The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.
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Google was definitely ahead of that whole talking goat meme. Google Translate for Animals delves into Dr. Dolittle territory by allowing us to decipher barks, meows, moos, growls and other utterances from our non-human friends. And since it's a mobile app, you can bring Translate for Animals to wherever an animal is making noise -- backyard, barnyard, savannah or forest. Google says it worked closely with leading language synthesis mavens and "animal cognitive linguistics" experts to develop this groundbreaking app. And what if your pet's thoughts turn out to be, well, a bit dull-witted? Google recommends translating animals "higher up in the food chain" -- think cats, not hamsters -- for more enlightening banter. Sorry, iPhone users, Translate for Animals is Android only.
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