New 'Mystery Google' search engine delivers random results

Oct 14, 2009

Looking for an Internet search engine that delivers totally random results?

Probably not. But if you are, there's one out there for you.

It's called Mystery and is located at mysterygoogle.com.

No matter what you type into the query box at Mystery Google it serves up the results of someone else's search.

A search for "," for example, delivered links to websites about "cabbage."

The query "Joe Biden" resulted in pages about "jellyfish."

"Michael Jackson" served up links about "coiffure."

And so on.

There is one consistent result. Type in the query "What is Mystery Google?" and the reply is "That is the site you are on."

The Mystery Google website has the spartan look of the traditional Google home page but the background is black as opposed to white and features a glowing moon at the top of the page.

It also bears the notice "Google is a trademark of Google Inc."

There was no immediate reply from Google to a query from AFP about the site, which makes its appearance about two weeks ahead of Halloween, the holiday of goblins, ghosts and "trick or treating."

(c) 2009 AFP

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kuro
not rated yet Oct 15, 2009
nice try, but everything seems to convert to "gay kittens", a topic i don't really care about.
CSharpner
not rated yet Oct 15, 2009
I didn't get results for "gay kittens", not that I was looking for that.

Here are a couple more consistent results:
1. Type in "test", you get "it works".
2. Type in nothing or some random characters, you get "please don't enter gibberish".

The advanced search and language tools don't seem to do anything.

Pretty funny.
dilbert
not rated yet Oct 15, 2009
I searched for "Milky way" and I got search results for "Midgets on unicycle kissing a donkey" Whaaaat....
idkwattoput
not rated yet Oct 17, 2009
1. Type in nothing or some random characters, you get "please don't enter gibberish".
2. Then type in "gibberish" and it will say "Well aren't you clever."
3. Type in "Hello" and it will say "Hi"

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