Still in the Mood for a Good Hunt? We’re Loving These Hidden Google Easter Eggs

Pastel Easter eggs rest in a carton placed on white dishcloths trimmed in red

“Easter Egg” is a term for a fun surprise that a developer has added to code in hopes that the user gets a little laugh when they stumble across it. Don’t want to wait to discover Internet Easter Eggs by accident? Here are a few of our favorites (some of these might work best if you’re using the Google Chrome browser).

No matter how diligently you search on Easter morning, there always seem to be one or two eggs that get past even the most skillful hunters. If they’re plastic, finding the candy-filled plastic eggs is a happy surprise. (If they’re real, it’s still a surprise, just a little more … fragrant.) Thanks to the Internet, we can find Easter Eggs any time of year — without risking that rotten-egg odor. “Easter Egg” is a term for a fun surprise that a developer has added to code in hopes that the user gets a little laugh when they stumble across it. Don’t want to wait to discover Internet Easter Eggs by accident? Here are a few of our favorites (some of these might work best if you’re using the Google Chrome browser).

Type “Barrel Roll” into Google and Prepare to Get Dizzy

When an airplane does a barrel roll, it spins in midair. When Google does a barrel roll, it … well, we’ll just let you find out.

Looking for the Secret to Life? Google Has It

In a nod to the geek-favorite book (and movie) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, if you type “answer to life the universe and everything” into your search bar, Google will return the answer: 42.

Doctor Who Fan? You’ll Love this Google Map (or Whoogle Maps!) Easter Egg

Check out this location in Google Street View. It sounds crazy, but click on one of the white arrows in front of the blue police box. Trust us: It’s bigger on the inside.

Make the Most of Downtime with Googlesaurus

This one is perfect when the Internet is down and you can’t work anyway. Without being connected through Wi-Fi or hardline, try to open any page in Google Chrome. Do you see the little Google T-Rex and the “unable to connect” message? Hit the space bar and see what happens — you might just find a game to help you pass the time.

Win at Google Hangouts with a Stream of Ponies

Think your Google Hangout needs a little something extra? Try typing one of these into your hangout (then hit enter).

  • /ponies
  • /ponystream
  • /bikeshed
  • /shydino
  • /pitchforks
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Tyler belongs to the Coach Eric Taylor school of programming: “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.” That dedication and passion for our clients, plus Tyler’s love of problem solving and teamwork, makes him perfect for us here at Infomedia. At work in his New Bern, North Carolina office, Tyler’s likely to have Podcast Republic on his headphones and a snack of baby carrots and siracha close at hand. When he’s not solving client problems, Tyler’s probably catching up on classics like Tommy Boy, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Indian Jones or The Simpsons. He loves hanging out with his wife, Natalie, their cat, Wilhelmina, and their dogs, Bo and Holly.


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