Fun Tech Sites and Easter Eggs

With an adult's permission, search for and try this other fun game: Anikas Odyssey

What are Easter Eggs?

Remember the concept of Virtual Easter Eggs.  I'm not talking about the yummy chocolate Easter Eggs you eat around Easter or the eggs you put stickers on, color or design to hunt.   The Easter Eggs I'm talking about come in the form of a message, joke, picture, sound effect or other surprise that are purposely hidden in computer programs, television shows, movies, games, and books placed strategically by a computer programmer, film creator, game developer or author.  In computer programs Easter Eggs are activated by using a set of commands, keystrokes or mouse clicks. Check some out for yourself. Happy Hunting.

Google Earth Chat with a Martian
Go to Google Earth
Switch to Mars
Do a search for Meliza
Click on the small robotic icon to begin your chat
Google Earth Easter Egg - Firefox Logo
This is another egg I found in Google Earth:
1. First, open Google Earth
2. Copy and paste this in the "Fly to" box: 45° 7'25.87"N 123° 6'48.97"W
3. Wait until the program loads
4. Zoom in until you see a Firefox logo.
5. Enjoy!
Google Earth Easter Eggs
In Google Earth type AREA 51 .When you get there hold Ctrl and press "a" you'll enter into a flight simulator but you have to press "G" before you can fly. 

Google Chrome: 

Zerg Rush

Go to

Copy and paste this into the address bar: Zerg Rush

Your search results will be overtaken by wave after wave of red and yellow Google o’s. To get rid of these o’s, you’ll have to point-and-shoot—clicking on each o until it dies.

At the end of the Google game, the o’s will form a “GG” symbol (“good game”), and you’ll get your results.

“I’m Feeling Lucky”

Go to

“I’m Feeling Lucky” button has other phrases—now, when you hover over the button, the wording changes to something different, such as “I’m Feeling Trendy” or “I’m Feeling Hungry.”

Google Translate beatbox - Want to hear Google Translate break it down, beatboxing style?

Go to

Make sure translate is set from English to German, and then hit the little “listen” button in the bottom right corner of the Google Translate box.

Copy this into the translate area: pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk

Notice that when  you mouse over the “Listen” button, you’ll see that it now says “Beatbox.”

Google Chrome multitask mode  this is a mode that allows you to “browse the web with more than one mouse.”

Go to

Click the “Try Multitask Mode” button.  It adds an additional cursor to the screen…and then another…and then another…until your screen is overwhelmed with little black cursors.

North Carolina Google Data Center

Go to the North Carolina Google Data Center

Look around inside the center, located in Lenoir, North Carolina, and check out where your data (sometimes) lives.

Look for giant Android figure, a Stormtrooper, and an employee Rickrolling (a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet) you.

Pac-Man Doodle Easter Egg
If you press insert coin buttons twice, Ms. Pac-Man appears and you can control her by WASD keys. Arrow keys will still move Mr. Pac-Man.

Watch Google do a Barrel Roll: in Chrome)
Watch Google

Askew:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=bfe4e7f373859fe1  (Works in Chrome) 

Watch Google Tilt:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=bfe4e7f373859fe1 (Works in Chrome) 
Check out Google’s Gravity:
Check out Google in mirror:  Mirror

With an adult's permission:  @ home go to Google: Type in the loneliest number, anagram or recursion in the search box.  Check out your results.

Movie Easter Eggs

The Lorax (2012) Easter Egg - Minions
While the grandmother is telling the story about the once-ler to Ted, the grandmother gets the items needed to make him tell the story. When the grandmother gets the nails from the drawers, look in the bottom-left of the drawer. There, you see one of the Minions from the movie "Despicable Me." Both movies were done by the same animation company.