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Google Easter Egg Brings a Snow Storm to Your Desktop

Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.

Visit Google, search for “let it snow”, and watch as a flurry of snow flakes frosts over your browser pane. Don’t worry, hit the “Defrost” button when the flurry is over and you’ll be able to see the entire screen again–although as long as you stay on a Google hosted page a light snowfall will continue.

Have a holiday-themed Easter Egg to share? Sound off in the comments.

[via ZDNet]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/19/11

Comments (6)

  1. LastLifeLost

    Nice effect, but upon running it promptly “snapped” (killed) my tab in Chrome.

  2. brent

    yeah but it maxes out my cpu like that chrome snow extension, was hoping this one would not do that, but as soon as I hit “let it snow” I found my pc’s (desktop and netbook) at max cpu.. this one app eats away at my 4gb of internal storage!

  3. Mike

    It looked cool in Chromium on Linux Mint without putting the hurt on my hardware. Moderately amusing and the kids liked it.

  4. Ashutosh

    This is awesome!! If you could publish the HTML5 code of this trick, it would be very grateful!

  5. scott

    You can also write into the frost, once it is frosted up, click and move your mouse around!

  6. Nixon101

    hehe that’s pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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