Internet is Google and Google is the Internet for many of us. You can use Google every day but you might not be knowing some tricks, funny searches and games that Google has hidden behind its vast layers of the database.
You might wonder what are the uses of these tricks. To that, I would simply say that it’s just for fun. It is something you can show to your friends, impress them, show them your geeky side. In fact, when I showed these tips to one of my friends, he was really impressed with me and asked me how I came to know about them. So, to share all these fun things with you, I tracked down all the tricks and compiled a list of them. 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 real Atari Breakout from the ’90s. If you never had the chance, then don’t miss out this one —
Go to Google images and type “Atari Breakout.” The images will be transformed into blocks where you can play the iconic game. Let me know your maximum score in the comments down below.
Search for “Askew” on Google and 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 what is recursion.
Gravity works in amazing ways, even on the Google homepage. Here is how for once you can make Google fall on your knees –
Type in the “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 users fail to realize that the search engine works even after applying the trick. However, finding the menus might become a tedious task.
This cool Google trick would certainly please all the Marvel fans out there. Search for “Thanos” on Google and jump to Marvel’s supervillain biography on the right-hand side of the page.
Now, click on the “Gauntlet” icon just below the Google Images and see the Google listing disintegrate.
This is one of those classic Dad jokes that are certainly not funny, however, 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
When you type “zerg rush” in Google. The ‘o’ and ‘o’ of Google appears from the top and the right of the Google page and slowly eats up the whole page leaving nothing. It’s fun to watch.
We weren’t able to access the hidden Google trick recently. Alternately, users can click on “I am feeling lucky” after trying “Zerg Rush” to access the feature.
9. Google Sky
Another cool trick on Google that enables users to fly through space using Google Sky. You can see celestial objects, including stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and the Earth’s moon via Google sky.
10. Bonus Hidden Google Trick [Friends Lovers]
The iconic sitcom “Friends” recently turned 25 and Google is in celebration mode. The ‘fun search engine’ has added lots of hidden Easter Eggs in Google search for the diehard fans who’d surely appreciate them.
You have to simply search a 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 on 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.
Cool Google Tricks on Elgoog.im
Elgoog is a substitute for Google.com that bundles many more Google tricks. Visiting this website provides you with a reversed Google site, known as Google backwards. You can also surf on Elgoog.im, however, be ready to get bombarded with ads
Which was your favorite Google trick? Tell us in the comments below!