2014 Easter egg hunt: Google hoaxes and jokes

2014 Easter egg hunt: Google hoaxes and jokes

Summary: Here is a roundup of Google easter egg jokes and hoaxes in 2014. Did you miss the Tardis?

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  • What's your Bacon number?

    Apparently, many actors are connected to Footloose star Kevin Bacon. If you type in any celebrities' name together with "Bacon number" you can find out just how many degrees apart they are.

  • Atari Breakout

    A nod to old-school arcade games, typing in "Atari Breakout" within Google Images will bring up a game you can play which is similar to the original Breakout series.

  • Blinking HTML

    An HTML-based easter egg makes your results blink. Searching for either "blink HTML" or "blink tag" will alter your page to reflect this HTML code.

    You can also type in "shake" and "tilt" on Google to skew your results page.

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  • Broken Link?

    When I click "this link" under Image 2, "Visit the Tardis," it doesn't show London. Instead, I get a map of the U.S.
    palmpilot
    • Further Info

      P.S. The above issue occurs when using Firefox 28. It works in Internet Explorer 11.
      palmpilot
      • Apparently it's the Way the Cookies Were Set

        It turns out it wasn't the browser. The link doesn't work when you have Google Maps set to the classic version. When I return to the new version, it works.
        palmpilot
  • Re; The T.A.R.D.I.S. visit

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Charlie and the doctor for this opportunity to visit the T.A.R.D.I.S.' main room. It was very entertaining and educational.

    Thank you, doctor.
    bart001fr
  • @ palmpilot

    The problem is that you are too used to simply clicking on a link [i.e. left-clicking]. What you should do instead is right-click and follow the menu to use "open in a new tab".

    I have Firefox 28 also and it never gives me any trouble at all.
    bart001fr