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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg Apps
I just discovered a cool easter egg in Sherlock. Open Sherlock and go to the dictionary. Leave the "word to define" field empty and click the green search button. Although it will say "No results found," you'll also get a list of spelling suggestions that includes zip, nada goose egg, zip, and zilch. The result of searching for "nothing." Cool!

[robg adds: There are so few easter eggs in OS X, I thought this was worth a mention ... and it's clearly something that was added to Sherlock, as a visit directly to either Bartleby.com or Dictionary.com shows that searching for blanks does not return anything at all.]
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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: shreddiez on Apr 09, '03 10:43:33AM
Searching for a blank term on dictionary.com does return the definition of "nothing" (well, at least for me it does!) try this link...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=&db=*

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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Apr 09, '03 02:25:03PM

oddly those results are diffrent from the results that sherlock are giving!

weird....

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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: Walter Basil on Apr 10, '03 11:22:01AM

These are more features of dictionary.com than they are of Sherlock. Just go to the website and type them all in, and receive the same results. Also try evil empire and borg, etc.



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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: scottstu on Apr 09, '03 07:29:44PM

An easter egg within an easter egg? When you search for nothing you get a long list of nothings. Pick nada from the list and look at the definition. It's a blank page.



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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: iPodder on Apr 09, '03 08:57:33PM

Oh yeah, try these:

bill gates
windoze
microsoft

They are pretty funny.



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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: myndlinksw on Apr 09, '03 09:44:36PM

hehe, yea, not easter eggs though, Dictionary.com lists 'em ;)



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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: nwerner on Apr 10, '03 02:10:32AM

Have you tried Steve Jobs?????



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A useless but fun Sherlock easter egg
Authored by: frobebe on Apr 10, '03 02:29:33AM

"beos" and "bebox" yield interesting results as well.



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