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The Best Google Easter Eggs 

Dot Commander
Updated December 18, 2018 14.6k votes 5.4k voters 488.8k views 19 items

List Rules Vote up the best Google Easter eggs.

Google Easter eggs are the funny, quirky and sometimes just plain weird hidden features built into Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps and other Google products. They have a keen fondness for marking special occasions, and a decorated history of April's Fool's pranks. If there was ever any doubt, let's quell it now: Google has one hell of a sense of humor.

For many of Google’s Easter eggs, the search engine acts more like a command prompt and tends to take things a bit too literally. Fret not, the results are often as hysterical as they are clever. Search for “anagram,” and it will turn up with the anagram of “anagram” in the “did you mean” section. Feel like taking a break from work to play some Pac-Man? They’ve got you covered, and you don’t even have to leave your search results.

Yes, it’s true, Google is essentially Skynet at this point. But for all of their might and despite every indication of “BIG EVIL CORPORATION,” you just can’t help but love Google. Maybe that’s part of their marketing strategy. Maybe all of these Easter eggs are just ways to keep us thinking that they’re human while the machines over in Mountain View ready the harvesters. Maybe so. But in the meantime, who doesn’t love a good Easter egg hunt. Feel free to vote for your favorite Google secrets, and make sure to share the article so the robots think you’re on their side. 

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Custom Interfaces Let You be a Pirate... Or a Muppet
Custom Interfaces Let Yo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Google Easter Eggs
Photo: Metaweb/CC-BY

In addition to the standard languages Google also has interfaces for pirates, pig latin, l33t speak, and even the Muppets' Swedish Chef

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You Can Play the Minigame Zerg Rush in Your Search Results
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Googling "Zerg Rush" will bring up a mini-game homage to the RTS classic Starcraft. Make sure you take out (click) the swarming "O's" before they destroy your search results. 
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Google in 1998
Google in 1998 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Google Easter Eggs
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Search for "Google in 1998," and you can browse in their pre-millennium aesthetic. 
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You Can Make Google "Do A Barrel Roll!"
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Paying tribute to the beloved Nintendo game Star Fox 64, Googling "do a barrel roll" (or "Z or R twice") will take the search results for a ride.
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