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Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

The idea came to me while read the "Googladiator" thread.

Try a one or two word search on Google. The next poster needs to find a one or two word search with fewer results. No "zero" results allowed.

Also, it would be very easy to get down to double digits but try to move slowly, I think it'd be more fun. It's kind of like Google fight but in reverse, I guess.

The result number changes from day to day (and sometimes from country to country) so I don't think there's much use to check previous results. Besides, you will only be cheating yourself!

So, let's start with a nice, big number:

"see" - 2,390,000,000 results

edit: In order to forcefully slow down the game, I propose that until we get below 100 results or so, each poster needs to find a search with a least 90% of the results from the previous poster (i.e. next poster needs to find something with at least 2,151,000,000 results).
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Postby DragonRidr » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:48 pm UTC

"one" - 2,370,000,000 results.

I found so many so close to the lower bound of the range. I think I had one that was only 20 mil off. (It would now be only 3 mil off of the target range.)

(Next - at least 2,133,000,000 results)
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Postby Sarcio » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:53 pm UTC

"one"-2,240,000,000 results.
I uh, stole yours. but you had a different number of results?

if that didn't work... "L"-2,190,000,000 results.
can i use a single letter?

next - at least 1,971,000,000 results
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Postby idont_know12 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:56 pm UTC

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2,170,000,000 results

NEXT: at least 1,953,000,000
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Postby Zohar » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:41 am UTC

get - 1,990,000,000

Next, at least 1,791,000,000 hits.
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Postby blind visionary » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

what - 1,820,000,000

next must have at least 1 638 000 000
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Postby Sarcio » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:50 pm UTC

Next-1,790,000,000


next must have- 1,611,000,000
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Postby bbctol » Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:03 pm UTC

Hmm?

And I already won in that thread.
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Postby Zohar » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:07 pm UTC

This isn't the same game. As stated in the OP, it's very easy to get to double digits (or at least triple digits). The purpose is to find combinations that will only slowly get us down to one.

Here - 1,680,000,000

Next one, at least 1,512,000,000 hits.
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Postby idont_know12 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

"before" -- 1,670,000,000 hits

NEXT: 1,503,000,000 hits minimum
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Postby OfficiallyHaphazard » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:22 am UTC

"now" : 1,660,000,000

next must be above 1,500,000,000
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Postby Zohar » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:32 am UTC

Couldn't find anything else in the right range (I'm sure there is, though).

Go - 1,510,000,000

Next - at least 1,359,000,000 results.
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Postby idont_know12 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:37 pm UTC

"then" -- 1,480,000,000 hits

NEXT: 1,332,000,000 hits
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Postby LoonRadio » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:16 pm UTC

Two- 1,420,000,000 hits

Next- 1,278,000,000 results or better
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:28 pm UTC

A certain number returns 1,570,000,000 hits.

Next - 1,213,168,348 hits or better
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Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:59 am UTC

Way - 1,240,000,000

Next: At least 1,116,000,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby LoonRadio » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:48 pm UTC

start- 1,210,000,000 hits

next- 1,089,000,000 or better
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby scowdich » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

forum page - 1,190,000,000 results.

Next search: 1,071,000,000 or more.
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:32 pm UTC

Save - 1,140,000,000

Next search, at least 1,026,000,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:54 pm UTC

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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:41 am UTC

read - 1,030,000,000

Next, more than 927,000,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Meraki » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:23 pm UTC

Address - 943,000,000

Next, more than 850,000,000.
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby spotrh » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:27 pm UTC

Art - 858,000,000

Next - more than 772,200,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby LoonRadio » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:02 pm UTC

John - 815,000,000 hits

next- 733,500,000 or better
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Zohar » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:02 am UTC

White - 773,000,000

Next, more than 695,700,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Dingbats » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:18 am UTC

Black - 737,000,000

Next: more than 663,300,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby cjdrum » Tue May 31, 2011 3:29 am UTC

Richard - 722,000,000

Next search: Greater than 649,800,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby LucasBrown » Tue May 31, 2011 10:44 pm UTC

the office - 697,000,000
Next: at least 627,300,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby SmoothBlade » Tue May 31, 2011 10:48 pm UTC

lcd - 672,000,000

Next search: Greater than 604,800,000


EDIT: Ninja'ed but it still works
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby gaga654 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:02 pm UTC

tried - 611,000,000

next more han 549,900,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby SmoothBlade » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:37 pm UTC

photobuckets - 553,000,000


Next must be greater than 487,700,000

Strategy: Take something that has alot of results, and had an "s"
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Ralith The Third » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:52 pm UTC

Hardware Company - About 489,000,000 result

Next must be at least 440 100 000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Lorenz » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:45 pm UTC

Spoiler:
"how would you create a big planet?" - About 480,000,000 results

Next must be at least 432,000,000


Edit. I didn't fully read the first post. I'll find a 1-2 word one. sorry.

"Smaller" - About 447,000,000 results

Next must be at least 402,300,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Nevea » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:07 pm UTC

Damn you Lorenz! Took me forever and a day to find a word that fits and you ninja'd the post! Back to the drawing board...

"Cant" = 443,000,000

Next at least 399,000,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Falkorr » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 pm UTC

"Boot" - About 411,000,000 results.

Next one has to be above 369,900,000 results.
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Gypped » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:03 am UTC

take yours - 431,000,000

Next at least 380,000,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby ConMan » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:05 am UTC

fun times - 404,000,000 (hah! 404. Sorry.)

Next - 363,600,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Felstaff » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:39 am UTC

"Adidas" About 369,000,000 results (0.11 seconds)

Next result needs a minimum of 332,100,000 results, or 3,321,000,00 depending on how you like your commas.
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Lorenz » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:42 pm UTC

"Small cloud" About 355,000,000 result

Next at least 319,500,000
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Re: Countdown to one with Google!

Postby Intrigued » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:45 pm UTC

foods - 347,000,000

next one >= 312,300,000
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