Google Works To Fix How Many Legs Horses & Snakes Have

  •   December 27, 2019

For the past few days or so, folks on social media are going a bit nuts about how Google doesn’t know how many legs a horse or snake have. If you try to Google it, Google will tell you horses have six legs and snakes have four legs – this is no joke.

Try it by searching for [how many legs does a horse have] and you will get:

click for full size

Try [how many legs does a snake have]:

click for full size

Danny Sullivan from Google said Google got it wrong and the team is looking how they can mess up on something so obvious. He wrote on Twitter “We’re aware of that. It’s also a pretty weird case. It’s a search that’s not often done because people largely already know how many legs a horse has. And there’s not a lot of authoritative content on the topic because who’s writing about something well known like this….”

Here are his tweets, although he probably responded to over a dozen complaints about this on Twitter:

At least Google knows how many legs spiders and humans have, for now, until someone on the internet makes Google look like a fool?

click for full size

click for full size

It is really not that uncommon to find queries with featured snippets where Google simply gets it wrong. We could literally point out examples like this on a daily basis. But it is a lot better than what it was when featured snippets first launched.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

This marketing news is not the copyright of Scott.Services – please click here to see the original source of this article. Author: (Barry Schwartz)

For more SEO, PPC, internet marketing news please check out

Why not check out our SEO, PPC marketing services at

We’re also on: