‘Do a Barrel Roll’ and Several Other Fun Google Easter Eggs

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Ninja Mode

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Head over to Google Reader and enter the classic Contra code on your keyboard (use the arrow keys for the directionals). I shouldn’t have to write this out for you, but it’s up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A.

Poof: Ninja!

Did You Mean…

nagaram

Search for “anagram”—did you mean nag a ram? Or try searching for “recursion” instead. Did you mean recursion? Did you mean recursion? Did you mean recursion? Did you mean recursion? You get the gist.

ASCII Art

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Search for “ASCII art” and you’ll be presented with a Google logo made of ASCII art. If you’d like to learn more about ASCII art, find the most grizzled, burnt-out IT person in your building and ask him or her about it.

Feeling Lucky?

And last but certainly not least, here’s a little fun with Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. These aren’t official Google-created Easter eggs, as the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button takes you directly to the first search result for your query, but some of the results are quirky nonetheless.

Search for “Where is Chuck Norris?” and hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button.

chuck

Aside from the tough-but-fair error message, note that you can select to search pages from Chuck’s beard. Also take heed of the first suggestion.

Other “I’m Feeling Lucky” queries for your amusement:

  • “Google Goth”
  • “Google Gravity”
  • “Google Klingon”
  • “Google Pirate”
  • “Who’s the Cutest?”
  • “Ewmew fudd”
  • “Google Piglatin”

…and about a skillion more. Enjoy!

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