Just for fun I looked at how many pages Google throws up when you feed it “” in the search box. I’m wowed to be able to say the answer is a staggering 350,000 — or, to use Google’s more careful estimation “about” 350,000. Herewith the unaltered digital-image evidence:

Sure, there is a sprinkling of BBQ sites that got in somehow, but basically it’s turtles all the way down.

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  1. It appears to be searching “slaw” and “ca” as separate terms. When I search for “” (in quotes, as a phrase) it pulls up a more modest 17,300.

  2. Connie, I’m sure you’re right: 350,000 is a delightfully absurd number. But when I try to leap through the results of my original search (further than I did yesterday), Google fails me at around 750 results. It produces that “the rest are pretty much like this but you can search again and include these results blah blah” but when I click on that link, I’m simply sent back to the beginning and can’t progress more than the basic 700+ results. Is there a Google trick to this that I don’t know? Can you get beyond this number with my original search, i.e. not between quotes?

  3. No, I don’t know the trick for that. I seem to be able to view about 680 results, and then it gives me that message:

    “In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 628 already displayed.If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.”

    Which, as you say, doesn’t let me get any further. Harumph.