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14 Fun Google Search Easter Eggs

by on October 22, 2019
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Google loves having a bit of fun. For instance, if you head to Google Street View, you can explore Susan's Garage — aka Google Worldwide Headquarters — where Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally created Google. The space has been restored to is 90s-era glory and then, of course, digitized to Google for our entertainment.

While this Easter egg offers a nostalgic look back at Google's origins, it's far from the first the company has made. From games to pop culture references, typing the right terms into a Google search can offer up some clever surprises.

14 of our favorite Google Easter eggs

Barrel roll

1. Do a barrel roll: Causes your browser screen to spin (i.e. do a barrel roll) before it settles into the standard Google search listing.

2. Askew: makes the search screen tilt to the side.

3. Anagram: Asks if you meant nag a ram.

The loneliest number

4. The loneliness number: Brings up a calculator with "1" in the data field.

Atari Breakout in Google image search

5. Atari Breakout: Do an image search for Atari Breakout and you'll get to play a browser-based version of Breakout.

Pacman game in Google search

6. Pacman: Search for Pacman and you can play the game laid out in a Google Doodle  board.

Thanos Google search

7. Thanos: Doing a search for Thanos will bring up a knowledge box (usually at the top right, though you may have to scroll down). Click on Thanos' gauntlet and the fingers will snap, making your search results disappear one at a time.

Googe in 1998 search term

8. Google in 1998Changes the site to look like its 1998 version.

9. Tic tac toe: Loads a tic tac toe search panel, letting you get in a quick game (or two) in between searches.

T-Rex Run

10. T-Rex Run: If you're using the Chrome browser and don't have internet access, open a new tab in your browser and hit the space bar when the see the T-Res and the "No Internet" message.

Then there are some that are useful:

Flip a coin

11. Flip a coin: Flips a virtual coin for you and lets you know whether it came up heads or tails.

12. Roll a die: Rolls a virtual six-sided die for you. You can also choose a 4, 8, 10, 12 or 20-sided die. 

Breathing exercise Google search

13. Breathing exercise: Guides you through a one-minute breathing exercise to help with meditation and destressing.

14. Metronome: Loads a metronome that you can adjust from 40 to 218 beats per minute.

Updated on 10/22/2019 with new Easter Eggs

[Image credit: Google search on phone via BigStockPhoto]

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