My last post featured some numbers from my blog, and then XKCD goes and posts about all kinds of numbers that can be gleaned from Google.
Continuing the numbers theme, a question popped into my head last night: is there a single number which returns the same number of search hits on Google as the number itself? I don’t think it’s possible for numbers under 5 digits, as there are zip codes to that length (not every 5 digit number would be a zip code, perhaps?) but I have a feeling it’d be possible to find 6 digit numbers fitting the bill. Of course, at this size number, the search returns a result to the nearest hundred most of the time. I wasn’t able to find one in my 10 minutes to trying – the closest I got was about 7, 000 hits off.
Then, I hit on a game: Start with a random number. Any number. Search for it in Google. Then, punch in the number of search results as a new search. Repeat 5 times, then post the most interesting link from the front page of search results!
Here’s mine: One amber condominium for sale, for a mere $2, 100, 000. Impulse buy, perhaps?
What did you get?