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Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
14 years ago

Short answer : No

notbeinguseful [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

i was trying to play the game, and i ran into a hilarious first hit

google.com/search?q=ppiixx

Randy [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Well, sure. Every palindrome has the same results whether spelled backwards or forwards because its the exact same query. Besides palindromes, I can't find any other Googledromes.

Chris [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Racecar spelled backwards is racecar

Cristian [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

wow – wow :)

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Spam... Maps...

Oh nevermind. :p

Dave Pettit [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Harpo
Oprah

both lead to oprah.com

Scott [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Close, but not quite:

ontemem --> www.otnemem.com is the 1st result

memento --> www.otnemem.com is the 3rd result

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

somewhat related is a funny website of fake palindromes:

www.falindrome.com

"Falindromes are fake palindromes. Although they cannot be read the same forwards and backwards, their peculiar structure make them appear as if they can."

as for any googledromes, i have yet to find one that is not also a palindrome

Scott [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

If I search for oohay, Google provides alternative results for elgoog!

Zoolander [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

guess Dave Pettit found the first one. congrats!!

Tejas Kapadia [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

ebay... obv links to ebay.com as 1st result..

yabe has first result as stores.ebay.com/Yabe-Auctions-Store... does it count?

Shawn R. [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

citstnaf (fantastic spelled backwards) came back with a whole backward google website. EVerything was bakewards! like looking from a mirrow, or from the inside of the computer outwards. WEIRD.

Suresh [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

stluseR eeS duarF kcilC epyT

Hanan Cohen [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

Almost evry word in Hebrew and maybe in Arabic which are Right-to-Left languages.

The old standard for displaying Hebrew on the net required that the text will be reversed in the HTML and the browser reversed it back. It was called Visual Hebrew.

So now, there are Hebrew pages with the old standard and the new standard (Logical Hebrew) that does not require reversing the text.

Google knows it and when you search for a word in google.co.il, it reverses the text and searches for both (OR) versions.

שלום םולש

(Peace in Hebrew)

Gavin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I went for the obvious and just used "Test". Worked :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Well, sure. Every palindrome has the same
> results whether spelled backwards or forwards because
> its the exact same query. Besides palindromes, I can't
> find any other Googledromes.

The rules state a perfect palindrome itself cannot be a Googledrome :)

Test doesn't work for me...

"Go ogle a Google logo" is a nice Falindrome by the way...

... and indeed, Oprah is a Googledrome! And possibly the first ever discovered at that!

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Gosh, you went to the effort of keeping the colours in the correct order on the Google logo!

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Got one!

nettor gnisuma yrteop daetsni esorp erofeb ssendam enivid nosaer lairt dog

god trial reason divine madness before prose instead poetry amusing rotten

Top result is both cases is a rambling page entitled "Mad God's Masque and Bellicose Ball".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You found the second Googledrome!

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow, Scott's discovery is really smart one! :)
(When searching for "oohaY" Google displays additional results for "elgooG")
google.com/search?q=oohay

Art Vandalay [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I don't know if you consider this cheating, but queries like this work and don't technically violate the rules:

emordnilap palindrome emordnilap
palindrome emordnilap palindrome

both give the same first page.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yes, those didn't violate the rules... tho you make me think about amending the rules now :)

By the way, this is going to make it into the book as last chapter – I had to remove a chapter on Google Logo makers as they all disappeared from the scene by now! (e.g. logogle.com)

greent [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

This is kinda lame but, for those who used Patterson and Hennessy's Computer Organization and Design textbook:

mips spim
spim mips

both result in the top result:

www.cs.wisc.edu/~larus/spim.html

Scott [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

murder redrum murder
redrum murder redrum

You'd think they'd both lead to "The Shining" – but you'd be wrong ....

Scott [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

trazom mozart trazom
mozart trazom mozart

Indeed, Philipp, I think you will have to change the rules ....

Moin Uddin Sarwar [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

how can i find a new friend on gmail for chat

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hey, Philipp, I bet you didn't realise that the Google Blogoscoped home page is a Googledrome!

3 "depocsogolb elgoog" live e g
g e evil "google blogoscoped" 3

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oops, I just checked the rules and I see that quote marks are not allowed. Nevermind, it works just as well without them:

g e evil google blogoscoped 3
3 depocsogolb elgoog live e g

Of course, I can't prove that "the result page may not in any way be prepared to be a target of this challenge" :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> mips spim

... isn't legal, as it's also a perfect palindrome...

And yes, I'm hereby changing the rules (also for the book chapter) to say that added to the other rules, no two words may be palindromes of each other within the query.
So
   emordnilap palindrome emordnilap
does not count by the new rules.

> g e evil google blogoscoped 3
> 3 depocsogolb elgoog live e g

Nice find! Now I'm thinking about making it a rule that no single word within the query may have less than 2 letters :)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I didn't really "find" these Googledromes, I sort of "constructed" them.

In case anyone's interested, I've written up how I did it: roger-browne.com/weblog/2006/0 ...

Richard [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

It's not a Googledrome, but "elcycib" actually returns a page from a large commercial bicycle-products company as the first result. The palindrome doesn't exist on the page and no backlinks are returned by Yahoo, Google or MSN.

Yahoo searh is even more interesting. Most of the first page results don't even mention "elcycib" – they are pages about bicycles. It's as if Yahoo knows to look for palindromes in general, beyond the special case that Google seems to have coded for with oohaY. Searching for elgooG on Yahoo, however, returns multiple mentions of the Google mirror sites.

Scott [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Incidentally, there's no page yet on Google for "emordelgoog" (or "semordelgoog.") Perhaps now that I've written this post, there will be.

"Emordelgoog" sounds kind of creepy, with "Mord" meaning "murder" in German. I feel that "emordelgoog" means the electronic termination of the Goog – perhaps something that the Goog's rivals secretly dream of? ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Redrum Redrum Redrum...

Mr [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Hannah spelt backwards is Hannah, the result the kill hannah page

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