55 Ways to Have Fun With Google

You probably use Google everyday, but do you know... the Google Snake Game? Googledromes? Memecodes? Googlesport? The Google Calculator? Googlepark and Google Weddings? Google hacking, fighting and rhyming? In this book, you’ll find Google-related games, cartoons, oddities, tips, stories and everything else that’s fun. Reading it, you won’t be the same searcher as before! (From the author of Google Blogoscoped.)

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The book contains over 220 pages and is available to buy Amazon for $19.66.

You can also download the full book as PDF (or Word)... it’s free to share & remix & do fun stuff with.


“Loved it! My wife (who rarely reads, and isn’t really into Google) has even picked it up and she’s all over it.”
Garett Rogers, ZDnet

“The variation in style of each chapter was quite refreshing. Some chapters are quite short, others consist of just pictures, there are a couple of quizzes, short stories, a few games you can play with Google, plenty of interesting facts ... an excellent book for anyone who has an interest in Google or just wants to know what else you can do with the most popular search engine in the world. This isn’t a complicated reference guide on how to use Google as a tool – it’s an entertaining book on how to use Google as a toy!”
Tony Ruscoe, Programmer, UK

“This is an excellent read for both the geeky and the non geeky folks. ... Verdict: Highly Recommended reading.”
Peter Dawson, Canada

Other versions

Thanks to the great work of you guys there is a Chinese translation effort available at 55fun.cn (there are already different Chinese versions), as well as two English HTML versions (some of these projects are works in progress). Contact me if you also have a conversion or translation online.


  1. Egogoogling: Susan Is...
  2. The Google Snake Game
  3. Memecodes: Survival of the Fittest Web Pages
  4. The Google Irritation Game, and the Google Image Quiz
  5. Googling Proverbs
  6. Browsing Images of a Site
  7. A Brief History of Googlesport
  8. What is Google, and what do people consider fun about it?
  9. How Much Time Google Saves Us
  10. Google Cookin’ a Lemon Chicken
  11. Douglas Adams and the Google Calculator
  12. Oops, I Googled Again
  13. The Disappearing Google Logo, a Magic Trick
  14. Fun With Google Maps, the Wiki Way
  15. Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack
  16. Google Q&A
  17. Celebrate Google Non-Weddings, and More
  18. Design Your SketchUp Dream House
  19. Kevin Bacon and the Google Network
  20. The Google Alphabet
  21. Google Search Tips
  22. Googlepark
  23. Googleshare
  24. The Shortest Google Search (and the One Returning the Most Results)
  25. Google Rotated and Mini Google
  26. The Google Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Google?
  27. Recreate Google From Memory
  28. The Strange World of Google News
  29. Aliens Attack Google!
  30. Top Ten Signs You Are Addicted to Google
  31. Dig a Hole Through Earth
  32. Googlebombing
  33. Google Ads Gone Wrong
  34. Life in the Age of Google
  35. Google Hacking
  36. Googlepolls: Ask the Crowd
  37. Googlefights
  38. What If Google Was Evil? Plus: Five Inventions of the Google Future
  39. The Google Adventure Game
  40. Egobot, Voice of the Web
  41. Fun Google Gadgets
  42. Forty-Two, or: A Science-Fiction Interlude
  43. The Google Book of World Records
  44. Spelling Errors Galore
  45. Google Groups, Time Machine
  46. Growing a Google Word
  47. Most Popular Words, and PopSents
  48. Create Google Poetry, Prose, and Collages
  49. Funny Google Videos
  50. The Realplayer Fish, or: Telling a Story in Synonyms
  51. Google Parodies
  52. The Google Images Prediction Trick
  53. Fun With Google Translations
  54. The Giant Google Painting
  55. Googledromes

Special thanks to Mark Draughn, Iolaire McFadden and Miel Van Opstal for helping out with the book.

You can post your feedback in the Google Blogoscoped forum or on the Lulu page.

Got questions on the book? Please email me at philipp.lenssen@gmail.com

Bonus link: Make Google logo black and white!