16 Searches You Can Run On Wolfram Alpha That Don’t Work On Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.

1. Work out probabilities

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

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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