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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:58AM Aug 5, 2012

The goal is to create the longest phrase that Google can find by alternately adding one word to the end of the other player's search phrase. Say, the first person starts with "Feelings". Now the second person adds a word, "are", so we get "Feelings are"...

Now every time a word is added, the phrase is searched for in Google, and the resulting hit count is displayed. The one person who creates a sentence with zero results in Google loses and the last person who created a sentence with results in Google will get to start the next sentence.
Here's a sample game:

Bob: "Feelings" (53,200,000 results in Google)
Jane: "Feelings are" (2,100,000 results)
Peter: "Feelings are nothing" (1,090 results)
Susan: "Feelings are nothing and" (19 results)
Charles: "Feelings are nothing and we" (0 results)

If you create too obscure a sentence there won't be any hits and you will lose, but if your sentence gets too many hits, your opponent will also be able to create a sentence with hits. The basic strategy is to try to create sentences so silly that there are only a few hits, but not so silly there are no hits.

Added rule:
You may not cheat by looking at the results and creating the sentence that is in there. You need to be creative and come up with a word before searching.

I will check each add on to make sure the hits are correct and it would also be good for the next person to check too.


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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:59AM Aug 5, 2012

I will start the first one


Apples (9,570,000 hits)


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babyjuice

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new Posted: 07:24PM Aug 28, 2012

Apples create (43,000,000)

Do the sentences have to make sense?
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kittygirl19cus

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new Posted: 07:51AM Aug 29, 2012

"Apples create gas" (9 hits)

Like I always say, can't find a door, make your own!
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babyjuice

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new Posted: 07:55AM Aug 29, 2012

Hey hey hey WAIT.

Apples create gas is (117,000,000), even more than mine

Me?

Apples create gas particles (18,600,000)
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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:32AM Oct 5, 2012

babyjuice wrote:
Apples create (43,000,000)

Do the sentences have to make sense?


Yes and no

You can't just put random words in the sentence for example: an apple in of the trees blanket, is not going to get many hits if any at all. But you can't make sentences perfect sense because you want the next player to not get any hints.


I haven't been on a lot in the last month so I wasn't to check everyone's amounts when they posted but I think what we should do is have the next person post the previous person's amount instead of everyone doing their own plus that would help with the gaps in time from 1 persons post to the next.


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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:35AM Oct 5, 2012

With the amounts it could go up after you add a word depending on the sentence so don't let that throw you off

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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:47AM Oct 5, 2012

babyjuice wrote:
Hey hey hey WAIT.

Apples create gas is (117,000,000), even more than mine

Me?

Apples create gas particles (18,600,000)



Ok just found something else we need to classify because you and I did the search just with the words but kitty did it with quotes around hers which is what we should all do because it gives you that exact sentence not just anything with any of those words so I will redo the whole sentence and we will go from there with using quotes around the sentence


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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 12:49AM Oct 5, 2012

"Apples" 121,000,000 hits
"Apples create" 6,210 hits
"Apples create gas" 9 hits
"Apples create gas particles" 1 hit


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koin_era345tus

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new Posted: 10:01PM Oct 27, 2012

The only hit from "apples create has particles" is of this Braingle game. So it doesnt really count.

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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 11:52PM Oct 27, 2012

Okay let's just restart.

Cookies


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corcon*us

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new Posted: 05:13PM Dec 2, 2012

I get 6,410,000 results for "apples create has particles".

Cookies are (2,550,000,000 hits)
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kitty-cattus

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new Posted: 05:18PM Dec 10, 2012

Cookies are good.

736,000 hits. In quotes.


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kmrutledgetth

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new Posted: 12:54AM Dec 15, 2012

Cookies are good for
1,940,000,000.


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Thekid4t

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new Posted: 02:02PM Dec 31, 2012

Cookies are good for treating - 7,290,000

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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JQPublic

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new Posted: 07:55PM Dec 31, 2012

Cookies are good for treating mice - no results found

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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 01:16AM Jan 1, 2013

Thekid4 won they get to start the next one

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Thekid4t

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new Posted: 09:39AM Jan 1, 2013

Wait, does the thing we are searching need to be in quotes?


Purple-668,000,000


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21kaldridge21Aus

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new Posted: 11:19AM Jan 1, 2013

Yes

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Thekid4t

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new Posted: 03:34PM Jan 1, 2013

Okay then, no results for "cookies are good for treating." Kmr wins.

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