The Tortoise and the Hare

Inspired by a fable by Jean de La Fontaine


Google searches are so numerous that they are now considered instant. When we click the "search" button (without instant search), Google provides several interesting bits of data that tell us about its capacity to retrieve information. Both the speed and number of results found indicate the rareness or abundance, speed or slowness of the information returned.

Google search the words "hare" (lièvre), then "tortoise" (tortue) and compare response times. View the average results by answering the survey and see who is the fastest!

Try the experiment!
Access to the questionnaire
You also found that the tortoise comes in pole position?