Beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo!, there’s a new breed of search engines out there, and they’re letting users search & find some utterly crazy stuff. Here’s a list of 9 of such crazy-coolest search engines on the web:
- Dead Cell Zones offers a searchable map mashup of U.S. dead cellular spots reported by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and some smaller carriers users. UK version.
- Want to what sunglasses Jamie Foxx wore during The Kingdom movie, go to Things You Saw in a Movie and type in either “Jamie Foxx” or “Kingdom” and you’ll quickly get your answer.
- National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has an online database called Storm Events that lists all U.S. weather events going back to 1996, and some (like tornadoes, high winds, and hail) going back to the 1950s.
- Pillbox from U.S. National Institutes of Health is a search engine for identifying unknown pills.
- TypoBuddy is sort of a meta-search engine that makes it easy to find misspelled products on eBay and craigslist.
- Filler Item Finder is a search engine for low-cost Amazon products that you can filter by category, and the results are automatically sorted by lowest-priced items first. Paper clips for 27 cents? Sold.
- StorageFront is a site that doubles as a marketing tool for storage facility owners, but on consumer side it offers a search engine for finding self-storage locations across the U.S.
- Soda Finder is an online store that offers a search engine for rare, old, and discontinued soda pop.
- Nostalgic Candy does for chocolate/sweets what Soda Finder does for beverages.