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Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2012
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Until someone told us on a course last week (thanks, Carys), we never realised that Google could do a barrel roll! That set us investigating ...
As far as we can tell, these commands only work in Chrome (they definitely don't work in our versions of IE9 or Firefox):
|Command||What it does|
|Tilt||Tilts the screen slightly|
|Do a barrel roll||Rotate the screen 360 degrees (warning: induces nausea).|
Here's what tilting looks like:
The screen lurches slightly ...
Walking directions from Rivendell to Mordor work in any browser:
Make sure you choose walking directions to see this ominous warning.
Searching for binary, hexadecimal or octal shows the number of results in the relevant base (bit geeky, this one):
It's shorter in hexadecimal!
Searching for Zerg Rush gradually destroys your screen:
Apparently it's to do with a game popular in South Korea ...
One of our favourites - searching for recursion yields the following helpful suggestion:
Click on the link until you get the joke ...
Someone at Google has too much time on their hands with these suggestions:
Ho ho ... !
These are just a small sample of the ones we found most entertaining. You can see a full list here (although many of the ones listed no longer work).