There’s a Secret Dinosaur Game in Your Chrome Browser

February 29, 2016 Updated: February 29, 2016

Starbucks has a secret menu. Google Chrome has a secret dinosaur game

When your Chrome browser can’t connect to the internet, the error page shows an icon of a tiny T-Rex. 

But that icon isn’t just for show, it’s also the avatar in a simple obstacle game that you can unlock by pressing the SPACE bar. 

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The T-Rex trots along the desert, jumping up over cactus plants when you press the space bar. It even keeps a high score. 

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It shouldn’t be considered a total surprise that Google has inserted a nifty animation into their browser, given their track record of decorating their home page with a variety of surprises over the years.