A search engine can be a nifty tool. Besides directing you to websites that can give you answers about people, places, and things, a search engine can also answer quick questions for you.

For example, get the definition of an unfamiliar word by just typing it in.

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Aren’t sure how to spell a word?  Just ask.

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Need help figuring planning a drive? Get a distance and driving directions just by asking.

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Not sure when meat is safe to eat?  Just ask.

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Need to convert money? Just type it in.

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How about a phone number for a local business?

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Metric conversion is also simple.

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Or a quick translation of a word or phrase.

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Try checking movie showtimes.

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Or check a score.

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Google can also give you a calorie count for your dinner.

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And just for fun, type “zerg rush” into the Google search box and hit the magnifying glass. Watch to see what happens.

There’s still a lot more Google and other search engines can do for you. Just try typing in a question and see what happens.

~ Cynthia