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noname [PersonRank 4]

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
12 years ago11,118 views

i would be more suprised with different number ;)
BTW i am not english, but shouldn't it be "of" then "on"?

Jabapyth [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I am a native english speaker, and they got it right. A unicorn has one horn _on_ its head.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<shouldn't it be "of" then "on"?>>

nope :)

this would be similar to the glasses are on my face.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How's it an easter egg? Just the word "Unicorn" itself means "one horn".
<<from Latin _unus_ 'one' and _cornu_ 'horn'>>
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn

Aaron Toponce [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I should be surprised that there is one horn on a unicorn? Am I missing something?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Very funny :P

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So besides the Answer to life and the golden ratio. What other weird Google calculator easter eggs are there?

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

instant answer which comes to my mind is

   PI

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've seen that on/of/in/whatelseyouwant Inside Google few days ago ;-)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=answer+to+ ...
google.com/trends?q=number+of+ ...

google.com/trends?q=e
google.com/trends?q=pi
google.com/trends?q=Avogadros+ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> I should be surprised that there is one
> horn on a unicorn? Am I missing
> something?

You might be surprised that the Google calculator has this trivia built-in, as it relates to an animal rarely used in serious mathematics, and a fictional one at that :)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Why not make it a one-box instead? Then I could get answers to other important questions like "number of horns on a cow", or "number or horns on a '65 Chevrolet".

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Lovin' Rohits icon Philipp

Nicholas [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Just as surprising is what comes up when you search for "number of horns on a rhinoceros".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Just as surprising is what comes up when you
> search for "number of horns on a rhinoceros".

Hmm... I get no calculator result for that...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Lovin' Rohits icon Philipp

Rohit made it :)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There was a long Q&A in a forum with the guy behind the calculator, and he talked about quite a few other easter eggs and exotic units added for fun

shor [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

That was in the somethingawful forums. It was also had good insight into life at Google. Goongles!

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh, comeon... as if "furlongs per fortnight" _are_ used in serious mathematics. :-D

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks Philipp & James

Philipp for adding it
James for appreciation
   :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

:)

Tim L. Walker [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Why nothing for "number of wheels on a unicycle"? ;)

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