Google fun time tricks

Google fun time tricks

With almost 12 billion monthly searches, Google’s dominance in online search is undisputed. Although you probably use Google every day there are lots of useful Google search tricks which you are not aware of and will give you added convenience or entertainment.

Local weather
Although there are lots apps and websites for checking the weather, I find it very easy to just open a browser and type my location’s name following the word weather or forecast and view all the necessary information in a simple graphical layout.

Tilt your screen, do a baller roll and zerg rush
Although these are getting a bit old now, I always find them inspiring as it reminds me that sometimes is ok to build things just for fun and that is what Google engineers did in this case. Type “tilt”, “do a barrel roll” or “zerg rush” and see the results.

Check the time
Need to quickly check what time is in any place in the world? Type the name of the city + the word time and find out.

Convert metrics
Type your metrics and Google will do the rest.

Burger or Pizza?
Can’t decide what to have for dinner? Make an informed decision by comparing the calories first. Check a complete nutritional breakdown by simply comparing foods using vs.

Definitions & Synonyms
Quickly learn the meaning or find synonyms of a word. Google will also give you information on the origin and translations of the word.

Quickly translate words or phrases in any language. Initial language can be detected by the engine and you can also click on the speaker icon to listen how it is pronounced.

Some fun from the past
Although this is also an old addition, it is still one of my favorites. Go to Google images and type “Atari Breakout”. Brings up some good memories.

Set a timer

I find this very helpful when having a pizza in the oven and working on my computer. Set your timer by typing “set timer for 20 minutes 10 seconds” and increase your speaker’s volume.


See, who said you can’t have fun with this leading search engine?



Neophytos Papageorgiou
Neophytos Papageorgiou
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