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Offline Sassygirlj

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Re: Googling/message boards
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 09:21:59 PM »
Ok I haven't googled since I posted but I am constantly checking!!!! What a vicious cycle.
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Re: Googling/message boards
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2014, 03:29:52 AM »
 Glad I could help!

I have a couple of friends who have had frankly ridiculous results on google for some very common symptoms and I resolved to never put myself through that wringer again. :)

One was a guy who was having some problem when urinating. He googled and it said kidney failure. It scared the bollocks out of him so he went to the doctor. Do you know what it was? Too much beetroot. :D

The other friend googled twitching eyelid and the most bizarre result came up... Eyelid cancer. I have NEVER heard of someone with eyelid cancer. The chances of that even happening must be absolutely minuscule and yet there it was... Practically number one in the list of results.

That proved to me that although googles algorithms are pretty amazing. They are absolutely not foolproof and they DO NOT bring up the most likely candidates for any symptom.
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