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Sep 04th, 2015

Google Now Serves “Fun Facts” for Curious Searchers

Google might be known as a Fortune 500 company who owns more than 60 percent of the U.S. desktop search market, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t know how to have fun.

The search engine giant has installed a new feature in Google Search that lets people uncover interesting trivia. Users have to type “Fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious” into the search bar, and Google will return a fact box that contains a random question and its answer. Those who want to know more interesting trivia can click the “Ask Another Question” button below the box to generate another dynamic piece of information.

Screengrab of Google Search with Fun Facts Box

Some of the questions that Google displays include “Why does ice cream make you thirsty?”, “How did the Simpsons get their start?” and “What is the only vegetable that is never frozen?”.

Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian noted that Google’s fact box only seems to work for English queries as of the moment. He also pointed out that “the validity of the trivia remains to be seen”, although Google includes a link to the website where the information was pulled from so users can check the data for themselves.

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