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Easter egg: Google does a barrel roll

By Rick
Nov 4, 2011
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  1. This recently discovered Easter egg in Google's search engine produces both an amusing and surprising result. If you have not seen it for yourself yet, go to Google and type…

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  2. Very awesome.
     
  3. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 738   +31

    Doesnt work now. Didnt see it. Tried opera and ie9.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    Works on my end (latest version of Chrome and Firefox).
     
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,153   +737

    I'm not sure it's Starfox... I think it's a fun phrase. When i was a kid I read every Calvin and Hobbes cartoon Bill Watterson every wrote. There's one where Calvin writes out on his lawn 'Hey Pilots, Do a Barrel Roll!' and it disapointed when the passenger jets don't comply. That's where the phrase came from for me...

    And 2 seconds on google... http://photobucket.com/images/do a barrel roll calvin and hobbes lol/
     
  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Works in Chrome, no go in IE9 ... cool :cool:
     
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    I just did me a Barrel Roll.
     
  8. natefalk

    natefalk TS Rookie Posts: 78

    posted on reddit yesterday... spreads to the rest of the internet today...
     
  9. It was an aileron roll, not a barrel roll.
    Felix, Sanibel
     
  10. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    You can also do "tilt"
     
  11. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    That was enjoyably satisfying... i shall keep doing it !
     
     
  12. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 277

    ASCII doesn't work :(
     
  13. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    Oh, great! There goes my pinball game!

    :|…
     
  14. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Easter eggs are fun. And holey.
     
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    Concur, I only tried Opera 11.whateverisnewest
     
  16. Works on firefox 8.0 but it closes all your open tabs except google
     
  17. It was an aileron roll and not a barrel roll. I must be the only pilot who is also a nerd. Dual ranking, I'll ask for a promotion.
    Felix
    Sanibel
     
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    Tilt or askew works in Opera 11.52 though.
     
  19. Mongofongo

    Mongofongo TS Rookie

    That's cool and it worked on my end on latest Google Chrome browser.
     
  20. barrel roll ftw
     
  21. Nice just tried it here in Firefox 7.01, that was cool.
     
  22. Cool..! Works without a problem on Firefox 6. No tabs closed.
     
  23. this uses webgl.. so you need a browser that supports webgl

    firefox 4+ or chrome 9+

    ie including ie9 and future version doesn't and will not support webgl
     
  24. hedoriko

    hedoriko TS Rookie

    You can also type in;

    How to find chuck norris

    Then his "im feeling lucky" and it will pull up a page saying it can't find chuck norris. You can then proceed to search the web from Chuck's beard.
     
  25. Daxis

    Daxis TS Rookie

    Only works on Google-sponsored browsers... IE 11 supports CSS3/HTML5, and so does the newest Opera, and neither seem to do it.
     


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