Guy Shares His 85-Year-Old Granny’s Polite Google Search And It Goes Viral

Grandmas are already adorable on their own, but when we saw Ben John’s 85-year-old grandma’s, May Ashworth’s, Google search history – our hearts just melted. Last week when Ben opened his granny’s laptop and saw her recent Google searches, he couldn’t resist taking a photo. In the photo you can see that Nanna May wrote: “please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you.”

The 24-year-old grandson found this so cute, so he posted it on Twitter with the caption: “Omg opened my Nan’s laptop and when she’s googled something she’s put ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. I can’t”. We can’t either. Even writing this is making my heart melt!

“Omg opened my Nan’s laptop…”

The 24-year-old grandson found this so cute, so he posted it on Twitter

“She just thought it was the norm”

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/grandma-polite-google-search-may-ashworth/

Google Adds ‘Public Alerts’ to Search and Maps for Sandy, Other Disasters

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Shortly after launching a crisis map for Superstorm Sandy, Google has rolled out “Public Alerts” on Maps and Search.

The service provides warnings for natural disasters and emergency situations, such as Sandy, which hit the northeastern U.S. on Monday night. Public Alerts, which Google announced in a blog post Tuesday, aims to show “relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts” from the U.S. National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. It is available in-browser, on Google Maps for Android and Google Now for Android devices running Jellybean (4.1).

Users can look up targeted Google searches, such as “Superstorm Sandy,” and location-based search terms, such as “New York.” Typing the latter, for example, produces a search result called “Coastal Flood Statement in New York.” Clicking the link brings you to a page that includes a description of coastal flooding from the National Weather Service. The page also features an area map, news of flooding in NYC, as well as “recommended actions” that inform readers of what to do before, during and after a coastal flood.

Public Alerts also provide evacuation routes, crisis maps and shelter locations, according to the blog post.

For now, the service is primarily available in English for the U.S., but Google says it’s working with data providers to expand.

“We were planning on announcing the new features in a few days, but wanted to get them out as soon as possible so they can be helpful to people during this time,” Nigel Snoad, Google Crisis Response product manager, wrote in the post. “This is part of our continuing mission to bring emergency information to people when and where it is relevant.”

For more on Public Alerts, check out its FAQ page. Do you find the service helpful? Tell us in the comments below.

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The 22 Most Satisfying Google Searches

Google does not disappoint.

1. “I googled sassy bird and was not disappointed”

"I googled sassy bird and was not disappointed"

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2. “I googled rad cat and I was not disappointed”

The 22 Most Satisfying Google Searches

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3. “Google image searches for ‘woman riding man’”

"Google image searches for 'woman riding man'"

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4. “Shakespeare wearing cool sunglasses”

"Shakespeare wearing cool sunglasses"

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5. “I don’t know what I expected when I googled ‘hideous nipple’ but it wasn’t this.”

"I don't know what I expected when I googled 'hideous nipple' but it wasn't this."

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6. “So I typed in ‘black history moth’ instead of ‘black history month’ and discovered this gem”

"So I typed in 'black history moth' instead of 'black history month' and discovered this gem"

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7. “My officemates and I were arguing about the difference between a mouse and a rat so I googled it”

"My officemates and I were arguing about the difference between a mouse and a rat so I googled it"

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8. “I googled ‘powerful dog’ and now I’m screaming. This is too much power. Someone stop this dog.”

"I googled 'powerful dog' and now I'm screaming. This is too much power. Someone stop this dog."

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9. “I googled ‘fat birdies’ and found magic.”

"I googled 'fat birdies' and found magic."

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10. “Sexy pictures of advil”

"Sexy pictures of advil"

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OK *technically* this isn’t a google search but I felt it must be included.

11. “Googled ‘Missionary Position’…was not disappointed.”

"Googled 'Missionary Position'...was not disappointed."

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12. “I accidentally googled haircats instead of haircuts.”

"I accidentally googled haircats instead of haircuts."

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13. “Just googled ‘the best thing I’ve seen all day.’ This was the top result.”

"Just googled 'the best thing I've seen all day.' This was the top result."

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14. “I googled ‘What is reddit?’, and this was the first result.”

"I googled 'What is reddit?', and this was the first result."

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15. “I just googled “marzipan” and the creepiest thing in the world happened.”

"I just googled “marzipan” and the creepiest thing in the world happened."

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16. “I googled Definition of Swag and was not disappointed.”

"I googled Definition of Swag and was not disappointed."

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17. “I Googled ‘world’s saddest pet’ and I’m inclined to agree with the result.”

"I Googled 'world's saddest pet' and I'm inclined to agree with the result."

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18. “I Googled ‘Greatest Nicolas Cage picture’ and found this.”

"I Googled 'Greatest Nicolas Cage picture' and found this."

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19. “Googled ‘traumatizing experience’…I was not disappointed.”

"Googled 'traumatizing experience'...I was not disappointed."

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20. “Googled ‘Marine Animals,’ was not disappointed.”

"Googled 'Marine Animals,' was not disappointed."

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21. This meta search: “After all these ‘I googled ‘I was not disappointed” posts, I googled ‘I googled I was not disappointed’ and I was not disappointed.”

This meta search: "After all these 'I googled 'I was not disappointed'' posts, I googled 'I googled I was not disappointed' and I was not disappointed."

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22. And perhaps the most satisfying search of all: “So I decided to look up ‘happy birthday hamsters’ and now I regret nothing.”

And perhaps the most satisfying search of all: "So I decided to look up 'happy birthday hamsters' and now I regret nothing."

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/the-most-satisfying-google-searches

The Most Googled Valentine’s Day Gifts Show How Clueless We All Are

Real estate app Estatelypulled Google Trends data going back to 2004 to see which Valentine’s Day gifts each US state searched for the most. The results — depending on which state you’re living in— are pretty surprising.

Californians searched for couples’ pajamas the most (to Netflix and chill in style, obviously); whereas, New Yorkers opted for romantic motels (somewhere to take their side honeys, I’m assuming).

Meanwhile, Alabamans are searching Lord Byron poetry more than any other state. Did anyone seethat one coming?

PS: New Mexico, I’m not sure if you know this, but you can’t buy hickeys.

Check out the infographic, which simultaneously quizzes your knowledge of US states, below.

On Estately’s blog, you can find a more detailed list of each state’s Google searches. For instance, love birds in Missouri are looking to dabble in “vejazzling” for the Hallmark holiday. And South Carolina just wants to know “how to be romantic.”

Basically, the results show none of us have a single clue what to give our special someones for Valentine’s Day; otherwise, we wouldn’t be asking Google. But hey, it’s the thought of getting your SO free sex toys that counts, amiright?

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