Google Chrome’s Hidden Easter Egg Tricks

Did you know that your Google Chrome browser contains a number of fun tricks, games and hidden gems?

In IT, it’s fairly common for software developers to leave a few little hidden gems in their code.

Discover Google Chrome’s Hidden Easter Egg Tricks

All you need to do is go to google.com using your Google Chrome browser and try the following examples.

Fun Stuff

  1. Search for tilt or askew in Google — your screen display will actually tilt
  2. Search do a barrel roll or z or r twice and your screen will rotate by 360 degrees

Tilt, Google Chrome's hidden Easter Egg tricks

Games

There are a couple of games hidden in your Google browser (make sure to use Chrome!)

  1. Search for Zerg Rush and a game starts with coloured Os attacking your search results. Click on them with your mouse to destroy them!
  2. Search for Atari Breakout in Google Images — you get the old 80’s game — way cool!

Atari Breakout, Google trick

Silly Stuff

  1. Search for any actor’s name followed by bacon number to get the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon value
  2. Search the answer to life, the universe and everything, for Douglas Adams fans

Bacon Number, Google trick

IT Jokes

Stuff that IT people will find amusing.

  1. Searching for recursion — Google asks if the user meant recursion!
  2. Search for binary, octal, or hexadecimal — Google converts the number of results to binary, octal, or hexadecimal, respectively

Recursion, Google trick

There are many other Easter Eggs and jokes in Google products.

The STAR Team
Last updated: 26th of November 2015

2 replies
  1. Graham O'Mahony
    Graham O'Mahony says:

    Hi there,

    We checked the hidden tricks again and they do work. Make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser as well.

    ^G

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