Google and YouTube Celebrate Spring With Their Own Easter Eggs
It’s getting to be that time of year again – Easter is just around the corner. Let’s take a look at some of the most fun Easter eggs provided by our favorite search engine – Google!
An Easter egg is, as defined by Google, “an unexpected or undocumented feature in a piece of computer software or on a DVD, included as a joke or a bonus.”
To see some impressive Google acrobatics, start by typing into your Google search box, “Do a barrel roll” and hit enter.
For those of you who aren’t sufficiently dizzy, type in “tilt” and hit enter. This also works with “askew.”
Google also owns YouTube. If you’re a Star Trek fan, type in “beam me up scotty” to see some seriously cool YouTube transporter effects. Additionally, you can access the Klingon language version of Google here.
If you’re more of a Star Wars kind of person, never fear, Google has you in mind, too. Type in “use the force luke” to see a “force-ified” YouTube results list.
Also, for those of you who are into music, Google Translate will beatbox for you. Simply translate from English to German and use any combination of “bz”, “fz”, and “bschk”s. Google has yet to say whether or not this will actually help in conversations in German.
And, of course Google has many other features such as a playable Pac-Man version of Google, all to be found at http://elgoog.im
Thanks Google, for making our Easter!