Dec 12, 2011

Paranoid Much? Spell Illuminati Backwards in Google

About a week ago my brother in Colorado posted something funny on my Facebook wall. He told me to go to Google and type in Illuminati backwards. For those of you that have a hard time writing words in reverse Illuminate backwards is Itanimulli. I think he posted it because I have been writing a lot of Facebook updates about freaky government stuff like SOPA and NDAA (Which by the way scare the crap out me!)

Most of you have probably seen the Da Vinci Code, so you probably already have at least heard of The Illuminati. Some of you haven’t though. So first let’s answer the question for you non-conspiracy theorist types. What is, or who is The Illuminati? According to Wikipedia:

The Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real (historical) and fictitious. Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. In more modern contexts the name refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order. In this context the Illuminati are usually represented as a modern version or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati.

Oooh, scary! A Secret society! A group of unknown, super powerful elite that control the puppet strings of the world. Many a paranoid conspiracy theorist talks about these guys a lot! So what happens if you look them up on Google with their name reversed? Why you get this:

itanimulli - Google Search - Google Chrome_2011-12-08_14-13-29

That’s right, the top search result for Itanimulli is the home page for the National Security Agency (NSA)! Coincidence? You decide!

Edit: According to a post that Bauer-Power reader @dantecl sent me from Arthur Goldwag's blog, the reason Google's top search result for Itanimulli is because a man named John Fenley bought and set it up as a 301 redirect to as a practical joke.

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