[Googlewhacking] is an innocent passtime whereby someone types two unrelated words into Google with the hope that only one website will be returned by the search engine.


  • You must not use punctuation, quote-marks or numbers.
  • The words that you use must be defined by (If the words are underlined in the Google results bar then this requirement is satisfied.)
  • The site must not simply be a list of words "such as a bibliography, concordance, encyclopedia, glossary, thesaurus, dictionary, domain names, or plain old machine-generated random garbage"
  • If the search fulfils these requirements and your hit is "Results 1 - 1 of xxxx" in the Google results bar then you have found a Googlewhack.

This passtime was unwillingly developed into a minor obsession by Mr Dave Gorman while he was commissioned to write a novel and nourish a beard. The obsession was to the detriment of the former, but demanded the retention of the latter. For life.

The story was documented in his outstanding stage-show - and a book that was nearly as good - "Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure"

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