Easter Eggs. Find them. Not in the grass, but on your iPhone, iPad, and computer.

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.

This is a repeat post …. but timely for new readers and for those (like me) who forgot about these cool tricks!)

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!

And have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Easter Eggs. Find them. Not in the grass, but on your iPhone, iPad, and computer.

  1. Al says:

    I love easter eggs in films and on DVDs as well. On the DVD for Resident Evil 1, if you entered a code quick enough, you got the music video of Slipknot “My Plague”. Peter Jackson has a Volkswagon Beetle in every one of his films, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit habit. Stan Lee is in every Marvel film. George Lucas has THX 1138 in every film. The Millenium Falcon is in Blade Runner. Club Obi-Wan is in Indiana Jones 2. They are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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