Bored? Or just have an insatiable thirst for knowledge? Google has quietly introduced a new search Easter Egg on its home page that spews out some very entertaining random fun facts. Did you know that the highest mountain peak in the world is Mount Everest (29,035 feet)? Now you do.
Simply go to Google’s main search page and either type “fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious.” You’ll then get a healthy dosage of random trivia, making you a finely tuned Trivial Pursuit player.
Oxygen was discovered in 1774.
Less than 1 percent of all water on earth is fresh water that we can actually use.
And so on and so forth. I can hit that “Ask another question” button all day. And I just might. You never know when this kind of useless knowledge will come in handy. When facts are presented, the source is shared as well. It’s unclear how Google checks these facts, so who knows if what you’re reading is 100 percent accurate. This is the Internet after all.