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TIL (Today I learned) about Google’s Easter Eggs and So Will You

One of the best things about the internet now-a-days is just how much nerdy awesomeness is contained in every little bit.   Take, for instance, this blog: where one can learn about all sorts of things, from social issues, to a fun craft project, even suggestions on a good book to read.

Why did I include this random photo of easter eggs, (courtesy luigi diamanti) you ask?  Well, I can tell you – it’s not because I’m looking forward to spring already.  (As an aside, I think I may have been one of the only Pittsburghers who was actually excited to see snow last Saturday when I woke up.) No, no.  It’s because of the new (to me) definition of easter eggs I found in the:

So, the term Easter Egg refers to an instance where an “inside joke” is hidden in any sort of visual media.  It originates from the film Rocky Horror Picture Show, where the cast had an Easter Egg Hunt, didn’t find all the eggs, and you can see some of them on screen.

Apparently, Google has a bunch of awesome nerdy jokers on staff who have hidden these eggs all over the search engine.  Google’s not the only site with a sense of humor though, you can find these hidden jokes all over the web.   So, now, without further ado, the list you’ve all been waiting for!

  • Google the phrase, “Do a barrell roll”.  CAUTION: Don’t do this if you’re nauseous.
  • Google the phrase, “Tilt”.
  • Log in to Facebook and scroll all the way down to the bottom, and click on English (US) and change your language to English (Pirate) or English (Upside Down)
  • If you’re really diggin’ the Pirate talk, go to THIS LINK in google.
  • Gamers may know the Konami Code (a cheat code best known from Contra) – up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start/enter.  If you go to gamestop.com and enter the code, it’ll take you directly to the Contra cheat codes page.  If you enter the code as soon as you open your google reader, it’ll put a little ninja on there for your enjoyment!
  • Using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser, type the phrase “about:mozilla” (without the quotes) and you’ll see a lovely quote from The Book of Mozilla.

Have you found other Easter Eggs?

List courtesy of the following:




My Pointless: A Useless Collection of Nothing and Everything


LeeAnn Anna

One Response

  1. There’s an easter egg on the CLP – Teen website! (http://www.carnegielibrary.org/teens) Look near the top left – if you see something that doesn’t quite belong, click it.

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