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Google image search and "&"?

For some unknown reason, I tried to do a google image search for "&&&&&&&", and it returns seemingly random results.  I tried variations on the number of &'s, and they all seem to return different things, even up into 20 or 30 &'s in a row.  Anyone have any idea what's up with that?

sir_flexalot
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

haven't you got more important things to do?

You should be focusing on your programming job 8 hours per day.  Don't even stop to piss!

muppet
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

"haven't you got more important things to do?"

Look who's talking.


Wednesday, August 04, 2004

apparently my anonymous friend is unfamiliar with sarcasm.

He's also a craven coward who can't put his FICTIONAL name to things he writes.

muppet
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Unsurprizingly it means that exact string was on the page the image was found on.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Kids, don't MAKE me turn this forum around... I'll do it, just watch me!

Dad
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

I also get varing results depending wether I typed in "sports cars", "Britney Spears", or "ice scating". I can't figger out why though!

Gary van der Merwe
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Juist me has found the answer.

Look at this example.

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Woops,  here's the link
http://www.deepbluevoices.de/bio/

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

better answer:

http://www.lipincheng.com.cn/new-b/new-b-7/new-b-7.htm

Kenny
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

What's random about that? Those are pages with ampersands in them.

www.MarkTAW.com
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

If you scat whilst icing you have greater problems than just using Google.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

You'd have to be a pretty brave fellow to type "scating" into Google.

At least it wasn't a Google Image Search... yikes.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Yes - I know I can't spell.

Gary van der Merwe
Thursday, August 05, 2004

That is not random. That search is meaningful. The web page contains Ampersnads of course. Go to the HTML source and search there. &&&'s will be there!

Regards,
T. Hussain

T. Hussain
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

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