Monday, February 27, 2012

googlewhack

The phrase tribonacci plaisance, it turns out, is a googlewhack.  This is a two-word phrase (no quotes) which returns exactly one Google search result.  Of course once it is recorded (here), it will have a second result.  Can you find such a phrase?  The official site for this sport seems to be even less popular than it once was.  

Anyway, I found this one in well under a minute, having barely broken a sweat.  I therefore have to conclude that either the game is too simple to be fun, or I was improbably and unwittingly successful.  I am inclined to reject the short-lived null hypothesis that googlewhacking is worthy of my time.  And yet... I do find the idea mesmerizing. 

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