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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Under the Bridge
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 07:47

Have u tried this out ?...if u havent try it out and tell me wat ya think. Weird.

1) Go to;
2) Type in (but don't hit return): "weapons of mass destruction";
3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, instead of the normal "Google search" button;
4) Read what appears to be a normal error message carefully

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 07:55

hahahahah, good joke! BTW... Happy Birthday Google!!! 5 years!

The programmer's national anthem is 'AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH''

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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-10-2003 07:56

Google hasn't exactly been hacked, it's just that the bogus error message is the first site listed on a google search and the "I'm feeling Lucky" button just takes you to the first site on the search page.

That 404 page has been around for a while now. I'm not sure how it made it to number 1 on google, but I've always admired those guys' sense of humour.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 07:57

No...that's been around for a while. The weapons of mass destruction error message is famous across the net..been brought up here a few times.

And the reason you're recieving it is becuase the 'I'm feeling lucky' button simply loads up the first search result it comes across

Through stint of some very good google bombing it used to be that you could enter the search terms 'Go To Hell' and hit 'I'm feeling lucky' and it would load up the microsoft website.

[This message has been edited by Skaarjj (edited 09-10-2003).]

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 09-10-2003 07:59


Yeah, the guy found a way to artificially inflate PageRank. I'm not surprised, what with all the Google-bombing techniques nowadays...

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: a pocket dimention...
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-10-2003 11:14

Along those lines....

It's only after we've lost everything...
That we're free to do anything...

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 15:58

a quick look at the url will clearly tell you it has nothing to do with google....
as will the fact that the page is mocking an internet explorer message...

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-10-2003 18:30

The number one ranking is pretty damn logical.
The page is online for ages and everyone links to it, the more links to a page the higher the google rating.

"Art has to be forgotten. Beauty must be realized."
Piet Mondriaan

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Willaimsport, PA, US of A the hole in the Ozone
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-11-2003 19:38

Thanks guys now it's in the FAQ

- Biggie

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