and spikes.

Saudi Arabia: Valentine’s Day

The ban included restrictions on anything and everything red being sold on Valentine’s Day. It has led, however, to a thriving black market.

Greece: Video Games

Although intended to be against electronic gambling machines, the law was written very broadly and led to the arrest of someone playing a video game in an internet cafe. After pressure from the EU the law was eventually changed.

China: Reincarnation Without Prior Consent

As crazy as it sounds this is China’s way of controlling the Tibetan Buddhists.

Denmark: Fortified foods

In Denmark there is apparently a strong fear in some circles of consuming too many vitamins. Unfortunately this has led to the banning of many popular products such as Ovaltine and Rice Crispies.

Romania: Scrabble

In the 80′s Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu had the game banned and described it as “overly intellectual” and a “subversive evil”.

Manila: Claire Danes

After referring to the city of Manila as ghastly, weird, and smelling of cockroaches, every film by Claire Danes was eradicated from the city and the star was denied any future entrance.

Denmark: Most Baby Names

There are 24,000 approved government names for parents to choose from. If they want a different name then they have to apply for permission.

China: Avatar in 2D

Apparently the idea of people siding with an indigenous population against an imperialistic force wasn’t received well by the Chinese government. They did allow the movie to be released in 3D but the country has almost no 3D theaters so it made little difference.

NSA: Furbies

Although it wasn’t a nationwide ban, it was technically the government. In 1999 the NSA got paranoid that the toys could be recording classified information.

Malaysia: Yellow clothing

From t-shirts and wrist bands to hats and shoelaces, in 2011 the Malaysian government declared it illegal to wear yellow as that was the color of a certain group of opposition activists.

China: Jasmine

After the jasmine revolution in Tunisia inspired Chinese protesters the government didn’t just crack down on the protesters…it banned the flower itself.

USA: Haggis

Traditional Scottish haggis are made with sheep’s lung which has been an illegal food product in the United States for 40 years.

Source: List25

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Last Known Photos Of Famous People Before They Died…(27 Pics)

 

Adolf Hitler

 

Albert Einstein

 

Amelia Earhart

 

Amy Winehouse

 

Andy Kaufman

 

Anne Frank

 

Babe Ruth

 

Biggie Smalls

 

Bob Marley

 

Elvis Presley

 

Freddy Mercury

 

Heath Ledger

 

James Dean

 

Jim Morrison

 

Jimi Hendrix

 

John Candy

 JFK

 

John Lennon

 

 

 Kurt Cobain

 

Lucille Ball

 

Marilyn Monroe

 

Mark Twain

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Richard Pryor

 

Ronald Reagan

 

Tupac Shakur

 

Source: Imgur

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Guy Turns 1948 Chevy Bus Into An Awesome Two Story Home

Freelance surf-craft builder Ryan Lovelace bought a 1948 Chevy bus named Ophelia, a fixer-upper, off of Craigslist.

 

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Big Dogs Are Better Than Small Dogs. Here’s Why…

Because a small dog could never pull off this outfit.

Big dogs promise to be there for you in your hour of need.

Little dogs expect too much. They’re prima donnas.

Big dogs don’t play that shit.

Because big dogs are the life of the party.

Big dogs drive Jeep Wranglers with the TOP DOWN!

Little dogs expect YOU to drive!

They make GREAT travel companions.

And of course, they’re babe magnets.

Because big dogs enjoy life to the fullest.

Big dogs are legit super heroes.

They even protect you when you’re pooping.

And they make sure you stick to that diet by eating all the cookies for you.

Big dogs always know when you need a hearty laugh…

And when you need a big hug.

Because they’re ALWAYS looking out for you.

And they CAN’T WAIT for you to come home.

Big dogs love to cuddle.

Even with the smug little dogs who think they’re better than everyone.

Big dogs know how to keep troublemaking cats in their place.

And they don’t care what “society” thinks a lap dog is supposed to look like!

Big dogs will exhaust themselves with their love for you!

Because big dogs have the biggest hearts.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, BIG DOGS ARE BETTER THAN LITTLE DOGS BECAUSE…

Ron Swanson said so.

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British Family Lives In This Luxury Treehouse…(8 Pics)

A British family has waved goodbye to the traditional home and found solace among the treetops in this incredible treehouse by Blue Forest.

Inside the treehouse is spacious, with wooden floors and a full kitchen.

The castle-like pointed designs keep the home even more spacious.

This concealed hatch leads to a hidden games room!

Rope bridges and wooden canopies connect each part of the home.

This treehouse also comes with an 80-yard zip line the kids can use to access the forest below.

Source: Distractify

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Sleep Is Totally Wrong

Despite the fact that you will sleep for roughly 1/3 of your life, scientists are still not entirely sure as to why

As far as resting your body is concerned, sleep doesn’t really make much of a difference. 8 hours of sleep will save you 50kCal. That’s roughly the same amount of energy in a piece of toast.

The real reason you sleep is because your brain needs it. But its not like your brain just shuts down. It actually gets more active than it is during the day.

So, basically the idea of sleeping to rest is for the most part wrong. If you don’t sleep though, after only 17 hours you’ll start to experience cognitive difficulty with remembering and perceiving things.

Your pain tolerance will decrease and you’ll become more sensitive to stimuli

You will probably gain weight because during sleep your body releases hormones that regulate your appetite

In fact, after 24 hours you will be functionally worse off than someone with a blood alcohol level of .05%

If you decided to give up both food and sleep indefinitely, you would likely die from sleep deprivation before you starved to death.

In spite of that, the longest officially verified record for sleep deprivation without stimulants is 11 days. It was accomplished in 1965 by high school student Randy Gardner under strict scientific supervision.

Since then the Guinness Book of World Records has stopped keeping records for fear that people might harm themselves

Some mammals like giraffes and Asiatic elephants typically sleep less than 2 hours per night

Koalas are the longest sleeping mammal at 22 hours per day

When dolphins sleep only half there brain loses consciousness. This helps them to maintain breathing because unlike humans, dolphins and whales are conscious breathers

Ever since the advent of color television studies claim that the percentage of people dreaming in color has increased significantly

If you don’t dream, the prevailing consensus is that you most likely have some sort of personality disorder

Don’t panic though, within 10 minutes of waking up almost all of your dreams will be forgotten

You can allegedly only dream about faces you have already seen.

To extend this, people blind from birth typically have dreams involving smell, taste, emotion, and touch

Parasomnia is a sleep disorder that causes involuntary actions and movements during sleep.

Benign forms of parasomnia involve sleep talking and sleep walking. The more serious types have lead to sleep driving, robberies, and even rape or murder.

British soldiers were the first to develop a method of consistently staying up without sleep. When they got fatigued they would put on special visors that simulated the brightness of a sunrise and woke them up.

A survey of 6,000 British adults found that listening to Coldplay did in fact make them more likely to fall asleep

It has also been scientifically proven that counting sheep is an ineffective method for falling asleep.

Somniphobia is the fear of sleep

Speaking of fear…an adult bed bug can survive up to 1 year without feeding

Source: List25

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