After countless hours of scouring the web in the name of research, I am proud to present to you a list of ten awesome internet Easter eggs ripe for the plucking. Enjoy the surprises and have a happy holiday.
10. The Things Meatloaf Would Do For Love
We don’t condone placing your bets while at work but the folks over at SkyBet have you covered in case the boss sneaks around the corner as you’re taking care of business. Click the little icon in the upper right above the Facebook icon and you’ll get a wonderful spreadsheet with your ‘work’ and also a list of the things Meatloaf would do for love.
9. Break me off a Piece of that ASCII Code
Across a handful of Nestlé websites one may simply ‘look under the hood’ by viewing the source code to reveal logos drawn with text. Check out the Kit Kat homepage and view the source code.
8. Digg, Dive and Roll
Every gamer, dead or alive, knows of the legendary Konami Code. For those of you not familiar, it’s a cheat code originally found in many video games published by Konami. During the title screen before the game demo begins, the player could press a sequence of buttons on the game controller to enable the cheat. Now for some fun we can head over to Digg.com and after the page loads simply use your keyboard arrows and buttons to input the following:
↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A
7. The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything
Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and within it there’s a popular central joke: “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.” Searching Google for “the answer to life, the universe, and everything” will return this answer.
6. It’s Bigger on the Inside
This one is definitely a personal favorite and many Doctor Who fans can rejoice. Google has added a feature to their maps that allows you to explore the TARDIS. Click the first image to see inside the TARDIS and walk around a bit.
5. Zerg Rush
The term originates from the game Starcraft in which the ‘Zerg’ race is notoriously known for its ability to mass-produce offensive units within a short time frame, thus allowing the player to overpower the opponent by sheer number. This Google search will literally overwhelm you until there are no results left over.
Wikipedia has it’s own Easter egg right on the Easter Egg media page. Just click on the turtle in the image.
A Youtube video posted by The Muppets has the Swedish Chef making popcorn shrimp closed captioned with his own Swedish dialect translation.
2. Error 404: Now What?
Every site has error pages set up and one in particular is the infamous 404 page. When a browser attempts to load a page that doesn’t exist a 404 page is generally loaded. In the case of THCNet.net, the error page has a built in text-based role playing game called Zork. Enjoy!
1. Atari Breakout
Last, but not least, Google also has a love for gamers. Search “atari breakout” and click on the images tab at the top of the page and you’ll have full access to Google’s version of Atari Breakout. Happy Easter!