Fun Google Hacks to Try

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Google is the largest website/search engine on the planet. Many people wonder what they would do without Google to answer their random questions they have everyday. Many others wonder who answered these questions before Google existed? Google isn’t all business, though, they too, like to have fun and have hidden some easter eggs (or hacks) on their homepage. Below is a list of some you can try.

Google barrel roll
Searching for “do a barrel roll” at Google–or for “z or r twice” produces a dynamically spinning view of the search site.

Google off kilter
A Google search for tilt or askew yields an appropriately off-kilter view of the search site.

Google 42 search
Ask Google the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything and, in a tribute to “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” you’ll get the number 42.

YouTube’s Snakey
If you open a YouTube video, click in the frame right after the video starts loading, then immediately type one of the keyboard’s arrow keys, you can start playing a game of snakey on the video as it plays. Don’t run into the walls!

Google gravity search
The Google Gravity chrome experiment by Mr. Doob is amusing–especially since the search page still works, with new search results piling up.

Google ASCII art search
ASCII art is imagery made of monospaced letters named after the storied character encoding scheme. Search for ASCII art on Google and you get a fittingly adapted Google logo.

Google blue moon search
How often does the world experience a blue moon? Google Calculator results in Google search knows and will tell you.

Google anagram search
Search for anagram at Google and the top result is, in fact, an anagram.

Google pirate interface
Buccaneers or those sailing under a letter of marque might feel more comfortable with Google’s Pirate interface. There’s one for the Muppets’ Swedish Chef, too.

Google hacker interface
Want to experience Google through a l33t interface? Try the Google Hacker page.

Ooglegay Earchsay
Google comes with a Pig Latin interface if you want it.

Recursive recursion
Self-reference is just the sort of mathematical amusement that entertains Google nerds. Searching for “recursion” suggests that perhaps you meant to search for “recursion.”

Self-absorbed LMGTFY
This isn’t a Google Easter egg, and maybe isn’t even an Easter egg at all. Instead it’s with the sarcasm-laden Let Me Google That For You site, which people can use when others ask them silly questions easily answered with a search engine. This particular cached LMGTFY page, though, sets things off in an unending loop of reloading.

Backwards Google
If you look up “elgooG” on Google, it will take you to a completely backwards version of the site. you must also reverse what you search to receive any results.

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