Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Google’s Funny Easter Eggs – ‘Do a Barrel Roll’

   After seeing the title of this post, Easter is not here or what the heck is this all about? Some of you might be wondering. LoL. The first time I heard of the term ‘Easter Egg’, that was what exactly came to my mind but on a more serious note, Easter Eggs are intentional jokes, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, games or crossword. 

    In computer software specifically, Easter eggs are secret responses that occur in response to an undocumented set of commands. The results can vary from a simple printed message or image, to a page of programmer credits or a small video game hidden inside a serious piece of software. Video games cheat codes are a specific type of Easter egg, in which entering a secret command will unlock special powers or new levels for the player. I do this often while playing Grand Theft Auto 4 Vice City on my PC.

   Now, there are lots of Easter eggs and April Fools’ Day jokes that people brings up from time to time. Google’s case is not different because Google has a tradition of creating April Fools’ Day jokes. For example - In 2007, Google announced a free Internet service called Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) where you will be able to obtain internet connection by flushing one end of a fiber-optic cable down your toilet. Also that same year, Google's Gmail page displayed an announcement for Gmail Paper, allowing users to have email messages printed and shipped to them. In 2008, Google announced Gmail Custom time where users could change the time that the email was sent. In 2011, Google announced Gmail Motion, an interactive way of controlling Gmail and the computer with body movements via the user's webcam. But do you think all these things are possible? They are impossibly possible; the reason why I said so is due to the fact that the stress and pain that will be passed through in this process is more than the gain. So, it is thereby IMPOSSIBLE. Google just used things like this to catch fun with their users.

   During The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, search queries like "World Cup", "FIFA" etc. caused the "Goooo...gle" page indicator at the bottom of every result page to show "Goooo...al!" instead. The main Easter egg that this post is all about is the - 'Do a barrel roll' . I wont explain what it is all about, just open www.google.com on your PC Internet Browser and Type 'Do a barrel roll' in the search box then wait and see what happens. After doing this, what happened ? Isn't it funny ? Lets Hear from you, Just try it !!!

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