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21 Google Search Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Here are some fun things and some useful things that you maybe didn't know you could do with Google search. Who knew Google had a "time travel" option? (h/t this Quora thread.)

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1. Use Google as a timer:

Just type "Set timer 30 minutes" (or however long you want) in quotes, and the countdown begins!
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Just type "Set timer 30 minutes" (or however long you want) in quotes, and the countdown begins!

2. Google will calculate your tip for you:

Type "tip calculator," and a tip calculator will magically appear and do your bidding.
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Type "tip calculator," and a tip calculator will magically appear and do your bidding.

3. Search for special days:

Type in an important upcoming day and Google will automatically provide you with the date it's occurring on and a brief description of what it's all about. Saint Swithin's Day is coming up, you guys!
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Type in an important upcoming day and Google will automatically provide you with the date it's occurring on and a brief description of what it's all about. Saint Swithin's Day is coming up, you guys!

4. You can also use the same method to get movie release dates...

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5. A full schedule for your favorite shows...

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6. Songs by your favorite bands...

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7. And a list of books by your favorite authors:

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8. You can also get quick flight schedules:

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9. The exact time of the sunrise in your city:

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10. Info on a company's founders:

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11. Help with your geometry homework:

12. You can tell Google to do a barrel roll:

13. Or tilt, ever so slightly, to the right:

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14. Searching for "recursion" will get you into a dangerous infinite loop:

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15. And searching "Anagram" will get you some nifty anagrams you can use to impress all your friends:

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16. A "Festivus" search brings up a beautiful aluminum Festivus pole:

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17. "Binary" and "hexadecimal" take you directly into the land of the nerds:

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18. And while you're there, you may as well try Googling "Zerg Rush":

You can actually play this game: Click as fast as you can on the O's as they attack your screen to save your search results from the Zerg.

19. Google will also show you the etymology of certain words...

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20. A calorie comparison of your favorite foods...

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21. Or you can go back to a happier time:

Via quora.com

Just type "Google in 1998" in the search bar and you can search Google as if you were back in the glorious '90s.

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