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Learning with Google’s I’m Feeling Curious

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It looks like I’m starting a series of blog posts about Google which brings me to my second installment regarding I’m feeling curious. Besides this post, you’ll also see another interactive infographic [tomorrow] that will shed some light on how Google runs its search engine.

When I discovered the “Fidget Spinner” trick in Google and wrote an article about it a few days ago I thought it was a unique discovery. Out of curiosity I tried to find more of the same on Google and realized there was much more to play around with. That brought me to this I’m feeling curious thing. These words together might not make sense, but in a while, I’m almost 100% confident that you’ll realize what I’m trying to convey to you.

How to: steps to use I’m feeling curious

What I’m about to show you will open a whole new world of internet to you. To avoid any confusion, this isn’t a piece of software; it’s just a function that Google released who knows when almost like their Fidget Spinner trick. Some call it a trick, but actually, it’s part of their Easter Egg tricks. Here’s how to get the same results:

Here’s how to get the same results:

Step 1: Go to Google.com and search for “I’m feeling curious.” When I mean search, just type the words in your browser and hit enter. You can do this on your cell phone, tablet or laptop. Each should give you the same results.

Step 2: Enjoy and read up on the facts presented to you. That’s right; this trick shows you facts about a whole list of things that would take me days to list. You can see a fact I got about peanuts below. It’s very cool because I eat peanuts a lot and now know that they are in fact part of the legumes family. Okay, so this is probably a stupid example, but still, I think it’s a cool addition to Google.

I'm feeling curious peanut fact

Step 3: Click on “Ask Another Question” to do just that. If you had the time or wanted to, you could sit 24/7 in front of your computer clicking this button and learning. I don’t think you should, but now you know… You can probably wow I few friends with this I’m feeling curious trick.

How did I learn and find out about it?

The answer is simple, but the whole story not so much. In short, I found out about it simply by searching and playing around the internet. I found the I’m Feeling Curious Blog which is a blog dedicated to this Google trick and many other web topics from Google so I might be copying a play from their book by creating this Google series. I’m sure they won’t mind since at least I gave them ample credit! They also talk about another search trick called Google Gravity that might be worth adding to this series.

Update: I’ve written my own blog post covering Google Gravity that you can read about here. I removed the previous one linking to the IFC Blog.

Because it’s easy and people, including myself, enjoy videos a lot here’s a short screencast recording of it being used.