Another batch of hidden internet surprises...
|Real life Easter eggs... Almost as cool as internet Easter eggs!|
1) "Beam me up, Scotty!"
In previous round-ups I've featured a number of Star Wars related Easter eggs, but just so Star Trek fans don't feel left out, this first hidden Easter egg found on YouTube features a Star Trek theme. It relates to the original series of Star Trek featuring characters such as Spock, Captain Kirk and Scotty, so younger readers may not understand it, but to unlock it simply go to YouTube and type 'Beam me up, Scotty!' into the YouTube search engine, and watch what happens to the videos brought up in the search results:
Beam me up, Scotty!
2) Get your groove on!
I don't know much about Wistia as a company, but if this next Easter egg found on the Wista website is anything to go by, then they must be a really a fun company to work for. To reveal the hidden Easter egg, simply check out the photos of the Wistia employees on the Wistia staff page, and type 'dance':
Wistia employees show their fun side
|"Oo, oo! Ee, ee!!" ...A quote from some monkeys.|
3) Oo, oo, oo! Ee, ee, ee!
3) If you're a fan of webcomics then check out the Wacky Monkeys website. If you're not a fan of webcomics then check it out anyway, and while you're there, hover your cursor over the website banner and the page links just below for a selection of authentically themed sound effects...
Wacky Monkeys Webcomic
4) Cut the cheese and drop a stink bomb
If you're childish and easily amused (like myself) then this next Easter egg found on the video website Vimeo may be of interest. Go to the Vimeo home page and type 'fart' in the search box, then scroll down the page. Without spoiling the surprise too much, you need to make sure the volume is turned up on your speakers to get the benefit of this hidden Easter egg...
Search 'fart' on Vimeo.com
Update: Unfortunately, Vimeo appear to have removed the 'fart' Easter egg from their website, but in case anyone's interested, if you searched for 'fart' and then scrolled down the page it used to make childish fart noises.
5) 'Axe murder' captured on Google Maps
|Has Google Street View uncovered a dastardly crime?|
Apparent murder captured on Google Maps
Several concerned citizens actually rang the police to report this apparent crime, but after further research it turned out to be nothing more than a sneaky prank carried out by two mischievous dudes from a local car shop. You can read more about their prank at the following link:
Police solve 'axe murder' captured on Google Street View
6) Keep the lens clean
|Perhaps it might have been an idea|
to switch the camera off for a moment...
Google Street Car driver gives his camera a wipe while still filming
7) Cool Google searches
Next up are a few cool hidden tricks found in Google which should work with the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome, although not all of them work with Internet Explorer. First of all, type 'tilt' in Google and you can probably guess what happens...
Type 'tilt' in Google
Other cool phrases to search for include 'Zerg rush', 'do a barrel roll' and 'anagram'.
Type 'Zerg rush' in Google
Type 'do a barrel rool' in Google
Type 'anagram' in Google
8) Kitkat Easter Egg!
|Android Kit Kat.|
The animation varies depending on what version of Android you're using, for example my tablet uses Android Kitkat, so the animation features a rotating 'K' followed by the word 'Android' in the style of the Kitkat logo. Other versions of Android feature different animations, some of which include the green Android Man.
9) One to find for yourself
The next website features several cool Easter eggs, but sometimes it's more fun to discover things for yourself, so click the link below and then look closely see if you can find the Easter eggs...
Can you find the Easter eggs on this website?
10) Charles Fudgemuffin has an Easter egg of his own...
|A random photo of a baby pug included for no reason...|
Changing the subject, I wonder what the hidden Easter egg could be?
Up up down down left right left right b a enter
...and you need to type it at a reasonably fast constant pace for it to work. Try it out now to discover what happens...
That's it for another year, but you can check out even more hidden internet Easter eggs at the links below:
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 3)
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 4)
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I'm going to stick my neck out here and predict that I'll feature another collection of hidden internet Easter eggs next year, so if you want to stay up-to-date then follow me on twitter or facebook:
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