We’ve all heard of Google’s tricks and every once in a while I like to just have fun while on the computer so I play with Google.


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Here are some of Google’s cool fun and cute tricks when doing a search.

    • The Barrel Roll – Type in Google Search “do a barrel roll”
    • Flight Simulator – Go to Google Earth,  go to tools then click on “Enter Flight Simulator”.  You need to have Google Earth downloaded for this one. You will travel the world!
    • Google Gravity – Type “Google Gravity” in the search bar and click on  “I’m feeling lucky”.
    • Tilt/Askew – Type either of these words in the search bar.
    • Pacman – Go here: http://www.google.com/pacman/ . The game will appear above the search bar. Click “Insert Coin”. Use your directional arrow keys.
    • Recursion – Type “recursion” into the Google search bar. Google continuously tries to tell you that you meant “recursion”. Notice the definition that Google gives you.
    • Chuck Norris – Google has had lots of fun changing up what happens when you search for Chuck Norris. It used to say, “Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows that you don’t find Chuck, he finds you”. (see photo) Now when you search for Walker Texas Ranger and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”. Google takes you directly to Chuck Norris Facts. Chuck Norris Search


    • The Lock Ness Monster – Set your Google homepage theme to the Beach Theme. At 3:14 am check your computer and you will see Nessie swimming across your screen. (You can change your clock if you’re not a night owl)
    • Ninja – When you’re on Google Reader using your curser keys type: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. The ninja will appear on your screen and in the search bar.
    • Mentalplex/April Fools Joke – Google started this as an April Fools joke in 2000 but it lives on and fun to use on the less internet savvy peeps in our lives. Go to “google.com/mentalplex”
      (source: Mashable.com)

Hope you enjoy these and I know you already tried a couple so tell me, which was your favorite??


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  1. Nicole Brady

    January 6th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite is (WAS) “askew”. Go into Google to search and type askew. My new favorite is the barrel roll.

  2. Rachel Ferrucci

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love the barrel roll!

  3. Linda Kinsman

    January 9th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I am so going to do the Lock Ness Monstor one! Thank you for these cool tricks. You’ve earned yourself some coolness from my 13 yr. old daughter too who had to bookmark your post to her toolbar. 🙂

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