Ask Siri to Find You a 7-Eleven, The Response Is Unexpected
If you’re a regular reader here, you already know that Siri can be used for directions, and you know there’s plenty of funny commands to ask, but this one is an unexpected combination of both… Grab your iPhone (or iPad) and ask Siri to find you a 7-Eleven (yes the global 24 hour convenience store), you’ll get a rather unexpectedly hilarious response. For whatever reason, whether it’s intentional or Siri is trolling everyone, Siri turns your 7-11 inquiry into a math problem.
Try it yourself, bring about Siri and say “Find a 7 11”.
Making this even more funny is that Siri properly converts the “7-11” request into the correct spelling of the store chain “7-Eleven”, but nonetheless she/he feeds you a mathematical answer of -4 anyway. You’ll even get a nice number line showing where the number is. In reality, this probably has little to do with Siri and more to do with Wolfram Alpha, the engine behind much of Siri’s behavior and responses that also turns up a plotted graph as a response if fed the 7-Eleven question directly.
Of course you can do intentional math with Siri too by feeding your iOS AI brain some simple equations, genuinely useful for things like calculating tips and other brain-offloading tasks.
This was originally discovered by @kylenw on Twitter and, yes, we can confirm it works exactly as shown in the image, assuming you ask the ‘proper’ (or is it improper?) way.
So that’s your goofy Siri response of the day, perhaps better suited to the funny commands list than anything particularly helpful.