Lifehacker’s 2014 Google Easter Egg Guide

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Lifehacker’s 2014 Google Easter Egg Guide


Just in time for the super-long weekend, here’s an indulgence that won’t rot your teeth or expand your waistline: a complete list of Google easter eggs.

Easter egg picture from Shutterstock

For the uninitiated, in this context “easter eggs” are surprising results, hidden games and other tweaks that show up when you search for specific phrases. We’ve run versions of this guide in the past, but it was due for an update to add newer options (and remove some older ones that no longer work — I miss the ability to search for “binary” and see the number of results in binary).

For this roundup, we’re looking purely at easter eggs which Google has actually built into the site, rather than “search bomb” results where searching for a particular term produces a surprising result. (Those are fun, but won’t necessarily work long-term, given that Google constantly tweaks its search algorithms. The introduction of Google Instant, where search results are predicted as you type, also means people are much less likely to see the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button anyway.)

Unless we specify otherwise, you activate the easter egg by searching for the suggested term on Google’s own site. We’ve included links where appropriate, but some easter eggs only work as you are typing.


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YouTube Snake



The TARDIS Map


this link

Do The Harlem Shake


do the Harlem Shake

Zerg Rush


Zerg Rush

Recursion


recursion

The Blink Search


HTML tribute gag

Once In A Blue Boon


once in a blue moon

Barrel Roll




DogeTube


doge meme

The Loneliest Number


the loneliest numberneat musical joke

Conway’s Game Of Life


life simulation

Tilt




Unicorns


Google Play

Anagrams


anagram

Spotted an (official) Google easter egg we’ve missed? Share it in the comments.

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