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Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks

If Google’s recent Easter Egg–query “do a barrel roll” if you haven’t tried it already–has you curious about other search tricks, this collection of Easter Eggs will keep you busy for awhile.

At Mashable they’ve gathered up 10 hidden Google tricks beyond the new “do a barrel roll” Easter Egg including a playable Pac-Man logo, crooked search results, and ninjas that leap around Google Reader. Hit up the link below to check them all out.

Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks [Mashable]

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 11/4/11

Comments (15)

  1. Ushindi

    I couldn’t get “Barrel Roll” to work with my Firefox, but tried it with Chrome and it worked perfectly. Fun stuff.

  2. 4G Reaper

    @Ushindi, I only use Firefox. It works if you type it fast (from testing I think the trigger is on the word barrel, so type it as quick as possible). With a few tries it will work.

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  4. Tom

    you have to type ‘do a barrel roll’ not just ‘barrel rolll’….

  5. Linkstoweb

    Yes…you have to type ‘do a barrel roll’ and refresh the page …it works for all Browser .

  6. Weaden

    Try typing ”tilt”

  7. nasir

    try “google gravity”

  8. Emily

    There is an awsome one called ‘google funny’ try it

  9. olivia

    let it snow

  10. jake

    type in
    askew or tilt
    let it snow
    do a barrel roll
    fake google and click im feeling lucky
    google gravity and im feeling lucky
    go on Google Earth and Click on Tools > Enter Flight Simulator

    that is most of them, there are more but i cba.

  11. Rachel

    Type google epic

  12. kimberly

    • Gravity: Type Google Gravity and click “I’m feeling lucky” to observe Google collapse before your very eyes.
    • Askew: Type in tilt or askew and Google will slant your search results in an interesting way.
    • ASCII: Type in ascii art and Google will change its look to match your search criteria.
    • Alternative languages: Google doesn’t discriminate. They kindly provide search services in such important languages at Klingon, Pirate and more.
    • Anagram: Searching for anagram causes Google to suggest “nag a ram”
    • Recursion: Searching for recursion causes Google to suggest “recursion” once again, for good measure
    • The Loneliest number: It’s 1, of course
    • The answer to the universe: Most geeks know the answer to this one already.

  13. PranksterSG
    I did a video showing the google tricks, this might be fun to watch if you havent tried it. Cheers (:

  14. Rohan

    after getting Google gravity type anything you want on the search bar and then every thing you type will also appear falling

  15. Rohan

    but after typing Google funny what do you have to click

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