Google Loves Easter . . . Sort Of

Google’s employees’ favorite holiday must be Easter, since they enjoy placing many “Easter eggs” in their products. Easter eggs, for the uninitiated, are coll gimmicks Google hides in its products for amusement. Here are some of Google’s famous eggs.

Android

KitKat Easter Egg

If you go to Menu > About phone and tap Android version really fast several times you’ll find the Android egg.

“Beam me up Scotty”

Beam Me Up

Tell voice search to “beam me up Scotty” for a fun result.

Tilt and barrel roll

Google Search Tilt

Have fun with Google Search by searching “tilt” and “do a barrel roll” (tapping Z or R twices works, too).

You can also get someone’s “Bacon number” or decode “Anagram.”

Bacon Number

Some YouTube faves

The “beam me up Scotty” command also works in YouTube.

Of course, you shouldn’t forget to search for “Ponies” or “Bronies

And finally, “do the Harlem shake” creates a fun experience.

Unicorns in Play

Play Store Unicorns

Click enter in a blank search box and Google Play will whisk you away to everything unicorns.

Festivus

Seinfeld fans will love searching “Festivus“.

Gravity

Or even try “Google Gravity” and click a result.

Fibonacci

Google will also run the Fibonacci sequence.

Play Breakout

Atari Breakout Easter Egg

I spent hours playing Atari’s Breakout. Now, Google gives you the chance.

Unlock unlimited free searches

Playing on the Contra game for Nintendo, if you use voice search for “up up down down left right left right” you can unlock unlimited free Google searches.

If you want to keep exploring, you can check out the list of Google’s Easter eggs on Wikipedia.

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