Google autocomplete’s 15-step infinite loop starts and ends with love

While walking up the high street this morning, I suddenly wondered whether there was an infinite loop triggered by following autocomplete results in Google. The methodology would be thus.

  1. Type <Google> into Google and take a note of the first autocomplete suggestion.
  2. Type that extension into Google and see what that term’s first autocomplete suggestion was.
  3. Repeat step 2. until the loop was closed. I.e. the same term occurred twice.

If you type <Google> into Google, its first autocomplete suggestion is for <Google Maps>. Search for <maps> and you’re prompted with <Maps quest>. And so on. Below is the full set of results.

And here we loop back to step six.

(For the record, this post was autocompletely useless.)


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