The 7 Best Google Hoaxes (That You Wish Were Real)

  • June 27, 2010
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Google Gulp

What It Is:

Google Gulp is designed to make your internet surfing and searching more efficient by increasing your intelligence. It has a realtime DNA scanner that maps your individual genome and fine tunes this cocktail for your brain. It even comes in four flavors: Beta Carroty, Glutamate Grape, Sugar-Free Radical, and Sero-Tonic Water.


Why You Wish It Was Real:

While the increase in efficiency would be appreciated, the more sought after benefit would be becoming smarter. People dedicate their lives to doing so. They invest money, time, and energy into expanding their knowledge. There isn’t a single person who wouldn’t be desperate to get their hands on a drink that would catapult them from point A to point B and skip all the effort in between.



Google Copernicus Center

What It Is:

Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering, abbreviated G.C.H.E.E.S.E. (because the moon is made of cheese), is a research facility on the moon designed to utilize solar energy and take advantage of no cost cooling.


Why You Wish It Was Real:

Did you catch the part about how it’s on the moon? Even a boring cubicle job is interesting in outer space. It’s one thing to go to the moon. It’s another thing to top Neil Armstrong and make a living and a life on the moon. It would open the doors to everyone who dreams of going to outer space but doesn’t meet the qualifications of becoming an astronaut. The moon would no longer be an elite experience. But it would be a very long time before the wow factor wore off and it became run of the mill.




What It Is:

Google and Virgin Group team up to bring you Project Virgle. The mission of this project is to colonize Mars and make it suitable for humans to live on beginning in 2014. Applications can be filled out on the web.


Why You Wish It Was Real:

Topping the Moon on the list of most desired destinations is Mars. For centuries, this planet has tantalized, fascinated, and perplexed us. For decades, the idea of visiting and living on the planet has done the same. It has been considered to be a fantasy by many and an inevitability by some. With the prospect of overcrowding becoming more and more of a reality, scientists are beginning to legitimately think about the idea of creating a second home for humanity on Mars. Many wonder if this is even possible. But the real question is, will the toilets provide free wireless internet?


Written by Kathryn Gardiner – Copyrighted © Image Sources

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