I had earlier written about Google’s Easter Eggs, but the one I found about today was too good to resist.
For the uninitiated, Zerg is a race in the hit Blizzard series – Starcraft (its a RTS). In both Starcraft and Starcraft II, there is a common Zerg strategy of Rushing. A rush is where you send in a small squad of soldiers early on in the game to wreck havoc in your opponents economy. The Zerg Rush is particularly effective since you can execute it within the first 3 minutes of the game.
OK, now back to this post, heres what you do –
- Go to Google.com
- Type in Zerg Rush
- Watch as a swarm of Google O’s attack your search results!
- Defend against the swarm and See how many can you get before your search results are wiped out
I did 61 :)
The good folks at Google have a great sense of humor. Ever since the launch of GMail on the 1st of April, and the subsequent April Fool jokes, we are always guessing what hidden joke lurks in each of the Google products. Here are some of them that I have found, you can check them out too!
I am also including some of the outputs, which you can try by yourself as well!
Do a Barrel Roll
Search this term in Google search, and watch the fun as the search queries take a tumble, and literally does a barrel roll!
Search this term in Google search, and see the screen go askew!!
Search for this, and the Google logo shows you what Ascii Art is all about!
Have you noticed that when search on Google, if you do typographical mistakes, Google corrects you by asking you “Did you mean <corrected spelling>”. Try searching recursion on Google!
There are more such easter eggs in Google, but they are time bound (for example searching football during the Soccer World Cup would give you an interested Pagination navigation on Google).
As a bonus, try this out in your Google Reader – up up down down left right left right b a b a (and beware of the ninja!).