12 Interesting Google Suggest Results & What They Reveal

Tina Sieber 14-03-2012

interesting google suggestGoogle Search is the modern world’s confessional. Whatever it is that we need help with, we just type it into the patient white search box and hope for relevant results. Google even helps us complete our searches by suggesting phrases based on the search activities of other users, a feature known as autocomplete. Not surprisingly, the results are often revealing and occasionally entertaining. For this article I have selected a few Google Suggest highlights.


Note that your results will differ depending on what Google location you are using and whether or not you are logged into Google. Moreover, results will change over time, as they represent the presently most used search queries. The results below were found using and, while not being logged into Google.

How To vs. How Not To

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This is one of many searches revealing how a single word makes all the difference in the world. While the ‘how not to’ crowd seems to struggle with jealousy, sadness, and laziness (How Not to Live Your Life is a British sitcom), the ‘how to’ folks are ready to take the corporate world by storm, while cooking healthy food (How to Make It in America is an American TV series).

I’m actually surprised that there aren’t more tech-related suggestions for the ‘how to’ search query.

Is It Safe vs. Is It Dangerous

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Apparently, lots of people are interested in traveling to Mexico and wonder about its safety. While the average person beginning their search with ‘is it safe’ appears to be either pregnant or interested in traveling, there seems to be a lot more variation among people searching for ‘is it dangerous’.

Is It Right vs. Is It Wrong

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Interestingly, ‘is it wrong to’ is most popular when searched all by itself, closely followed by concerns around sexual orientation and activities. People searching for ‘is it right’ on the other hand, seem to wonder about less trivial questions.

Can I vs. Can You

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What I found interesting about this search is how the results correlate. In case you wonder, Can You Run It is a website that tells you whether or not your computer meets the system requirements of a given game.

After these fun comparisons, let’s have a closer look at some solo searches.

America Is…

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Google Suggest covers the whole spectrum of what America is thought to be, from the greatest country in the world to some less enthusiastic results. Overall, people using Google in Canada seem to be in a split mind over what America is. Try this search in your own Google location.


Work Is…

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Google suggests that work is the curse of the drinking class. This of course is a famous quote by Oscar Wilde. Work is love made visible is another quote, this one from The Prophet Kahlil Gibran.

After clearing those up, I’m left wondering why so many people would search for work is not a job.

Where Is…

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I like this one because of the Easter Egg hidden in this list. Try to search for where is Chuck Norris, but instead of actually searching Google, click the I’m Feeling Lucky button. Your result should look like this:

google search where is chuck norris

Stop Finishing…

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This one speaks for itself I think.

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Have you come up with more interesting Google Suggest search queries or did you discover some wild Google Easter Eggs?

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  1. Cliff Mccullar
    July 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    amazing how a word change varies the results so much. and they chuck thing was great, hadnt run into that one before.

  2. yair
    July 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    the search "how to get" resulted in - how ot get rid of timeline....
    facebook man....

  3. Colin de beaudrap
    March 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Another fun Easter egg is if you try to plot a walking path from "the shire" to "mordor" in google maps....these guys obviously have some fun here and there.

  4. Chris Hoffman
    March 16, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Awesome post.

    "Work Is Not a Job" appears to be a website about doing something you love for a living -- like, you know, writing stuff like this!

    • Tina Sieber
      March 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Ah, didn't notice this one. Thanks Chris!

  5. Zain
    March 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Haha. very interesting. Nice find Tina :)

  6. Suhel
    March 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    The most weird automatic result I've been seeing always is..

    How to get...

    1st result is "How to get pregnant fast"

  7. dchandler380
    March 15, 2012 at 5:17 am

    also, look at the personal bar at the top when you do the chuck norris one. the email shows up as and instead of +InsertYourNameHere, it says +Chuck.

    • Tina
      March 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Good catch!

  8. Omstavan Samant
    March 15, 2012 at 3:16 am

    wow... nice article!! loved the "Chuck Norris" one the most...
    But I think you should have also given the search results for those special Google pages like "do a barrel roll" or "let it snow"

    • Tina
      March 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Hey Omstavan,

      the intention of the article was not to show Google Easter Eggs. :) I just couldn't resist sharing the Chuck Norris one.

      • Andy Morgan
        April 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

        Great artice, just a quick note, the chuck norris search result is not a google easter egg, but a non affiliated parody of a google search result! It's a separate website, nothing to do with google :-)

        • Tina
          April 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

          It may be a non-affiliated website, but isn't it curious that clicking 'I'm Feeling Lucky' will take you there when entering the respective search query? I thought that was tweaking on Google's end and hence an Easter egg.

        • Andy Morgan
          April 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

          Curious? Not really, the 'I'm feeling lucky' function merely takes you straight to the first search result, which in this case is the parody website.
          Shame, because I want it to be an easter egg :-)