When we think GOOGLE, most of us think it is a website where you type words and phrases in a text box and it gives you a bunch of search results that you might find useful.
But not everything that Google’s search engine can do is necessarily useful. If you type in the right phrase you can find all sorts of Easter eggs that are there.
Simply for the fun of it, for example, did you know that Google can do a barrel roll? I know you’re shocked and amazed. There are lots of fun results while you Google. So, lets them out.
- 1 Do a Barrell Roll
- 2 Google Gravity
- 3 Askew
- 4 Flip a Coin
- 5 Rolling a Dice
- 6 Hidden Games
- 7 Zerg Rush
- 8 Dinosaur Game
- 9 Super Mario Bros
- 10 Bletchley Park
- 11 Is Google Down
- 12 Conway’s Game of Life
- 13 Fun Facts
- 14 Play Dreidel
- 15 The Loneliest Number
- 16 Solitaire
- 17 Tic Tac Toe
- 18 Snake Game
- 19 Bubble Level
- 20 Metronome
- 21 Stop Watch
- 22 Random Number Generator
- 23 Marquee Tag
- 24 Keming
- 25 Google Subpages
Do a Barrell Roll
Simply type in Barrell Roll in the Google Search box and the site will a barrel roll in the real time.
Type in Google Gravity without the quotation marks and click on the first search result and watch the site tumbled to the ground. It may look broken but it works well but its kind of a bit too messy for you.
Simply type in Askew in the search box and hit enter in order to tilt the site a bit to the right. You might be asking yourself what is the meaning of this. Well the answer is actually 42.
According to Google, that’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything speaking of life. If you’re not quite sure what to do with yours you can always leave it to chance.
Flip a Coin
Simply tell Google to Flip a Coin. Heads you quit your job and start that passion you always wanted or tails you wake up at 6 AM tomorrow morning and help your boss make some more of that money.
Flip a coin may or may not work for you but life’s a gamble right like rolling the dice.
Rolling a Dice
You never know what you’ll get by flipping coins and rolling dice. But maybe you’ll want to mess around with something more interactive.
Luckily for you, Google has a few hidden games that you can start up with the right search query.
If you’re in the mood for a good old arcade game type in Atari Breakout and click on the image results and the search results will turn into colorful bricks which you can smash by bouncing a ball off the paddle at the bottom of your screen.
For another classic game, google the Pac-man in the search box and have fun making a way through mazes while eating packed dots and escaping ghosts.
If you type ZERG RUSH in the search box a bunch of Google OHS will attack your screen while you fight them off by clicking on them.
Google also has a hidden game incorporated in its Chrome browser you know that sad little dinosaur that shows up when there’s no internet connection. You can actually start a game with them by simply pressing the space button on your keyboard turn off your internet connection and try on.
Super Mario Bros
Everyone loves collecting coins in the Mario Game. What if you can collect coin just by typing Super Marios Bros in the Google Search Box.
Whenever you’ll type Bletchley Park, its name will be decoded in the knowledge graph which is a knowledge base that Google uses to enhance its search engines results with semantic search information.
Bletchley Park was the central site for British code breakers during World War II and nowadays it’s open to visitors as a museum.
Is Google Down
If you type “Is Google Down” in the search box or ask it via voice search, Google will answer with a simple “NO” unless it really is.
Conway’s Game of Life
If you type Conway’s Game of Life in the search box and hit enter. The search engine will generate a running configuration of the game.
The game of life is a zero-player game that is determined by its initial state and requires absolutely no further input.
Google can also give you random fun facts, just tell it you’re feeling curious or simply type Fun Facts in the search box and you’ll get one on the top of the results.
For more fun facts just click on ask another question and feed your curiosity as much as you can.
You can also play a game of dreidel. Simply tell Google to “Play Dreidel’ through the search box or via voice search.
Sonic the Hedgehog
One of my personal favorites is the Super Mario bros fun feature. Here’s something kind of similar if you search for Sonic the Hedgehog. You’ll get a knowledge graph with the popular Sega hero and when you start clicking on him and see what happens.
The Loneliest Number
Google has quite a few hidden fun secrets in its calculator. Search for the loneliest number and you will have the calculator display the number 1.
Same will happen if you ask Google about the number of horns on a unicorn but the really cool thing here is that you can actually calculate these results so if we say the loneliest number plus the number of horns on a unicorn the calculator will display the number 2 or 0 if we say minus instead of plus.
Just type in the Solitaire in the search box and enjoy a classic game. Once you’re done with that try playing a game of tic-tac-toe.
Tic Tac Toe
Just enter the Tic Tac Toe and start plating the game. The game will probably start on medium difficulty but crank it up to impossible and see if you can beat the computer.
In case you’re asking yourself if it can actually be done you can find a hint in a difficulty name.
If you open up the Google homepage and search for Snake Game or simply “Snake”. You can play a game of snake which is quite addictive in no time.
You can control the snake with the arrow keys if you’re using a desktop or laptop or by swiping the screen if you’re using the smartphone or tablet.
This might come in handy sometimes. If you do a google search for Bubble Level on a mobile device, on the top of the search results you’ll be presented with a spirit level which you can use to see how level a surface is?
If you search for “Metronome”, Google will give you a surprise on the top of the results page by default.
It starts with a tempo of a 100 beats per minute but it can be adjusted to anything from 40 to 218 beats per minute. As you change the tempo, you’ll notice how the metronome UI changes colors.
Google also has a handy Stopwatch as well as a Timer. After doing a google search they will appear on the top of the results page in two separate tabs with the stopwatch counting up and the timer counting down.
Once the timer reaches zero it starts beeping that is unless you disable sounds both the stopwatch and the timer can be viewed in full-screen mode
Random Number Generator
If you ever in need of a random number, do a Google search for a random number generator or RNG.
Set your minimum and maximum value and hit generate setting both values to 100 will generate a 100 points emoji while setting the maximum or minimum to a number with more than 10 digits will cause the generator to display a dizzy face emoji.
The marquee tag is a non-standard HTML element which causes text to automatically scroll left, right, up or down.
Doing a google search for the word marquee in angular brackets will apply the element to the results.
When you search for the Keming, Google result page will remove some of the space between the letters of that word.
In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters. Hemming, on the other hand, is a term that is used to describe a type of improper spacing which causes a word like kerning to be read as keming.
We have Google subpages. I’m going to show you just a few like google.com/heart which takes you to a preservation of the old Google interface.
If you take a look at the top of this archive page you can see a banner which states this site is an old friend from Google’s past which is in its original form.
Google.com/humans.txt takes you to a page that displays this message – Google is built by a large team of engineers, designers, researchers, robots, and others in many different sites across the globe. It is updated continuously and built with more tools and technologies than we can shake a stick at. If you’d like to help us out, see google.com/careers.