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Bizarre Calculator Bug

Personman [PersonRank 8]

Thursday, October 11, 2007
14 years ago3,071 views

Go to the Google Homepage. Type ln(1) in the search bar. Press search.

Google will tell you, correctly, that the answer is 0.

Now, in Firefox, enter ln(2) in the Google search bar (not on the Google Toolbar).

The first dropdown suggestion should tell you (correctly) that it = 0.693147181

Now, again in the Firefox Google Search bar, enter ln(1). The world explodes.

For me at least, that last entry consistently tells me that ln(1) = nannan i U.S. dollars

Any ideas why that might be happening? I mean, I know nan stands for not a number, and i is sqrt(-1), and the calculator can deal with currencies, so it's not completely insane. But it's pretty damn weird.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Turns out Firefox does this for anything with answer zero.

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