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20 December 2011 @ 07:16 am
Holiday Time Wasters. You're welcome.  
You know, you can say what you like about huge, megacorporations, but Google is pretty cool. At least you know they like to have fun.

I'm particularly fond of what they like to call, "Easter Eggs." They call them this presumably because when you find them they give you a little gift.

It's not a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg, Google. Just so you know. But it is cool.

And... P.S. The day that Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs start falling out of my laptop screen, I quit. Because I'll be too busy eating the peanut butter eggs. OBVIOUSLY.

Anyway, in the interest of being fun and clever, type the following into the Google search engine window. And you have to use Google, not Bing, or Ask, or God forbid, Yahoo. What do you people even have those for? Google is where it's at, obviously.

1. Type "askew." Tilt your head and reacquaint yourself with what it means.

2. Type "Do a barrel roll." Fun.

3. Type "tilt." Okay, yeah, that's just like askew. Whatever. Someone obviously spent some time writing the code, so do it.

4. My faves are the dorky grammar ones, "Recursion" and "Anagram." Google asks you if you meant something else. *dorky gigglesnort*

5. And for the holidays, type (separately) "Hanukkah" and "Let it snow." There are some festive stars of David and it actually snows, fogs up your computer screen, and then lets you have the option of defrosting the screen at once or drawing in the frost with your mouse. How. Adorable.

6. It's not there anymore, but a while back when you typed in "gravity," you'd get this. Good times.
 
 
I am:: the sofa
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O Demanding One: Express: Twirl!heyurs on December 20th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)

Yes, it snowed all over my screen yesterday! :D

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: AHS - Tate Promojandjsalmon on December 20th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Hilarious. I love that!

Their April Fools day things are really fun too. Someone at Google has a sense of humour for sure. :)
idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on December 20th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
If you Google "Christmas" too, you get Christmas lights.

And if you go to Google Maps and ask for walking directions from "The Shire" to "Mordor," well, that's funny too.

I love Google's Easter eggs. :)
Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on December 21st, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
i love playing with those things on google. they provide me with so much entertainment!

and i TOTALLY agree with you on the reese's eggs...
Allons-y!moltobene1925 on December 21st, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Just did them all! How adorable <333