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Sorry old bean

Imagine you really want to know what methylchloroisothiazolinone is. I don't know, maybe you suspect an allergic reaction to your shampoo or something. What do you do? You go to Google, and type it in.

This is non-trivial. If you're a perfect typist, your fingers will still flutter over the keyboard for a good five seconds. If you're a crap typist, like me, whose wpm would double if backspace keystrokes were included, there's a solid ten seconds of work involved. METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE. Here, you try it (prize for correct answers; no cheating).

Type it!

But anyway, you do this, and click Search. And what comes up? Me, talking about having a shower. This happened to someone in the UK yesterday. Christ, I'm sorry old bean. Look, here's your answer. Please come back.

(This is strictly a one-off. The person searching for "petrified walrus penis" is out of luck.)

Related: Disturbing Search Requests.

If this post reads a little giddy, it's because I'm hopped up on pseudoephedrine. Mmm, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE.

Joseph | 6 Apr 2004

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