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“Strange Google Links” Saturday, March 4, 2006

Posted by jamshaid in Internet.

The other day while I was procrastinating from doing things I should have been, I found several interesting google links I have never seen before…

This one is strange, everything is in “hacker speak” , and all the links work and keep that same encoding of the words…

This one is just old. It makes reference to indexing 3 billion pages. Rumor has it they are way passed that number.

Reminiscent of the old google, I’m not really sure what this one is.

These two are just strange because they are registry files for internet explorer settings. I wouldn’t expect to see that in the google root directory.

This one is only interesting because of the reference to the online file backup account…

This is funny because this looks like their new customized home page…

This is another interesting encoding of the google page

Maybe this isn’t a big deal, but I was surprised to see this xml sitemap in their root.

I have never seen this before, so I thought it was strange. Looks like it is for a mobile device or something…

This one looks like what shows up in the IE sidebar at times. Maybe thats what the above one was for too?

If you like numbers, I just thought this was an interesting break-down of the pages they index and elements of those pages.

These don’t really do anything, just interesting or strange pages I found.

Here are some more weird languages, thx Tekai for this


Source: The guy who sent it to me & pipesnetwork



1. dani - Saturday, March 4, 2006

hey jamshaid,

i stumbled across your blog again. 😉

I just wanna ask something though.

“hacker speak” = Leet lingo, right?

2. jamshaid - Saturday, March 4, 2006

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yes, u r right & thx for visiting again.

3. Sean O'Donnell - Monday, March 6, 2006


Thats XUL, mozillas gui markup lanaguage, look at it in firefox and you will see it render properly. Its the same language used for the presentation layer in firefox extensions.

4. tekai - Monday, March 6, 2006

The leet speak isn’t that unusual, just go to and scroll down a bit. You will find a list of languages which also includes oddities such as “Bork, Bork, Bork”, “Elmer Fudd” and Klingon. Afaik they also had leet in there for a while but disabled it for some reason. It is just some googlers having fun.

5. jamshaid - Monday, March 6, 2006

thx Sean O’Donnell for that info,
i oppened it in firefox and the render as you said is correct. its interesting i didn’t knew about it before.

6. jamshaid - Monday, March 6, 2006
7. Bill - Monday, March 6, 2006

As already stated the languages ones aren’t that odd. don’t miss the klingon one:

klingon: http://www.google.com/intl/xx-klingon/

8. verfolger » strange google links - Monday, March 6, 2006

[…] nooch viel mehr seltsame links gibt es hier…  […]

9. Damien - Monday, March 6, 2006

pretty cool selection of links there…great blog btw :))

10. jamshaid - Monday, March 6, 2006

thx damien

11. arun - Monday, March 6, 2006

gr8 links dude !!
keep it up 🙂

12. Anonymous - Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Hey, if you search for


as suggested in the Google Friends letter you linked to, it turns up random things from Google Base instead!

13. Andy Dabydeen - Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Quite the selection … when will you be bored again?

14. jamshaid - Tuesday, March 7, 2006

arun: thx

15. Ankit Sud - Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Well you must have already seen it, but anyway —


An april fool joke by google

16. theexpress - Wednesday, March 8, 2006

The people at Google must have had a little extra time on their hands, but its always good to have comic relief.

17. Antoine Khater Blog » Funny google links - Wednesday, March 15, 2006

[…] Right out jamshaid blog, not really useful, but still good to know […]

18. poldo’s procrastination » Strange Google Links - Saturday, March 18, 2006

[…] Here are Strange Google Links from Jamshaid. Easter egg? maybe, maybe not, who knows? At least its fun to read. […]

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