Time for a Google Search

How much time does it take for Google to return search results for a query?


0.68 times the velocity of an unladen swallow (or)
0.04 femtogalactic years
0.09 centons
0.18 microweeks
0.07 microfortnights
2.00 shakes of a lamb’s tail
23.00 skidoo
0.03 nanocenturies
0.53e-15 epochs
1.21 gigawatts
84.40 jiffies
at warp 8.96
at 5.44 hertz
11.90 parsecs
0.46e+43 Planck times
0.15 centibeats

Surprised? Yeah! we were too when we noticed that they had shifted from measuring time in boring old seconds  to these nerdy alternatives.

Yes! we’ve already started reading up on what all of them signify. You should too….it’s fun.  We were intrigued by the unladen swallow reference and went hunting. This is what we found,

In an early Star Trek: The Next Generation novel, Geordi is looking for someone in a bar. He is told to talk to a Gorn bartender who knows everything. “He knows everything, huh?” states Geordi, sceptically. “What,” he asks “is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” “What do you mean?” asks the Gorn. “An African or a European swallow?” “Boy, he’s good!” Geordi responds. Source: Wikipedia

The funniest one off course is the ” 2.00 shakes of a lamb’s tail”

A shake is an informal unit of time equal to 10 nanoseconds, or 10−8 seconds. It has applications in nuclear physics, helping to conveniently express the timing of various events in a nuclear explosion.The word comes from the expression “two shakes of a lamb’s tail,” which indicates a very short time interval.

But the top prize goes to 23 Skidoo. Building located on 23rd street,  swirling winds, men gathering to watch women’s skirt go up in the wind and cops breaking up the groups of men. Rich history on this one! read it here, 23 Skidoo.