To some, an Easter egg is simply a chocolatey gift you give friends and family in March or April. However, to others, Easter eggs are little nuggets that are subtly littered throughout movie franchises, TV series’ and even online, where they link to another movie, TV show or part of the internet. These can be obvious or hidden features you may have overlooked countless times. For instance, did you notice the Lion King’s Scar in Disney’s Hercules? If not, you may want to rewatch the film later tonight.
Easter eggs are fun and immersive. There are numerous on the internet, waiting for you to discover. If you, however, don’t know where to start your search, here are the best Easter eggs online.
Google’s ‘Do a Barrel Roll’
To unlock this Easter egg, type ‘do a barrel roll’ in Google’s search bar and watch it unfold. We’ll wait while you do it. However, if you suffer from motion sickness, you may want to brace yourself.
If this entertained you, you should also search for ‘askew’ and see how the webpage slightly tilts to the side – now that’s what we call a definition.
BuzzFeed Recreates Nostalgia
Everyone loves the feeling of nostalgia, and this is big business for the likes of BuzzFeed, which enjoys writing and posting articles calling to the 80s and 90s in pure joy. To keep their readers feeling nostalgic, they recreated the Konami Code – a cheat code that appeared in 1980s video games. Head to the homepage and press the following on your keyboard – up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. Enjoy!
CurrantWeb Goes to the Dark Side
Fans of Star Wars, rejoice! On our website there’s a secret Easter egg for those who enjoy all things Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker – keep your eyes peeled, you won’t be disappointed.
Wikipedia’s Easter Egg Entry
The source of information, Wikipedia couldn’t help themselves when it came to defining and explaining what Easter eggs meant. Hint: Click on the little spiky guy in the image.
YouTube’s Take on an Internet Sensation
If you have speakers available, be sure to turn them on for this one. Head to the homepage and type in ‘do the Harlem Shake’ in the search bar – sit back, relax and enjoy the cult sensation that this song brought us.
Coca Cola’s Sneaky Source Code
The big house brand couldn’t help themselves when it came to putting their brand name in their source code. Head to the website, right click and ‘view source code’ to see it for yourself.
Google’s Ode to the 1970s
For those who grew up in the 1970s and who love classic video games, type on ‘atari breakout’ into Google Images and be ready to play the game of your life. The images themselves will turn into the game, and if you have a few minutes to kill, there are rounds for Google’s take on this vintage game. Be sure not to let it affect your productivity, though!