Here, Let Google Help You Procrastinate

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

On Tuesday, Google unveiled a new logo. Now, it has a new, fun feature—literally. Just type “fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious” into your Google search bar and, well, you’ll see.

Asking Google for “fun facts” brings up a textbox of a randomly generated question and its answer, along with sourcing information. Factoid lovers have praised the addition of a source, pointing to popular Twitter accounts that offer “facts” that often prove to be incorrect, or at least lacking in context.

Want more? Hit “Ask Another Question.” It’s like a Wikipedia hole, but even more accessible. The feature has already been hailed as a “procrastinator’s dream.” You’re welcome.

The new feature joins various other Google “Easter eggs,” including this “I’m feeling lucky” button update from 2012, and a hidden homage to “A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.”