Fun Google tricks

Fun Google tricks


Have you ever wondered…

How many [yards] can I swim in [4 hours] if I hold a pace of [1:15] per [100 yards] … and you wanted an answer right now? Perhaps you didn’t have a calculator handy, or didn’t want to fire up Excel… or maybe you just didn’t feel like thinking very hard.

Observe:

Or, perhaps you have wondered…

If I swim [10K] in [2 hours, 45 minutes], what is my pace per [100m] ?

In conclusion: Bing sucks, people.*

* Full disclosure: I am a former employee of Google.

7 Responses to “Fun Google tricks”

  1. IronMike

    2011-02-04T23:46:56+00:00

    I’ve used google for simple calculations (2.4 miles to yards, for example) but had no idea you could do that.

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  2. Sully

    2011-02-05T21:44:17+00:00

    Good to see you’re prepping for the 4 hour postal.

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    • Evan

      2011-02-07T19:24:47+00:00

      I wonder how many would do it?

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      • Sully

        2011-02-08T07:58:24+00:00

        I think you could get a handful across the country to SWIM it. I think you could find one person in the country willing to TIME it and you would owe her BIG time.

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        • Adam B

          2011-02-08T08:03:28+00:00

          Three people who did the 10k postal this year took over four hours. You’ll just need to find those people’s timers.

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          • Evan

            2011-02-08T13:34:44+00:00

            Adam – ha :-)

            2 hours & change long course is one thing…. 4 hours short course is another beast entirely.

            I love Dave Barra’s grisly account of a 30,000 SCY session last February.

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