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5 Fun Google Search Easter Eggs

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Google is the world’s most popular search engine—no surprise there—and they’re known for having a great sense of humor too. To show Google’s lighter side, we’ll show you five of our favorite Easter eggs and secrets hidden inside Google search.

1. Super Mario Brothers

Super Mario Bros screenshot


When you search for “Super Mario Brothers,” some images from the game will appear on the right side of your screen, along with a coin box. This coin box looks like it’s part of the image, but if you click on it, you get a coin—just like in the games! If you’re patient enough to gather 100 coins this way, you’ll hear the old “1-Up” sound from the games.


2. Atari Breakout

Atari Breakout


Do an image search for “Atari Breakout.” Instead of getting images for the game, you’ll get an actual version of this classic block-breaking game, which you can instantly play right in the browser.


3. Barrel roll

do a barrel roll screenshot


If you search for “Do a barrel roll,” you’ll get another great video game reference when the entire screen performs a barrel roll. It should remind you of the classic Starfox game, if you happen to remember that one.


4. Google in 1998

Google in 1998 screenshot


If you don’t remember what Google looked like nearly 20 years ago, or if you aren’t old enough to remember, try searching for “Google in 1998.” You’ll get taken to a page that looks exactly like how the search engine used to display things back in the late 90s.


5. Askew

Askew screenshot


A search for “askew” provides an amusing result. You’ll see the definition for the word—”not in a straight or level position”—displayed in an askew fashion with the results tilted off-center.

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