Type in “recursion” for the definition and Google “shows” you what recursion means with its “did you mean” message. Still stumped? Well, know that recursion is the process of repeating items in a self-similar way. Check out the Wikipedia definition of recursion in the Google search results to get a full idea of what its all about.
Search your Gmail spam folder if you get a second and you’ll see ads for recipes whose central ingredient is spam, such as this link to the spam hash brown. We’re not kidding!
Google’s translation tools Web page features Bork Bork Bork, the language of the Muppet Show’s Swedish Chef, as an option. “Hacker” and “Elmer Fudd,” “Pirate,” and Klingon” languages are other options.
Google’s YouTube unit in 2008 made every video on its homepage susceptible to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” song.
Hat tip to Mashable for this one. Apparently, when you use keystrokes, a dark-cloaked ninja will pop up in Google Reader-the same application everyone is bent out of shape over after Google tweaked it. Here are the keystrokes. Up up, down down, left right, left right, B, A. Try it out.