Rev2’s Favorite Wolfram Alpha Easter Eggs

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wolfram-logoWolframAlpha.com, the new information search tool, has been up and running for over a week now.  If you want to know exactly how long, just put “how old are you?” in the search box and WolframAlpha will tell you.

That is one of many little Easter Eggs that the search tool has in it.  The new site has a lot of interesting uses–I’m beginning to use it regularly.  Here’s our favorite list of WolframAlpha eggs so far.  Type them in (or cut-and-paste) to see how Wolfram reacts:

  1. Hello
  2. Why did the chicken cross the road?
  3. What is the answer to life?
  4. To be or not to be?
  5. Where am I?
  6. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?
  7. How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?
  8. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
  9. 88 mph
  10. Where are you?
  11. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  12. How are you today?
  13. 1.21 gigawatts
  14. Where have all the flowers gone?
  15. How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
  16. Are you an alien?
  17. To be or not to be?
  18. What is the speed of an unladen swallow?
  19. Where is God?

Of course, my favorite isn’t as easy to come by.  When WolframAlpha’s servers are too busy, it comes up with this screen:

wolfram-sorrydave

Got more? Leave a comment below with your favorite WolframAlpha Easter Eggs!


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