If you've been on the Internet at all today, you've probably googled barrel roll and seen the cool trick Google.com produced, spinning your screen and turning it temporarily upside down in one of the many easter eggs planted by engineers to inspire memes and Twitter threads.
But what about the other cool tricks you can do with Google? Our original article on the Google Barrel Roll phenomenon told you about the self-explanatory result you get when typing in tilt or askew into Google Search, and mentioned the different background colors and sizes your screen will take on if you type in the right easter eggs.
These tricks, however, are only the tip of the iceberg. Check out 10 more great easter eggs planted by Google engineers, and have fun toying around on your computer. Be sure to thank the God of Geeks, and enjoy the start of several new memes as we take you through the Google tricks and easter eggs worth finding.
1. Recursion: It means the process of repeating items in a similar way. Guess how Google handles it? Watch here.
2. Anagram: Google takes everything so literally. Watch here.
3. Ascii Art: Don't know what this is? Type it into search, and Google will show you.
4. Steve Irwin Cameo: Most of the 3D buildings that appear in Google Earth are sketched by independent designers, some of whom have way too much time on their hands. Spin to the waterfront side of the Sydney Opera House and zoom in, and you'll find the late wildlife expert wrestling a crocodile.
5. Google Reader Ninja: In your Google Reader feed, press the keys up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and watch a Ninja appear! The word Ninja! also appears in the searchbox.
6. Google Spam Recipe: If you have Gmail, you know how annoying the suggested links that appear in the bar above your inbox can be. But if you click on the Spam link, that ad-banned becomes a recipe for the food version, complete with step-by-step instructions.
7. Second Languages: Google has created several spoof versions of its homepage. You can get to these on your own by typing www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx- and then adding whatever version exists. Here are the favorite add-ons we've found so far: Klingon (=xx-klingon), pirate (=xx-pirate), Pig Latin ( xx-piglatin) and Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd (=xx-elmer).
8. A Series of Tubes: Type about:internets into the search box of Google Chrome, and you'll get a visual reference of just what Senator Ted Stevens was talking about in his 2006 description of the world-wide web.
9. Blues Brothers Bridge Jump: Another 3D easter egg hidden in Google Earth. Check out the Tacony Palmyra Bridge linking New Jersey and Philadelphia, and you'll see a car going airborne over a raised bridge, a tribute to the 1980 film starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
10. Fun With Calculators: Type in either the loneliest number of answer to life, the universe and everything, and you'll get the result you would expect. We're sure there are more of these out there (if Siri geekitude is any indication), so keep crunching numbers and see what happens!