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Friday, April 18, 2014

Google Treats & Easter Eggs

Remember the Pokemon on the Google Maps?
Well, Google has more besides just that - a whole collection of easter eggs!  In case you don't know what an easter egg is, it is a hidden feature within another: Wikipedia states that it is an "is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword."Some of us probably remember the old old Excel flying game easter egg that was executed by a series of commands, but there were many beyond that.

Here are a few fun ones:

In Google Search 

  • Do a barrel roll: Type Do a barrel roll
  •  Bacon number (actor) : Type in the words ‘Bacon number’ (without quotes), followed by an actor or actresses name. Google will come back with how closely he/she has been to Kevin Bacon. (Although this does not seem as accurate as the Oracle of Bacon, but then seriously? Is it that important? Hee!)
  • What is the loneliest number: Type What is the loneliest number
  • Type:  the answer to life the universe and everything

  • Type: Askew 
  • Type Tilt 
    • these work the same
  • Type Zerg Rush
  • Type Once in a blue moon

Sudo, make me a sandwich: Using Google Voice Action feature say “Google, Make me a sandwich”; your phone will answer  “What? Make it yourself”, "OK",  or “You’re a sandwich”.

Easter in Eggs in Microsoft office
Google Easter Eggs you might have missed
List of Google Hoaxes and Easter Eggs

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