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December 14, 2010

Crack your oars men!

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1292371186 ) Play

Another guest question. This one is from Dibyo . Thanksu saa!

What is this? What is it a reference to?

Dr.Strangelove has aptly said that the whole point of having a guest question in your mind is lost if you keep it a secret! so, tell us about it at boiledbeans@gmail.com

Cracked by: Kaustubh , apar , krudebox , Pawankumar Hegde , shrik , Rogi , SV , shrey , jowens , dineshk , AmK , vinayaknp , byslexia , Manish Achuth , Logik , duriel , Bharath , Dibyo , Thejas V R , raklodramA , santoshG , mankuTimma , Arjun , Moju21 , wanderlust , udupendra , v.chandrashekar , Arjun B , xeqtor , Goyal , vkamath , Sumanth Patlolla , Raghuvansh , ragwho , Vinay Nair Karath , Siddarth Pai and Piyush

Answer:
Google Books’s 404 page of sorts, which is a reference to Moby Dick!


47 Responses to “Crack your oars men!”

  1. Google Books.


  2. apar
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    The error page from Google Books.
    I guess it references both Twitter’s ‘Fail Whale’ and Moby Dick?


  3. krudebox
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    Google eBooks’ error page mimicking/paying tribute to Twitter/Moby Dick


  4. Pawankumar Hegde
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    This is the google e-book error page It is reference to Captain Ahab and infamous moby dick. http://www.gearlog.com/2010/12.....n_fail.php


  5. twitter..


  6. shrik
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    http://books.google.com/googlebooks/error.html

    Google Books error page, a dual tribute to the Twitter Fail Whale and Moby Dick, with Capt. Ahab being super dejected at seeing yet another gray coloured whale.


  7. Rogi
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    Google’s ebook search error page.
    It’s a nod to twitter’s fail whale and their nod to Moby Dick.


  8. SV
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    Google Books error message, inspired from Twitter’s fail whale


  9. shrey

    Google Books. Reference to the Twitter Fail Whale and Moby Dick.


  10. jowens
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    It’s the Google eBookstore can’t-find-this splash screen, referencing Twitter’s Fail Whale.


  11. dineshk
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    Google Books whale fail – it is evidently inspired by Twitter’s fail whale but Google can claim its a reference to Moby Dick.


  12. AmK
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    Google’s ebook error page. Reference to Twitter’s Fail Whale.


  13. Ananth
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    Twitter 404 page, reference to the Fail Whale.


  14. vinayaknp

    Google Books error page in case it cant find the book.


  15. byslexia

    Google books’ “page not found”-page. Reference to twitter’s fail whale.


  16. Manish Achuth
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    Google Books. This is a tribute to Fail whale of twitter.


  17. Logik
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    The new revamped site for Google Books has this as their 404 error page equivalent.
    http://books.google.com/googlebooks/error.html

    Reference obviously to Fail Whale of twitter, the defacto standard of “Sorry, We dun’ goofed” on the web.


  18. stinky94

    Twitter Fail Whale.. when twitter experiences an outage, this is the error message.


  19. duriel
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    Google Books
    Refers to Twitter ‘Fail Whale’


  20. Bharath
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    Google ebooks fail page similar to the twitter whale fail page and also possibly to Moby Dick


  21. Dibyo
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    gogle books/moby dick reference (and twitter fail whale reference)


  22. Dibyo
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    google books/moby dick reference (and twitter fail whale reference)


  23. Google eBooks’ error page, an obvious reference to Twiter’s Fail Whale.


  24. Google Books


  25. santoshG

    Google books error page, in reference to Twitters over capacity error page


  26. mankuTimma
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    Error page of Google Books. Thought it is a reference to Twitter’s error page but some articles say it might be a reference to Moby Dick.


  27. Arjun

    This is google bookstore’s whale fail, parody of twitter fail whale


  28. Moju21

    When Google Books can’t find the page you are looking for, it gives you a Whale Fail error page, an obvious tribute to Twitter’s famous Fail Whale.


  29. google books. reference to failwhale of twitter.


  30. udupendra
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    Google Books’s ‘fail whale’. Reference to Captain Ahab and Moby Dick


  31. google e book store-broken link(reference to twitter &
    hermann melville’s capt ahab)


  32. Google Books ad.
    References to Moby Dick and Twitter’s Fail Whale.


  33. Kaustabh

    Twitter Fail Whale


  34. aditthya

    twitter whale fail


  35. A reference to the “fail whale” message shown on Twitter when there are too many tweets


  36. Anonymous

    Twitter


  37. Shubhendu Saha

    Twitter Downtime


  38. xeqtor

    Google’s new fail page.


  39. Goyal
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    Google Books – Moby Dick, Twitter


  40. vkamath

    this is the new google books error page, in ‘honour’ i guess of the twitter fail whale


  41. Sumanth Patlolla
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    When Google Books can’t find the page you are looking for,it gives you a lovely Whale Fail error page, an obvious tribute to Twitter’s famous Fail Whale


  42. Raghuvansh
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    Google Books’ version of Twitter’s Fail Whale


  43. Google Docs using the fail whale a la Twitter.


  44. SS

    Twitter.


  45. Vinay Nair Karath

    twitter outage message. moby dick??


  46. Siddarth Pai

    Google books

    copying twitter’s whale fail


  47. Piyush

    Google E-books page not found modeled after twitter. Reference to ahab and moby dick.


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