Back by popular demand, it’s the Internet Easter egg hunt brought to you by Google…
If you’re a fan of these activities, then you won’t want to miss out on the hidden “Easter eggs”, or tricks, games and other fun stuff the programmers at Google have tucked away in their search engine for your entertainment.
How in the world do you find these super cool nerdy treasures, you ask? Well, give some of these search tips a try and see what pranks you can locate!
Just open Google in your favorite browser and search…
- Do a Barrel Roll—See the results page roll over.
- Super Mario Brothers—Be prepared for a flashback to the 90s!
- Festivus—Adds a Festivus pole to the left side of the screen. If you don’t know what that means, you must not be a Seinfeld fan so do a regular Google search for more info.
- I’m feeling curious or fun fact—Snag random trivia and the chance to get additional fun factoids. Warning: This can be the beginning of an addiction!
- Tilt or askew—The results appear slightly tilted to the right.
- Google in 1998—The page will look like it did about 18 years ago.
- Super Mario Bros—View an info card to the right with details about the game. Added bonus: Click the coin block to collect coins and earn a 1up.
- Zerg Rush—Watch your search results get attacked by the Google Os, which you can defeat by clicking on them.
- Flip a coin—Prompts a card with an animated coin flip.
- Roll a die—Prompts a card that randomly rolls a standard six-sided die.
- Atari Breakout—Get your big hair on and play a version of the hit game Breakout from the 80s.
- Play dreidel—Enjoy ten seconds of an interactive dreidel-spinning game.
- Webdriver torso—Transforms the Google logo into a series of blinking blocks.
- Anagram—Triggers a response asking, “Did you mean: Nag A Ram.” (Get it? Ha, ha!)
And my all-time favorite:
- Google Pacman—Returns a card that that links to a pop-up screen of the famous 80’s arcade game
- T-Rex Mini Game—We’ve all seen the dreaded “no network connectivity” T-Rex show up when the internet isn’t working, but what you may not realize is that this is also a game. It’s an endless runner where you, as T-Rex, have to run as far as you can, jumping over cacti and pterodactyls as they come your way.