An “Easter Egg” is a hidden joke or message that a computer programmer has embedded in their work. The very first Easter Egg was hidden in an Atari Game, Adventure, back in 1979. The programmer had secretly stashed his name and it was up to the players to find it.
And these days those Easter Eggs are not just hidden in games, they exist in all kinds of programs. Even those YOU use every day.
So let’s look at two popular Easter Eggs that are ‘hidden’ in Google.
Bring up the Google search engine page on your computer or iPhone.
Type in the query: zerg rush
Tap your search button and sit back.
Yikes! I won’t say here what happens … it’s up to you to try it. It won’t hurt anything. It is just a silly Easter Egg reference to a fondly remembered video game for all those wacky programmer folks at Google.
Here is another:
Go to the Google Screen on your iPhone.
Query the word: tilt
When your search results for ’tilt’ show up, they should be ……. tilted.
Enjoy your Easter Eggs!