Easter Eggs on Your Computer, iPad and iPhone

Screen shot 2013-03-30 at 7.48.59 AMIt is Easter weekend, and the perfect time to send YOU on an Easter Egg hunt.

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.

Try this:

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!

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7 Comments

  1. Zerg rush didn’t do anything. Try Barrel Roll :-)

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    • Funny, but I was going to include Barrel Roll, but that one didn’t work for me. And Zerg rush didn’t work on my husband’s computer, but it did work on mine and all of my friends’. And “tilt” works great on my computer and iphone, but not on my ipad. Go figure. :) Hopefully, with a little trial and error, my blog readers will find one that works for them!

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  2. Cool beans, SC. That was wild!

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  3. this really is fun, thanks for tips!

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