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No doubt about it, these phrases don't make much sense. But they are not without significance. The two have something in common, something cool in common - in a geekish sort of way. Both are "googlewhacks," that is, phrases that appear only once in a search of over three billion Web pages.
For those who don't have a life, a new time-waster is emerging on the Internet, a game called "googlewhacking," the invention of some search-obsessed fans of Google.com, the search engine that can quickly scour the length and breadth of the World Wide Web.
The object of googlewhacking is simple enough - even an Internet neophyte can play. A participant types two words into the Google search line with the hopes of pulling off a single search result.
Try, for example, the phrase "burning bush."
Results: Google displays results 1 through 10 of about 324,000. That's a long way from a googlewhack. In fact, we missed by 323,999. The result we are looking for is labeled...