Funny Easter eggs from Google
Users can find thousands of Easter eggs in games and on the Internet, among other things. Google has also hidden many bonuses such as Easter eggs.
Makers of programs, websites, movies, video games and series often surprise users with so-called Easter eggs. Here is a selection of the most creative and entertaining “Easter eggs” that the tech giant Google has currently hidden on their websites.
The answer to the question of life
With one small suggestion, Google is adding fuel to the fire over the long-discussed question of whether Han Solo (Harrison Ford) or Gredeau (Paul Blake) shot first in Star Wars. In the original 1977 version, Han Solo pulled the trigger first. The scene was later reworked and Greedo shoots first, leaving Han Solo to act in self-defense. If you set Google’s language to English and search for “Han shot first”, you will get “Did you mean: Greedo shot first”. Did you mean: Greedo shot first” as a suggestion improvement). snapshot means “). When searching for “Gredo shot first”, the whole thing works in reverse.
There’s also an Easter egg for the popular sitcom “Groundhog” with Bill Murray (71). In the movie, originally called Groundhog Day, Murray’s character relives the same day over and over again. In the English language search, users will see “Did you mean: groundhog” when they search for the title of the movie. If you click on it multiple times, the same optimization suggestion will be displayed over and over again.
Fantasy fans will also find a special Easter egg in the English language search – with a query for “One Ring” (dt. “The One Ring”) from “The Lord of the Rings”. As a suggestion, users will see the phrase “Did you mean: my precious files” (dt. “Do you mean “dear”). This is of course a reference to Gollum’s character (Andy Serkis).
Highlight a hidden string in Google Maps. Street View features the Tardis from the classic science fiction movie Doctor Who located on Earl’s Court Road in London. Simply enter the address “238 Earl’s Court Road” into the search. Depending on your perspective, the spacetime machine is hidden behind a white truck.
Google also donated a funny Easter egg to Douglas Adams’s “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (1952-2001). If you search for “the answer to the question of life, the universe, and all other things,” Google’s Pocket Calculator will return the number “42.”
Games and little helpers
The search engine has many well-known add-ons – including the previously mentioned calculator, translation function, or display of the current time. But there are also many little assistants and mini games in Google. “Heads or Tails” shows a coin lottery, for example. Under “Rolling Dice” (all without the quotation marks), users can roll the dice with different sides accordingly. Meanwhile, the Random Number Generator produces random sequences of numbers.
Google has also integrated many simple games. Includes a copy of the Windows Classic “Mineweeper”, a copy of the long-running “Pac-Man” series and the game “Solitaire”. There is also a Google version of “Snake”, which is especially popular on older Nokia mobiles, under “Play Snake”.