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Top 10 Google Tricks and Easter Eggs You Must Not Miss

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Google is not only the most used search engine in the world, but also a fun place that filled with lots of entertaining tricks and Easter eggs. Thanks to Google’s engineers spending their time to hide some cool stuffs at some unexpected places giving us pleasant surprises. Today we would like to unveil some of the coolest tricks and Easter eggs hidden in Google. Have fun and don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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Do a Barrel Roll
Type the phrase “Do a barrel roll” in Google, and you will see the search results page tumble around. It’s very interesting! The same thing happens if you search for “Z or R twice”. If you are lazy to search the phrases, simply click here to see the instant effect for yourself. Any idea where are the phrases come from?

Google Gravity
Enter “Google Gravity” in the Google search box and then hit “I’m feeling lucky” (If you have Google Instant enabled, it’s on the right hand side of the suggested searches). You will be shocked to watch your Google page falls down!

Google Sphere
Type the phrase “Google sphere” in Google and then hit “I’m feeling lucky”, you will see the Google Home elements dance around the Google logo and search bar.

Searching for “askew” or “tilt” to tilt the Google page. This will work only if you use latest browsers which support HTML5 and CSS3. So, Internet Explorer users, use Firefox or Google Chrome for a while to give it a try.

Searching for “recursion” shows “Did you mean: recursion”, which allows you to recursively run searches for recursion.

Find Chuck Norris
When you type “find Chuck Norris” in Google and click on “I’m feeling lucky”, you will be given a warning pictured below.

Search Google for “ascii art” and Google will return you a search results page having an ASCII version of the Google logo at the place where normal logo should have been.

If you search Google for “Anagram”, Google will instantly ask whether you meant “Nag A Ram” which is one of the anagrams of the word “anagram”.

Google Reader Ninja
Go to Google Reader, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. You will see the word “Ninja!” appears in the search bar and the theme of the sidebar will be instantly changed.

Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything
Google is smart. It can even tell you the “answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything”. Any idea what Google will return as an answer?

The answer is “42”. This is a reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a popular show of the late seventies based on a novel by the same name.

The Loneliest Number
Do you know which is the loneliest number? Ask Google Calculator by searching “loneliest number”, you will get the answer as “1”, which apparently is a tribute to the Harry Nilsson’s song “One”.

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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