Google's search engine is an amazing tool for finding just about anything online, but if you look hard enough you might find something that you didn't even know you were looking for: Google's sense of humor. We've created a list of our favorite "Easter eggs" that show Google's lighter side.


Type the word "askew" into Google and your page will display a bit off kilter.

Google search - askew

Once in a blue moon, Donkeypower & Hella

Google's calculator can handle conversions between a large number of units - including a few that might surprise you.

Google calculator - once in a blue moon

Google calculator - donkeypower

Google calculator - hella


Kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font. When you search the word "kerning," Google does just that to every instance of the word "kerning" within your search results.

Google search - kerning

Anagram & Recursion

Google is no stranger to word play:

Google search - anagram

Google search - recursion

Do a barrel roll

Type "Do a barrel roll" into Google - and then hold on!

Google search - do a barrel roll

Translate your Google experience into Pirate, Elmer Fudd, and Klingon

Google's language translation has become quite advanced over the years. It's even possible to translate Google's navigation into Pirate, Elmer Fudd, and Klingon. Give it a try:

Google - Klingon, Pirate, Elmer Fudd

Zerg Rush

Gamer or not - this is an enjoyable way to waste a few minutes on a slow workday (not that we have any of those around here). Type "zerg rush" into your Google search and watch out for an advancing army of O's. Click the O's a few times to destroy them and protect your search results.

Google - zerg rush

Google - zerg rush score

Binary, Octal, Hexidecimal

This one is a bit nerdy (nerdier?): when you search for the word "binary," the number of results is displayed in binary format. This also works for the words "Octal" and "Hexidecimal."

Google - binary

The loneliest number

As it turns out, Google's calculator is a huge fan of Three Dog Night:

Google - the loneliest number

The answer to life the universe and everything

It shouldn't surprise you that Google's calculator has read a sci-fi book or two:

the answer to life the universe and everything

Bacon Number

This is a Design Brooklyn favorite - not to mention a useful everyday tool. Just type any actor's name followed by the words "bacon number" and Google will show you how the shortest path between that celebrity and 80's Footloose star Kevin Bacon.

Google - bacon number

Thanks for reading!

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