Obscure Google Search Tricks

Obscure Google Search Tricks

Check local time anywhere
google: what time is it in Hong Kong

Check flight status
google: Delta flight 5778

Convert currency, metrics, bytes, and more
google: 10 us dollars in Australian
or if you know the currency codes for 30 Canadian dollars to US dollars
google: 30 CAD to USD

Use google as a proxy (crude)
google: cache:example.com

Remove duplicate links
google:-site:ebay.com -site:bizrate.com

Find related terms and documents
google: ~nutrition
returns results with the words nutrition, food, and health

Find music
google:-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) "Nirvana"
returns Nirvana tracks

Make google recognize faces
If you are doing an image search and only want faces add &imgtype=face to the end of your image search to just get images of faces, without any inanimate objects.

Make google track UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages
google: 1Z14662R0340419XXX
This avoids going through the log in and hassle of the individual shipping company site.

Make google show you the weather
google: weather zipcode

Definitions and related phrases
google: define:term

Movie showtimes
google: movie name zipcode

Free ebooks
google: book name filetype:pdf

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