Google: 7 things you should never look up

Just because Google knows everything, doesn’t necessarily mean we need to know everything that’s on the search engine.


Google is a limitless library filled with all kinds of information about any subject imaginable. Having access to such a vast collection of knowledge comes with its long list of pros and cons, but we can all agree that there are some Google searches that we should just stay away from for various reasons. Here are some of them:

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Google Pacman

Pacman Sigmund/UNSPLASH

Procrastinating on dozens of errands and assignments? You should definitely never type in ‘Google Pacman’ on the search bar. Once you start playing the addictive game, chances are you’ll be playing the game for the rest of the day…


If this isn’t common knowledge by now, it definitely should be. Dr. Google can often turn a mild cough or headache into conditions that are life-threatening. Save yourself the stress by never ever searching up your symptoms online. If you’re truly worried, it is way better to see a doctor and get professional help.

The Slenderman

Google is filled with all sorts of strange images and the Slenderman is definitely the creepiest of the lot. If you hate all things horror, then do yourself a favour and never type this in the search bar, especially at night. It could be the source of nightmares and sleepless nights.

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The Death Clock

Humans are inquisitive creatures that love to know everything—including how long you have to live and when you’re going to die. You can find out your results by simply typing in ‘The Death Clock’ on Google but know that the chances of it being accurate are outstandingly low. Nevertheless, some people may be triggered knowing the exact date of their death (even if it's wrong) so it’s probably best to stay out of this Google page altogether.


Trypophobia  Timothy Dykes/UNSPLASH

Before you actually go on Google to find out what this type of phobia is, you should know that most of us feel extremely uncomfortable looking at the search results. So you may want to take our word for this one.

Trypophobia is the fear or disgust of holes, particularly when there are hundreds of holes in one surface. The images are truly haunting so if you decide to Google the word anyway, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Peanut the Dog

Do you love looking at dog photos on the internet? You may not want to Google ‘Peanut the Dog’ because this dog is far from cute… It’s actually a creepy looking animal that has probably scared more people than the Slenderman. But if you look past its physical appearance, Peanut has actually lived quite a traumatic life. According to its owner, the dog was severely burned as a pup which is why it looks the way it does.

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Do a barrel roll

Google has many neat tricks up its sleeve that not many people know about, but this particular trick can actually be quite nauseating if you can’t stand roller coasters or merry-go-rounds. If you type in ‘do a barrel roll’ into your search engine, the website will do exactly that and rotate 360 degrees.

Google: 8 Googling tips from a tech expert Google: 8 Googling tips from a tech expert