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Googling 19 consecutive equal signs

A Google search for 19 consecutive equal signs yields zero results.

19 consecutive equal signs

Maybe 19 is too many. Let’s try a lower number. Googling ten equal signs also gives you nothing. Ok, let’s try five. Nothing. Four? Nope. Four equal signs has no results.

But three. Three is the magic. number! Three equal signs is where we start to see something. In fact, there are 61,000,000 results. Mostly, about comparison operators in programming.

Why am I searching for a bunch of equal signs? I accidentally pasted them into Google. I use a bunch of equal signs to make lines in my plain text documents.

Here’s the Google results in a fun chart: 

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=== 61,000,000 results
== 274,000,000 results
=  294,000,000 results

When you look at the URL for the 19 equal signs, it’s kinda cool.

https://www.google.com/search?num=100&ei=Kk5zWvnyNcaZ8QXs6pjQBQ&q=%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D&oq=%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D

The HTML entity for an equal sign is “%3D”, so a whole string of those characters makes it look like you are going on 3D overload!

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