RE: What should we not ask Google?
Never, I repeat NEVER , search your ILLNESS on Google.
I had severe fever, sore throat, cold, felt weakness in body. My school and coaching was going on, so I wanted to recover from the illness as soon as possible. I googled the above mentioned symptoms.
Any guesses what Google came up with ?
Ebola. FREAKING EBOLA!
This was year 2014. There was an Ebola outbreak in November 2014, i.e, the time of my illness :/
I researched a bit about Ebola. I got to know that the largest Ebola outbreak in 2014 was in Africa. My neighbourhood was home to many African students! What if some infected person returned from there ?
All this, couldn’t be a mere coincidence. At first, I trembled. But by the time night came, I had already accepted it. I phoned my parents and talked ( you know, the usual stuff ). Then, I went for a walk.
“It’s strange. I should be worried, but a sense of peace is settling over me”, I thought.
According to Wikipedia, death by Ebola occurs after 6 to 16 days. I recovered from my illness (read : cold) after 3 days -_-
I was being naive. Never have I been happier to be proven wrong 🙂
Lesson learnt : Never trust your search engine to help you with your illness.