25 Awesome Google Tricks and Easter Eggs

Designers at Google are mostly self-professed nerds, but that doesn’t stop them from having a good sense of humor. Among the billions of things you can search for in Google, the designers have hidden some tricks, hoaxes, and Easter eggs. Ever been frustrated with the limited transit options (e.g. car, public transit, bicycle) in Google Maps? Take a dragon. Feel that Google search isn’t right for your personality? Use its interface as a pirate instead. To find these and more, check out this list of 25 awesome Google tricks and Easter eggs.

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Know the iconic "I'm feeling lucky" button? Click it to bring up a list of Google's past doodles (what it modifies its logo to be) in this first Google trick.

google Doodle_proteinsSource: Cnet, Image: Wikimedia

Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between letters on a typewriter. Search "kerning" to see how how it's done.

kerningSource: Cnet, Image: Wikipedia

Search "Google gravity" and click "I'm feeling lucky". The result brings up a page where gravity rules. Any additional terms you search for also fall prey to gravity's effects.

Physicist_Stephen_Hawking_in_Zero_Gravity_NASASource: Cnet, Image: Wikimedia

Similarly, click "I'm feeling lucky" after typing "Google sphere" and mrdoob.com shows the page's features orbiting around the Google logo.

World's_Sphere_at_Corona_ParkSource: Cnet, Image: Wikimedia

Search Google Maps's Street View just outside London's Earl's Court underground station to find another Google trick. You'll find a TARDIS from Doctor Who which you can click on to go inside. It really is bigger on the inside.

tardis at earls courtSource: Cnet, Image: Wikimedia

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