search for "All your base are belong to us", and the first hit turned out to be a Flash file!
I didn't know that Google indexes swf files at all. In fact, I always recommended against using Flash for a site primarily for SEO reasons. Since when did Google start indexing Flash files?
Even more interstingly, the little line below the main hit result link shows a link to "View as HTML". Unfortunately, when I tried, none of these links worked. Looks like Google is broken there.
This is really interesting. Not only is Google able to spider and index swf files, it is also able to potentially convert them to HTML files! How can Google access the content of the swf file? How can it sensibly convert that data to an HTML file? (Can someone please have a look at those "View as HTML" links and tell me what you see?) Has this been going on for some time now?
Check it out for yourself. Google swf.
Update: It appears that I spoke too soon without adequate research. Google has been indexing Flash files for almost a year now. Check it out! Even so, don't you think this Google-Flash thing deserves more attention? How come no one has been talking about it? Can someone shed some light on the topic?