For the past couple of days or so, people on social media are going a little nuts about how Google doesn"t understand how many legs a steed or snake have. If you shot to Google it, Google will tell friend horses have six legs and also snakes have 4 legs - this is no joke.

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Try that by in search of and you will certainly get:

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Try :

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Danny Sullivan from Google said Google got it wrong and the team is looking how they deserve to mess increase on something for this reason obvious. He wrote on Twitter "We"re aware of that. It"s also a pretty weird case. It"s a find that"s not frequently done because people largely currently know how plenty of legs a equine has. And also there"s no a lot of authoritative contents on the topic since who"s writing about something well known like this...."

Here are his tweets, back he more than likely responded to end a dozen complaints about this on Twitter:

As because that what will happen, once we encounter things choose this, us look to understand why what gained selected gave a false hopeful & work to boost so one entire range of queries it s okay better. Here"s more on just how that uses to featured snippets: https://t.co/S7Es573vRm

— Danny Sullivan (
dannysullivan) April 29, 2019

At the very least Google to know how plenty of legs spiders and also humans have, because that now, till someone ~ above the web makes Google look like a fool?

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It is really no that uncommon to uncover queries with featured snippets whereby Google just gets the wrong. We might literally point out examples like this on a day-to-day basis. But it is a lot better than what the was once featured snippets first launched.

How did this happen? more than likely from a piece of content on Wikipedia that Google trusts also much. However hey.

Interesting allude made through
PolarBearby ~ above this yesterday the this might have emerged as a result of "fore" converted to "four" (2 x "fore" legs and four foot = 6 legs) in misspelling module.

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— Dawn Anderson (
dawnieando) April 30, 2019

No, they gained it from a Wikipedia web page that supplies the subject as an instance in what no to do. Https://t.co/Lc5YpFUtxi