1. Work out probabilities
Enter “24 coin tosses” to see a detailed breakdown of the resulting probabilities. It works with cards to Try “probability 3 queens 2 jacks”.
2. Get Scrabble scores for words
Wolfram Alpha is a Scrabblers best friend: Put “scrabble” in front of any word (e.g. “scrabble zookeeper”) to find out the resulting score in the board game.
3. Look up nutritional information
You can get nutritional information about all kinds of foods and meals right from Wolfram Alpha. Give “subway turkey breast sub” a go, for example.
4. See utility prices over time
Wolfram Alpha can tap into historical prices for various utilities as well-input “price of electricity in san francisco” and adapt accordingly.
5. Apply image filters
Not only can Wolfram Alpha show images, it can apply filters to them: “gaussian blur monkey image” for example. Click here for the full list.
6. Compare websites
Want to know how Facebook’s traffic compares with Google’s? Or their respective rankings? Submitting “facebook.com vs google.com” will tell you.
7. List anagrams
You can get anagrams for any single word you like as well-just enter “anagrams” followed by the word you want mixed up to see a list.
8. Make sense of your family tree
Family trees can be real head-scratchers but Wolfram Alpha is here to help. Input a query like “father’s cousin’s grandchildren” to see your link to them.
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