Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Curse of Flaming Nora

Hacking Google Chrome with the IDD research method led to my A-Z of busted mythsAnd it even led to a paradigm changing discovery (Nullius in Verba 2014   ).
But "Flaming Nora"! Searching for the origins of that expletive just crashed Google Chrome
1 First result searching the entire 19th century draws a weird complete blank:
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Searching Google on "Flaming Nora" for the entire 19th century crashed Google on 20th July 2016
2 Second try on the same search parameters returns an apology and explanation:
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Searching Google Books on "Flaming Nora" for entire 19th century on 20 July 2016

"We're sorry but it appears that there has been an internal server error while processing your request. Our engineers have been notified and are working to resolve the issue.

Please try again later."
Flaming Nora! Because Google worked fine on everything else before and after. I made many repeated attempts but it just kept crashing on just this one search parameter.
How weird.
I love it!

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