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9 more fun and crazy Google Tips & Tricks

9 more fun and crazy Google Tips & Tricks
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Google is a great tool for getting work done, but you know what they say about "all work and no play" (if not, you can Google it). Google's programmers feel the same way, which is why they slip some fun stuff into Google's products from time to time.

In the past, we covered 12 fun things you can do with Google, including making your search results do a "barrel roll" or play guitar. Now we're back with nine more fun things you'll want to try right away.

1. Retro Google

1998

Google's search page is so minimal and changes are so subtle, it's easy to forget what it originally looked like. However, it was actually quite a bit different.

If you want to see Google as it first launched in 1998, simply type "Google in 1998" into Google search and bask in the simplicity.

2. Return of the blink

Speaking of early internet pages, do you remember when websites used to have blinking text? It was thanks to the <blink> HTML tag. Eventually, everyone realized it was tacky and distracting, so it went away.

However, if you really do miss the blinking, or just want to remember how annoying it was, type <blink> into Google. At first, it looks like nothing is unusual, but scroll down and you'll see every "blink" is blinking.

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