Google seems to have introduced a new feature to its rapidly growing knowledge graph arsenal that provides instant answers to queries without ever leaving Google.
Try searching for Top rock bands
or Best Indian movies
and you'll be greeted by results in a carousel format, complete with movie posters or band photographs.
That's not all, Google gets more specific - try search for Best Tamil movies
, Best action movies
, Best Hindi movies of 2011
or Best Hindi comedy movies
, Best jazz artists
and, no doubt, much, much more.
Google's Knowledge Graph is an attempt by the dominant search engine to provide answers as quickly and concisely as possible so users don't have to sift through a hodgepodge of Web links displayed on the main results page.
Knowledge Graph was rolled out to users in the US first. While Google claims to have rolled out Knowledge Graph earlier this week to users worldwide, we couldn't replicate the above results on google.co.in. In case you don't see the carousel by clicking on the above links, visit Google's US site by clicking here
or typing google.com/ncr in your address bar and manually searching for these terms.
Let us know what other surprises you uncover - happy hunting!
(With inputs from AP)