Ready to Waste Your Day? Google 'Fun Facts'

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By Keith Wagstaff

We have all been there, randomly Googling terms or browsing Wikipedia in a futile effort to entertain ourselves. Now, Google has made wasting time easier than ever with "fun facts."

Just type "fun facts" into the Google search bar and you will get a fun fact at the top of your search results.

Such information nuggets obtained in this way: geese were the first bird domesticated by man, there are about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes in the world, and Elton John is indeed a knight.

Of course, the facts gleaned from Google are only as good as their sources -- some stem from Wikipedia, while others come from news organizations, government websites and other reputable places.

For those who haven't seen the new Google logo, this gives them a chance to bring up the site, pass judgement, and then learn some new facts to impress or annoy friends with.