Bruce Wayne's alter ego, junk food, and Antipodean chauffeured penguins
It's that time of year once again when I take a look at a selection of Easter eggs and hidden features found on various websites around the internet...
1) Hidden Dinosaur Game in Google Chrome
|Google have included a hidden Dinosaur game in Google Chrome.|
If you attempt to access a webpage while offline you'll receive the message, "Google Chrome can't display the webpage because your computer isn't connected to the internet," and this message will be accompanied by a stick figure dinosaur. If you then press 'space' a game will commence where you control the dinosaur and have to jump over cacti and other obstacles to aim for the hightest score possible.
If you use Google Chrome then give it a try, but read the rest of this blog post first, as you need to be offline for the game to work!
2) May the Tweets Be With You
To coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, twitter really got into the Star Wars spirit and launched a long list of Star Wars themed emojis. The emojis could be seen by tweeting various Star Wars themed hashtags, such as #BB8, #KyloRen, #XWing, #CaptainPhasma and many more. I particularly like the amazing almost photographic level of detail found in the Princess Leia emoji...
|"Tweets matter not. Judge me by my tweets, do you?"|
Update: Unfortunately, the Star Wars twitter emojis no longer appear to be active, but if you click on the photo above you can see slightly larger versions of the emojis.
|Wat Eten We features healthy meal ideas,|
but it also caters to junk food lovers with its hidden Easter egg.
3) Junk food
This next Easter egg is found on a Dutch cookery website. The website features lots of tasty looking meals, but if you prefer fast food to fancy cooking then go to the website below and using the arrow keys type 'left, up, right, down'.
Wat Eten We (Dutch cookery website)
4) Everything Will Be Okay
|Don't worry, everything will be okay...|
Thanks to a hidden Easter egg in the 'Would You Rather?' website.
This is another Easter egg which is unlocked by typing the Konami Code (up up down down left right left right b a enter), so if you're feeling a little low, simply go to the 'Would You Rather?' website and type the Konami code to unlock the hidden feature which should make everything okay...
Would You Rather?
5) May the Konami Code be with you
|A Star Wars themed Easter egg.|
'up up down down left right left right b a enter'
When typing it on a keyboard 'up, down, left and right' refer to the arrow keys on your keyboard.
I won't say any more other than although it's Star Wars related, it's quite strange...
Star Wars themed Easter egg on the Kuppiya website
6) The amazing sights of Australia
|Penguins are really cool but they're even cooler|
when using obscure forms of transport.
Anyone who has ever visited Australia will know that it's a cool country with some of the most amazing sights in the world, such as Uluru, Fraser Island, The Great Barrier Reef, and of course ... a penguin hitching a lift from a penny farthing.
Yes, you read that correctly ... a penguin being taken for a ride by a penny farthing. Click the link below, and thanks to Google Street View you'll be taken to Marine Parade in Perth, Australia where you can see a penguin hitching a lift off a penny farthing:
Penguin being taken for a ride on a penny farthing
7) Mathematical doodles
|What could the mystery graph be...?|
...it will produce a graph which may be of interest to comics fans.
I'm sure any mathematicians reading this can easily work out what graph the simple equation above produces. However, for any non-mathematicians who can't be bothered to type out that long formula into Google, just click the link below:
Interesting Google search for mathematicians who are also Batman fans
8) Google curiosity
|Find out what the Moon smells like with Google's 'I'm feeling|
curious' feature. Or by reading the answer below.
'Can you kill bacteria by freezing?'
'What does the moon smell like?'
'What is Charles Fudgemuffin's real name?'
For the benefit of curious people, you can find the answers by using Google's 'I'm feeling curious' feature over and over until the above questions eventually come up. Or if you can't be bothered to spend the next few hours repeatedly searching, then then the answers are 'No, it only renders it inactive', 'On Earth, nothing' and 'Henry Flangechomper'.
'I'm feeling curious'
Disclaimer: For the benefit of gullible people, that last question isn't actually one of the real questions featured on Google's 'I'm feeling curious' feature.
9) The Tetris Dance
|Get your groove on at the Dance Sport website.|
Or alternatively, just play tetris.
First up, click the link below to go to the Dance Sport Info website, and then type the Konami Code to discover the hidden Easter egg. You need to type the Konami Code reasonably fast for it to work, and I'm not going to say anymore other than fans of Tetris will appreciate it:
Type the Konami Code on the Dance Sport Info website
10) Find the Easter eggs yourself
|The Easter eggs are extremely well hidden in this last website.|
See if you can find the Easter egg cleverly hidden in this next website
You can find even more internet Easter eggs in my previous Easter egg themed blog posts. However, be aware that some of the older historical Easter eggs may no longer be active, so if you're viewing these posts in the future*, then not all of these Easter eggs may still be active:
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 5)
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 4)
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 3)
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 2)
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 1)
* For example 2019, or perhaps even the year 3418. Not 1977, though ... that's the past!