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Google - I'm Feeling Lucky: Countdown Revealed!

Google has put up another kind of easter egg this time, which is yet unexplained to a huge mass of users. The mystery this time is that a countdown begins as shown below once the user clicks on “I’m Feeling Lucky” without typing anything in the search bar! The feature “I’m Feeling Lucky”, which usually takes users directly to the top result for their query, has been programmed to display a ticker when no words are entered into the search box. Google spokesperson and other officials are silent on this countdown mystery. Initial speculation was that the search giant was giving a warning, well in advance, for the end of the world. Simple calculations indicate that the number will fall to zero in 4 days – around the turn of the New Year. Let's use Microsoft Excel to see how this works. Make sure both the cells A1 & A2 are in General Format In cell A1 type the below: =DATEVALUE("1/1/2010")-NOW() In the cell below (A2) press F2 and put = and then point your mouse to the above cell (i.e A1) then enter*24*60*60 and press enter you get seconds countdown to the New Year. Cell A1 needs to be recalculated (again and again). It does not refreshe automatically. Once cell A1 is recalculated A2 gives you the number as what is on the Google’s search page. Some other "easter eggs", as they are known, include: • Type "recursion" into the search box and it suggests "recursion" as an alternative, sending you on a loop of clicks that all generate identical results. • Using the arrow keys, type "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A" while using the firm's RSS feed reader, and a little ninja appears on the left of the screen, which turns partially blue. • The Mars feature of Google Earth 5 allows users to explore the surface of the Red Planet – and chat to the locals. Typing "Meliza" into the search box takes you to an area of the planet where you can strike up a conversation with a Martian.

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