For a large part of Internet users, Google is an integral part of life. We use the Google search engine every day to satisfy our unquenchable hunger for knowledge.
So how about we take a break from that and look at some hidden Google tricks, fun searches, and games that Google has hidden behind its vast layers of the database.
You might be asking what’s the purpose of these Google tricks. Well, there is none! They are just fun things to do on Google. It is something you can show to your friends, impress them, show them your geeky side.
In this article, I tracked down all the fun things that you can do on Google and have compiled a Google tricks list. Here it goes:
Best Google Fun Tricks List
One of the most popular fun Google trick is simply asking Google to do a barrel roll. Go to Google and type “do a barrel roll” in the search box and see the magic. The page will rotate twice and then come back to its original position. Do check it out.
The board game might have hundreds of iterations, but no one can ever forget the experience of the real Atari Breakout from the ’90s. If you never had the chance, then don’t miss out on this one.
Unfortunately, the game is no longer available on Google search but you can still find it in elgooG. On the website, scroll down and select Atari Breakout Game. You will notice all the Google images will be transformed into blocks where you can play the iconic game. Let me know your maximum score in the comments down below.
Askew is another one of the fun Google tricks. Head over to the Google search bar and write “Askew” to see how your page tilts a little. It doesn’t seem as intriguing as the other funny Google tricks, but it’s nice to see the biggest search engine tilting a bit on your desktop.
“To understand recursion you should know recursion.” This cool trick of Google is for the IT guys out there.
Search for “recursion” on Google and you will get stuck in an infinite loop much like recursion. Recursion means repeating. Google will show “did you mean recursion?” every time searching for recursion. Again, it is a fun act of Google for all the geeks who understand recursion in the first place.
Gravity works in amazing ways, even on the Google homepage. Here’s how, for once, you can make Google fall to your knees –
Type in “Google Gravity” on the homepage and then click on the “I’m feeling lucky” button. It will redirect you to one of the fun projects called “Google Gravity”. It is a Chrome Experiment done by Hi-Res.
Many fail to realize that the Gravity trick is actually an interactive Google search. However, finding the menus might become a tedious task.
This cool Google trick would certainly please all the Marvel fans out there. Go to elgooG and click on for “Thanos snap trick”. Once you are at the search results, jump to Marvel’s supervillain biography on the right-hand side of the page.
Now, click on the “Gauntlet” icon just below Google Images and see Google disintegrate its page listings.
This is one of those classic dad jokes that are certainly not funny but make you laugh anyways. So, here is one from Google Developers.
When you search for the word “Anagram”, Google asks you if you meant “Nag A Ram”. It’s nothing but a made-up word, essentially an Anagram of the word “Anagram”, get it?
8. Zerg Rush
Zerg Rush seems to have disappeared but you can still find the cool Google search on ElgooG, which is a Google mirror created by the All Too Flat.
Go to ElgooG and select Zeg Rush. Several ‘o’ will start to fall off the search bar and slowly eat up the whole page, leaving nothing behind. It’s fun to watch.
Alternatively, you can access the hidden Google trick by clicking on “I am feeling lucky” after typing “Zerg Rush” on the Google search bar.
9. Google Sky
Google Sky is another cool trick on Google that enables users to fly through space. You can see celestial objects, including stars, constellations, galaxies, planets, and the Earth’s moon via Google sky.
10. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S trick
Google created this Easter egg on the 25th anniversary of the iconic sitcom “Friends.” If I ever create a list of cool things to Google, this would certainly hit the spot.
You simply have to search for any sitcom’s character name with the word ‘friends’ to trigger the Easter egg. For example, you can search for “Ross Friends” or “Monica Friends” and it’ll show a distinct icon for each character on the right side of the desktop. On a smartphone, you’ll be able to spot it easily. Simply click on the icon and see the magic:
You can also search for “Friends Glossary” in Google Search to reveal Friends specific funny definitions of the phrases used in the TV show.
Timelapse is a new Google Earth feature that allows users to watch a timelapse of how a specific area has evolved over the span of 37 years. You can use this feature to see the development of metro cities over time, the deforestation, the melting of ice in Antarctica etc.
Although it’s not technically a Google search trick, it is regardless quite fun. To use the feature, go to the Google Earth Timelapse website and choose the area you’d like to see the timelapse of.
12. Animal Sounds
If you are looking for fun things to search on Google, then try searching for Animal Sounds. As the search query speaks for itself, you can play sounds of different types of animals.
While on the search results, simply tap on the volume icon right next to the name of the animal.
13. Cha-Cha Slide
Want to learn some cool dance moves? Search for Cha-Cha Slide and select the Microphone icon in the featured box. Keep clicking on it and try some new moves.
14. Google In 1988
Ever wondered what it was like to use Google back in 1988, when the search engine was founded? Simply type “Google in 1988” in the Google search box and see for yourself.
As you will see, there were only a few websites on the search results back in the day. On top of that, none of them had images.
13. Play Games on Google
Did you know that you can play games on Google? Simply search for the game and tap on the Play button.
You can play PAC-MAN, Minisweeper, Snake, Solitiare, and Tik tac toe. Playing games is probably one of the best Google search tricks.
Other Google Search Tricks
Now that we are done with fun google searches, let’s look at some serious things like how we can effectively search for an item on Google.
While there are a huge number of Google search operators (special characters that help you narrow down your search results), here are the most important ones.
- [Site:] – Write “site:” and the website name to get results from that single website.
- [“”] – Use inverted commas to look for the exact phrase.
- [-] – Use a dash to exclude specific terms from your Google search
- [~] – Use this symbol to find related words.
What was your favorite Google trick? Tell us in the comments below!