Did you know about these 7 cool Google Now Easter eggs?

Did you know about these 7 cool Google Now Easter eggs?
Easter eggs in software have been around for decades, and there's no indication that the practice would ever be abandoned. In fact, inside jokes and secret tricks are present in software that you might not be expecting to have any, such as your computer's OS and the code running on your smartphone. In Android, for example, if you go to Settings > About and tap several times on the Android version, you'll trigger an Easter egg. Feel free to try it! This is far from the only secret encoded in Android, however. There's a whole bunch of Easter eggs hidden in Google Now, and you can try them by saying "OK, Google..." followed by one of these commands:

  • "Do a barrel roll." – this will cause the entire search results page to rotate a full 360 degrees
  • "Askew" or "Tilt" – search results will be tilted slightly to the right
  • "Up up down down left right left right" – the Konami code gives you "free unlimited Google searches"   
  • "Make me a sandwich." – this one will trigger the following response: "Poof! You're a sandwich."
  • "Beam me up, Scotty!" – a reference to the classic Star Trek series, triggering this Easter egg is followed by the response "I cannot do that, captain. I do not have the power." 
  • "When am I?" – this one is a reference to the Doctor Who series. It will remind you that TARDIS technology has not been developed yet
  • "What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?" – anyone familiar with Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series should know what answer follows after this question 

These aren't all of the Easter eggs found in Google's software, but are probably the geekiest ones of all. Now go ahead and show them to your buddies!


reference: Mental Floss

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15 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Slow news day?

13. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Definitely!

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Cool article nevertheless...

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Can't wait for the new Star Fox!

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Star Fox is awesome! lol

10. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Great find, pal! Padee poo...

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes...

5. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Ask Google Now, what does the fox say?

6. fsalto98

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Ahh I tried it, I love these easter egg!

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

There is another sandwich reply with "make it yourself" and If you say Sudo make me a sandwich it will reply with "ok" or "sure"

9. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Why when you say Sudo, she says okay? BTW great find!

12. Darxicus

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Either in Linux or UNIX (not sure which one, may be both) adding the word sudo before a terminal command executes the command with root privileges (once youve entered your password)

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Its a direct reference to the XKCD posthttp://xkcd.com/149/ Kxcd is a well known comic for nerds that has come with a few memes. The idea behind is is that on Linux the sudo command in front of anything will be executed without complains, because is the most privileged account

8. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a...

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

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