10 Awesome Google Tricks And Easter EggsLists, Technology, Weird
The designers at Google have long been considered self-professed nerds, but that has not yet stepped them from having a serious sense of humor. Along the the billions of items searchable through the engine, users can also scour through hidden tricks, hoaxes, and Easter eggs that Google designers have implemented themselves. If you’ve ever been frustrated with the transit options on Google Maps, for example, the search engine will offer you a dragon in some cases. Some of these are quite cool. Here are ten awesome Google tricks and Easter eggs.
I’m Feeling Lucky
The iconic “I’m feeling lucky” button on Google’s interface will actually bring up past doodles, which are what the logo has been changed to in the past.
Google is capable of kerning for you, which is the process of adjusting the space between each letter on a typewriter. Simply search “kerning” to accomplish this feat.
By searching “Google gravity” and then clicking the “mrdoob” link, users will receive a page where gravity rules. Any terms you search after that will fall prey to the effects of gravity.
Doing the same as above, but instead typing in “Google Sphere” will bring you to a mrdoob.com page that shows the features revolving around a Google logo.
By searching on Google Maps’ Street View outside of London’s Earl Court underground station, users can discover a TARDIS from Doctor Who, which you click to enter.
By searching for “do a barrel roll” in Google, the entire webpage will do, well, a barrel roll, which comes from the iconic Starfox video game.
Everyone will know the song “what is the loneliest number” by simply listening to Three Dog Night or typing the words into Google.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of the most iconic science fiction novels of all time. Google designers implemented a little trick when asked the “answer to life the universe and everything” by responding with “42.”
The phrase “once in a blue moon” can be solved by simply typing it into Google’s search engine. The site will respond with how often one occurs.
If you’re hoping to travel through Wales in a faster fashion – at least from Snowdon to Brecon Beacons, you can map the points using Google Maps and save three hours when they suggest traveling by dragon.