Google may be a big company with a huge turnover and thousands of staff worldwide, but the company still has a sense of humour.
From time to time they insert little “Easter eggs” into the search engine or do something quite playful.
Remember the 1980’s style low resolutions graphics on Google Maps a couple of weeks ago?
A few months ago they introduced the “barrel roll”. Just search for “do a barrel roll” on Google and watch your screen rotate before your eyes.
More recently it’s introduced at least two others.
Googling for “askew” gets you this:
Which is fun and illustrates the word’s meaning pretty clearly 🙂
But how about this one? Do a Google search for “zerg rush” and you’ll unlock yet another “easter egg”. This time round it’s a fully playable game in tribute to Starcraft.
What other Google easter eggs have you come across?
- Beyond the barrel roll: Google’s Easter eggs (news.cnet.com)
- ‘Zerg rush’ chews up Google search (cnn.com)
- “Zerg Rush” Google Easter Egg: Play a Starcraft-Inspired Game (searchenginewatch.com)
- Google’s latest Easter Egg turns search results into a game. Do a search for “Zerg Rush”. (thenextweb.com)
A bit of a geekier one, but if you google “recursion”, well… You’ll see. 😉
Searching for “answer to life, the universe and everything” triggers the calculator and gives the usual answer 😉
“do a barrel roll” makes the page do a 360 degree horizontal spin.