February 15th saw the launch of Google’s new search feature, which served up fun facts atop search results for animals, plants, fruits and vegetable queries that includ the words “fun facts.”
From the Google Search Blog:
Starting today on Google Search, you can find fun facts about living creatures from around the world, making you the most interesting person at the dinner party or the reigning champ at trivia… Ask for a fun fact about something (think plants, animals, fruits and veggies), and ta-da! A trivia tidbit is delivered right at the top of your search results.
The following mobile search for “hippo fun facts” was provided by Google to demonstrate how the fun facts are listed:
There will be some queries, according to Google, where multiple facts will be displayed as the search result page is refreshed.