A little while back, Google started guessing what you're looking for for you. What I mean is, if you start typing something into their search box, suddenly the top searches form a drop down box. That way, if you are searching for one of the same things everyone else is, you can just select it from the list. (I suppose it saves you a couple seconds worth of typing the remainder of your query. I mean, I'm busy, but not that busy.) Sometimes, I set out to search for one thing and then get sidetracked to something else Google suggested. And sometimes, it can be pretty entertaining.
If you start typing "can blind people see," Google flashes this list:
The first suggestion is legit. And the last three are decent, too. But the second, "Can blind people see the taste of cinnamon toast crunch," is just funny.
This list is essentially based on numbers. In this example, for all of the people who started typing "can blind people see," these five phrases completed the string as the top five searches. Apparently, somewhere between wondering whether blind people see dreams and whether blind people see their dreams, the great Google public wants to know if the seeing-impaired can see the taste of cinnamon toast crunch. I couldn't help but laugh. (Then, I seriously wondered whether this was a joke like the Google/Chuck Norris thing. I honestly don't think so.)
Either General Mills is funding some twisted advertising campaign in cahoots with Google or we searchers are really this idiotic. Unfortunately, I think it's the latter.