Suggestions and questions are welcome and encouraged.
THEMES: Below are links to subsets of these contests, which I call "themes". Most of the contests have been assigned one or more themes, which are indicated with trigraphs. It was not easy going through more than a thousand synposes to make these subjective assignments, so please let me know of any adjustments that should be made.
|PUB DATE||WEEK||TITLE||SYNOPSIS||THEMES||LINKS TO THIS CONTEST||WINNER||LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)|
|March 28, 2004||551||Lost in Translation||Find us some comical translations-and-back using Google translator. Feed some passage of English text into the tool--25 words max--and ask it to translate it into one of the five languages offered; then copy the result back into the tool and ask it to translate that back to English.||GOO LAN||Text file||Kevin Mettinger||Text file|
|July 11, 2004||566||Get Whack||Type a two-word phrase into the Google search engine that produces exactly one result.||GOO||Text file||Pam Sweeney||Text file|
|June 10, 2007||717||Pitch Us a No-Hitter||Send us some genuine Googlenopes. A Googlenope is a phrase or very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with quotation marks around it, produces no hits.||GOO||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version||Malcolm Fleschner||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version|
|March 8, 2008||755||Take Another 'Whack||Send us a phrase of two or more words that produces exactly one Web page on the Google search engine and describe the phrase.||GOO||Text file||Michael Levy||Text file|
|April 12, 2008||760||Whacksy Buildup||Describe any of these Googlewhacks in the form of a question, "Jeopardy"-style.||GOO JEO||Text file||Kevin Dopart||Text file|
|May 9, 2009||816||Googillions||Come up with an original phrase that generates at least 1 million listings on a Google search.||GOO||Text file||Jeff Brechlin|
|April 17, 2010||865||No Googlenopes left||Come up with a humorous Googlenope.||GOO||Text file||Mark Richardson||Text file|
|June 24, 2012||977||Lost in Translation 2.0||Translate a line of text from English into another language using Google Translate; then copy that result and translate it back into English. You may also make intermediate steps into one or more other languages.||GOO LAN||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version||Kevin Dopart||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version|
|November 11, 2018||1305||Hits and Googles||Find us either a Googlenope -- a phrase in quotation marks that generates no previous hits -- or a Googleyup, a phrase that surprisingly does have hits.||GOO WOR||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version||Eric Nelkin||Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version|