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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 23, 2009
9 years ago10,910 views

Looks like he -did- mean recursion...

Ino Detelic [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

is it an easter egg?

Erwin Jurschitza [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Very nice :-)

Master Scott [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

It works the same for me.

The funniest part... When I click the link to their suggested version of "recursion", it loops back to the same result – with their "Did you mean:" still there.

Apparently an infinite loop.

Master Scott [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Oh, now I get it.

Very funny, indeed.

CvX! [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Haha, love it! :D

pulsablogger [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

yeah maybe it's google joke..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


2flashgames.com/2fgkjn134kjlh1 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

it works in French too.

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

9 years ago #

That was really funny in a geeky sort of way. Hehehe.

David [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Also in German: Rekursion

Aaron Evans [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Looks like my experiment using Bing instead of Google for 1 whole week isn't going to well:


one-shore.com/aaron/bingrecurs ...

Ankit [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Brilliant! This is why I like Google... they have a sense of humor and are not afraid to use it!

Sandeep Gavas [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Very Very Nice, & Very Funny, Did you mean CLICK-click -click-click

Pierre [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

google.com/search?q=answer+to+ ...

Jack Laros [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Also in hebrew...great easter-egg!

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Aaron Evans
I'm not able to repro your screen shot. The only way I can get the SERP to include "Panda" and "pregnant" highlighted is to search for these terms.

Google Girl [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Now I'm hitting myself in the head. I didn't see it coming. I have been studying recursion the last few days and should have got it right away. The call stack will keep stacking up with the function repeatedly calling itself because there is no base case. Theoretically since this causes an infinite loop and is compilable, it will in reality technically eventually stop because there is too much overhead and memory will eventually be exhausted. Depending on what the recursion problem is is a factor (e.g. permuation on A-Z thru a-z or 52 non repetitive char equal to 52! or factorial of 52 or 8.06581752 × 10^67 Yikes. Computer would just eventually freeze up or give you the finger.

Schultzie [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I just posted a link to the Google search on Facebook. A friend clicked the link, and said "I don't get it, what's recursion?". I said "Google it". I couldn't have planned that better...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

hahaha! Excellent!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.com/insights/search/#q= ... :-)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Ya I'm with "mrbene", I can't reproduce the screenshot either Aaron Evans.

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