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.
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.
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.
Anagram & Recursion
Google is no stranger to word play:
Do a barrel roll
Type "Do a barrel roll" into Google - and then hold on!
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:
- Pirate: https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-pirate,
- Elmer Fudd : https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-elmer
- Klingon: https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-klingon
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.
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."
The loneliest number
As it turns out, Google's calculator is a huge fan of Three Dog Night:
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:
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.
Thanks for reading!
We hope you've enjoyed our favorite Google search Easter eggs. Interested in learning more? Google it... or visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google's_hoaxes_and_easter_eggs.