Gigglebit: What’s your favourite Google search term?

17 Oct 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Those who are professional procrastinators will know the ‘type a word into Google and see what weird search suggestions come up’ game.

For example, typing ‘what is the colour’ into Google will provide you with the suggestion ‘what is the colour of my aura?’

Or even typing ‘how to get your’ will suggest ‘how do I get my period earlier?’

For the guys over at xkcd, however, they ponder the question, ‘where do birds go when it rains?’

Google search image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic