Google has been known for quite a few pranks (no, Android is not one), and their latest joke took nearly five days to uncover.

When you use your mobile device to search Google for the term “tilt” or “askew,” as pictured above, the search will return with the results tilted ever so slightly to the right. The trick works on both iOS and Android devices.

While I don’t see why anyone would search for that term in the first place (which is probably why it took so long to uncover), it is a nice little joke. Perhaps you could play a trick on your friends by claiming that the screen is “broken.”

Test it out for yourself by simply launching Mobile Safari on your iDevice and googling the term “tilt” or “askew.”

Does anyone else find this kind of pointless?

[Google Web Forums]

  • Koppis


  • Pieter.steenssens

    “Google has been known for quite a few pranks (no, Android is not one)”
    Great one
    The joke, also

  • Wade

    FUCK YOU!! everyone on this site is a fucking loser with to much time on their hands, YOU’RE ALL GAY!!!!!!!!!!! n

    • Bb

      Look who’s talking ! The gayest !

      • JimmyK

        Your mum

    • Bb

      Look who’s talking !

    • Burge

      Looks like your not liked on here .
      I wonder why …

    • Binary-Stalker

      Mind giving a reason why you have that opinion, Burge? It can’t be resolved unless you say.

      If we’re all so gay and losers, then why are you still here?

      The authors don’t have too much time on their hands. That’s right. AUTHORS. And we make time to read this site, just like you did, troll.

      Have a nice life.

      • Binary-Stalker

        Sorry Burge, wrong name.

    • QBert

      But trolling websites like this doesn’t mean you have too much time on your hands? Nice try you fucking dip shit.

      • Binary-Stalker

        Irrelevant, not my point.

        You spend time here to troll, while you could be doing other things. Us, however, make PRODUCTIVE and USEFUL comments relevant to the subject. If you can’t do such a thing, please refrain from posting.

    • 8lo88y

      lmao im as straight as a straightest thing can be but i dont mind bein called gay, lifes too short to be concerned over such accusations, besides theres too much bigotry in this world to waste my thoughts on shits like you. have a great day 🙂

    • javierE186

      Awww love you 2 waddie pookie bear 😉 lol

    • Joel

      you want to “fuck”me and I’m gay? are you 12 or just a hater? deal with your issues.

  • google you’ll always be in my heart!

  • JimmyK

    Also happens if u google the word crooked

  • amit

    try typing in ‘helvetica’ hehehe good old comic sans

  • John Doe

    searching for: ” slanted ” does it too 😀 found that myself 🙂

    • XepptizZ

      Damn, beat me to it.

  • mripod64

    lol i love google 🙂

  • Wade


    • Binary-Stalker

      How so?

      • Wade

        You like it in the ass and spend all your time on a gay website jacking off to the iPhone, you’re clearly a FAGGOT!!!

    • Bam Bam

      I heard wade likes it up the ass….

  • Binary-Stalker

    Irrelevant answer. I come here to learn and for enjoyment. How am I a ‘faggot’ for enjoying these articles?

    Your comments are uncalled for, and you have yet to produce a visible response for any of my questions, Wade.

    • Binary-Stalker

      Typo, visible should’ve been viable.

  • Binary-Stalker

    You also came back for whichever reason. I assume you like harassing people? You do know all you type is being recorded by officials?

    • XepptizZ

      I’m surprised anyone still tries to reason with whoever it is at all. He clearly gets his enjoyment solemly from reactions to his ridiculous comments. Probably out of envy or compensation for his social disabilities in normal life. Furthermore it is deductible that wade’s age is somewhere during puberty. A phase where he has little notion of the consequences of his actions.

      In real life he would deserve no more then the phrase “let the grown-ups talk” and I see no reason to indulge him in the virtual world.

      • Dan

        There are people who are going through puberty that are mature :/

  • Gary


  • None of these work on the iPad maybe I have a homophobic iPad lmao!!!

    • Dan

      Check if you have instant search checked on, i had to check it off to get it to work.

    • XepptizZ

      Actually I’m more then confident you actually do have a homophobic ipad :p

  • Nomi

    wade is a gay ass loser wade suck on ur moms ^{^}%{%#