Google has its own 'Easter Egg's (I didn't know #3, 5 ...)

So, I meant to write this before Easter Weekend, but man, it's hella busy that weekend - but, really, Easter Eggs, the colloquial term, really has life outside of just that one weekend, so I don't think it's out of place to make sure you're aware even now.

Easter Eggs - aside from stuff you make your kids hunt for - are a neat little hidden gem found somewhere for those who are aware as a bit of extra fun.  I remember trying to find all the Easter Eggs on different DVD context menus, and even made my own for when I had compiled some DVD menus for some of our band videos.

When it comes to those quirky little bits of humour, no one does it better than Google.  There's always been something funny you can do on Google that makes the inner nerd snicker a little.  Sometimes the epitome of a 'dad joke', sometimes, something fun.  Like the dino game on Chrome, or the  Flappy Bird clone in Android for Lollipop and Marsmallow.

Here are some others you may not have known:
[I hadn't known about #3 or #5 ... and there were a few of the assistant ones in #7 I had to try out]

  1. Askew - Searching for askew in Google search will cause the results to be displayed at an angle.

2.            Do a barrel roll - Searching for this phrase will cause the results to do just that and rotate 360 degrees.

3.            Zerg rush - A search for zerg rush causes the Google “o”s to attack the page and eventually destroy the results. You can fight back by clicking on the “o”s to destroy them. At the end of the game the “o”s rearrange themselves into two capital “G”s to represent the acronym ‘good game.’

4.            Bacon Number - Based on the Hollywood game Six Degrees Kevin Bacon, typing any actor’s name followed by bacon number results in the actor’s bacon number. For the record, Drake’s bacon number is two.

5.            Conway’s Game of Life - Searching for Conway’s Game of Life produces the life simulation by the British mathematician John Horton Conway.

6.            Google in 1998 - A search for Google in 1998 produces results in the style of the 1998 Google search results page.

7. Google Assistant. You can ask it any questions and tell it to do things, but your Assistant is a lot funnier than you think. Like other Google products, the Google Assistant is packed with ‘Easter Eggs’ from pop culture references to trivia games.. Try any of these fun easter eggs on your Google Home, Pixel or your device powered by the Google Assistant!

Here are some examples of the Google Assistants hidden Easter Eggs:
“OK Google, I am your father.” 
“OK Google, what's the first rule of Fight Club?” 
“OK Google, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?“ 
“OK Google, up up down down left right left right B A start.“ 
“OK Google, who let the dogs out? “ 
“OK Google, twinkle twinkle little star.”
“OK Google, sing me a song.” 
“OK Google, my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.“
“OK Google, how much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?“
“OK Google, why did the chicken cross the road?” 
“OK Google, knock knock.” 
“OK Google, make me laugh.” 
“OK Google, play a game.” 
“OK Google, who you gonna call?” 
“Hey Google, crystal ball.” 
“Hey Google, tell me your easter eggs.”