Get down, baby wood ducks!

This is probably the most harmless problem ever described on The Daily WTF, but it's also one of the strangest. It's like frightening yourself with, only... different.

Google now have their own search-autocomplete thingy, which benefits from the somewhat higher average IQ of Google users versus those who, I presume, start every search by typing into the address bar.

Suggested Google searches

It would appear that the Google search-string database isn't quite as up-to-date as it might be, though.

Update: Oh, look - YouTube does it too!

YouTube connects to to a Google server for its autocompletes, as you'd expect since Google own YouTube, but clearly the results are divided to more effectively serve the two sites' differing demographics.


Google search completion

And YouTube:

YouTube search completion

(See also "drinking beer tricks", "eating peanuts tricks", and of course "shooting smack tricks".)

6 Responses to “Get down, baby wood ducks!”

  1. Amstrad Says:

    Before Google had these suggestions shenanigans, one of my personal favorite things to do at a friend's PC was load up Google and go through the alphabet letter by letter to see what interesting or enlightening things had been entered.

  2. FuzzyPlushroom Says:

    Same here, Amstrad... still works on Firefox users with the default homepage, anyway!

    At first, before I realized that Google was offering suggestions, I thought "wait, I never Googled that..." Thought I was goin' 'round the bend.

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Says:

    This proves that there is still hope for Google users, while YouTube... not so much. Great update.

  4. Catpain_Balkudder Says:

    I would like to direct your attention to number seven on the google list: "Who is the stig". This gives conclusive proof that TopGear is more influential/important than the US senate.

  5. Changes Says:

    Clarkson for president!!
    ...err, maybe not. :P

    Amstrad: oh no no no no no, I'm done doing that. After a few attempts on random computers I was repairing I was well and thoroughly squicked, and decided interest in other people's searches is harmful to your mental health.
    If, that is, you're not recording everything for blackmail purposes... during those few searches before I learned my lesson I'm pretty sure I had enough information to horrify quite a few wives and potentially break families.

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