The 10 games and tricks that the Google search engine has to spend your free time

Games, tricks and fun facts to spend your free time

Google hides many tricks and surprises. They are known as “easter eggs” or easter eggs and appear when you type a phrase or keyword in the search engine. Also, there are puzzles and games to challenge the intellect and spend free time.

1. The Crooked Seeker

If you search for the word “askew”, which means “crooked” in the Google search bar, the results page will be tilted.

Al escribier "askew" el buscador aparece torcido
Al escribier "askew" el buscador aparece torcido

2. 360 degree swivel

When you type “do a barrel roll”, the search engine page will make a quick 360° turn. Not suitable for those who get dizzy easily

3. The Breakout Game

Atari's legendary game, Breakout, is hidden in the search engine. To reach it, you have to search for the name within the image search area or click here: https://elgoog.im/breakout/
El videojuego Breakout está en el buscador
El videojuego Breakout está en el buscador

4. Pac-Man

Para comenzar a jugar basta con presionar el botón destacado en color azul
Para comenzar a jugar basta con presionar el botón destacado en color azul

When you type Pac-Man in the search engine you will see an image of the popular game and a button that says “play”. Just press there to start having fun with this classic.

5. Ta Ti

El usuario utiliza la cruz y la máquina, el círculo
El usuario utiliza la cruz y la máquina, el círculo

When you type “ta te ti” in the search engine you will see a board with a green background, as well as the cross and circle. You have to press on the box where you want to place the item and start playing, with the machine as your opponent.

6. The Batsignal

When you type “Batsignal” in the search engine, the Batman symbol will appear, in yellow and black. If you press there, immediately the page will darken, the famous icon will appear and a few seconds later you will see the famous character slide across the screen.

Al presionar en el ícono amarillo de Batman, el buscador se oscurece, aparece el ícono y luego se ve la sombra del personaje
Al presionar en el ícono amarillo de Batman, el buscador se oscurece, aparece el ícono y luego se ve la sombra del personaje

7. The answers about the universe and more

If you type in the search engine the question, in English, “answer to life the universe and everything”, which in Spanish translates as “answer to life, the universe and the whole”, the calculator appears with the number 42. This alludes to the novel Intergalactic Traveler's Guide by Douglas Adams. In the story, a group of explorers of hyper-intelligent beings build a computer called Deep Thinking to give them the definitive answer to these mysteries of life.

El buscador hace alusión a una conocida novela
El buscador hace alusión a una conocida novela

After seven and a half million years of pondering the question, Deep Thought says that the answer is 42, which leads them to think that the concern was misposed and must be reformulated to arrive at a correct answer.

8. Fun facts and interesting facts

To search for fun information or interesting things you can type in the Fun facts/ I'm feeling curious search engine and there you can see several results. Like this one, where it is said that Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean products, including the films and video game The Legend of Jack Sparrow, as well as the Disneyland ride and the attraction The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Al escribir "fun facts" o "I´m feeling curious" , el buscador devuelve información interesante
Al escribir "fun facts" o "I´m feeling curious" , el buscador devuelve información interesante

9. El Cha Cha Slide

If you put the name of the song “Cha Cha Slide” in the Google search engine, a YouTube video will appear along with the lyrics and microphone icon next to it. If the microphone is pressed, the letter slides to the right and then to the left. Then a succession of icons appear that are pressed and the search engine makes different pirouettes.

 La canción fue lanzada como single en agosto de 2000, y pasó cinco semanas en la lista de Billboard Hot 100
La canción fue lanzada como single en agosto de 2000, y pasó cinco semanas en la lista de Billboard Hot 100

In this way, the seeker is made to “dance” to the rhythm of this song by the American artist DJ Casper, also known as Mr. C The Slide Man. The song was released as a single in August 2000, and spent five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 83. In 2020, 20 years after its launch, the search engine added this hidden surprise that is still in force.

10. Friends characters

Chandler Bing en Google
Chandler Bing en Google

If you write the characters of the famous Friends series you can also find hidden surprises. Thus, for example, when you type the name of Chandler Bing, in the highlighted information box, next to his name, an icon of an armchair appears and when pressed, a chicken and a duck appear alluding to episodes of the program.

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