6 Google Easter Eggs You Need To See

We’re familiar with the concept of Easter eggs in DVD extras for a movie or TV show; jokes and inside fun hidden by the movie’s creators for those with a keen eye. We’re probably also familiar with the concept of Easter eggs for… well, Easter.

But what about Easter eggs in your search engine?

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Google’s known for having a little fun on the Internet – everything from Doodles to the logo itself (the colour scheme does a kid’s playroom) – so it should come as no surprise that there are a few hidden tricks anyone can see while performing a simple search. Here are a few of our favourites:

1. Askew

Tired of seeing everything so up-and-down, all level angles and neat edges? Add a touch of chaos to your day by simply searching the words “askew” or “tilt”. If you’re more of an OCD type, this may not sit so well with you. See it.

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via google.ca

2. Barrel Roll

You’ve wanted to be a stunt pilot since you were 7, but you know that if the bus makes you queasy, an F-18 will have you projectile-vomiting so hard you’ll put Regan’s demon barf to shame. What to do, dreamer?

How about taking a spin in your search engine from the grounded comfort of your computer? Open Google, type in “do a barrel roll” and watch your dream come true. Buckle up.

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Top 5 Cartoon Dances

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but in my home-sweet-home of Toronto, winter is in full effect (even though it technically still isn’t winter!). Needless to say, it’s kind of a bummer.

Luckily, I’ve found the solution: DANCE PARTY TIME! And what better shindig than the fan favourite variety? Let’s all work on our sick, sick moves by studying the (fictional) greats of gettin’ down on the dance floor.

1. Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, Monsters University

What Mr. (Monster?) Squibbles misses in technique, he more then makes up for in enthusiasm:

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3 Killer Radiohead Covers

If Radiohead isn’t your favourite band ever/evar, then you definitely know someone for whom they wear the best band sash. I personally know 3 people that would say that Radiohead are without a doubt their favourite band and I know several dozen more people that have Radiohead in their personal top 3.

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For me, they’re probably number 4, right after The Magnetic Fields (#1), Nine Inch Nails (#2), and Weird Al (#3). And yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, Weird Al’s really slipped down the Mike charts in the last twenty years. He used to sit so comfortably ‘pon the throne of #1 best band for 11-year-old Mike. What happened?” To that I say, “That’s a bit of a tangent – let’s get to the meat of this blog post.” And to that you nod silently.

By the way, if you came here looking for 3 Radiohead covers by The Killers, you came to the WRONG place! But below are three great Radiohead covers that, like all great covers, kind of make you re-think what you believe about the originals. Let’s get to it.

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50 Photos with Perfect Timing

I just came across this super cool collection of photos that were taken with the perfect timing. And I mean perfect.

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Some of these were definitely on purpose and probs took a lot of waiting – but others are totally by accident, and that makes them even better!

The site may be in French, but you only need to have eyes to take in the fun. Check out the list – I guarantee you wows and maybe even a couple of lols too. Happy Sunday!

Top 10 Tom Hiddleston Nerd Moments

Tom Hiddleston, the utterly charming and delightful actor from Thor and The Avengers, has taken the nerd world by storm in the past few years. And it’s not surprising, aforementioned charm and delightfulness aside, that Hiddleston has some pretty impressive nerd cred to boot.

Whether he’s writing an impassioned defense of the importance of superhero movies or just being silly with his fans, he just keeps leaving his proud nerdiness lying around like crumpled Avengers undies.

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So in the interest of science, I’ve conducted an extensive study and found the 10 moments that make Hiddleston the new King of the Geeks…

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The Top 5 “Get Lucky” Covers

This summer, the world fell in love with Daft Punk’s mega hit “Get Lucky“. Which, of course, means a legion of covers from the divine to the, um… less than that.

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However, you don’t have to wade through all the meh to get to the amazing; I’ve grooved my way through a metric ton of videos to find you the very best covers the Internet has to offer. Now, in no particular order…

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8 Ways to Improve ‘Kick-Ass 2′

I LOVED Kick-Ass, I read the books and I was there on opening day for both the original and the just-released sequel, Kick-Ass 2. I enjoyed the film, I had fun watching it, and I can’t wait for a third to make them a trilogy!

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WARNING: This exploration contains spoilers for both the books and the films. So if you haven’t seen/read ‘em, go away!

…see/read ‘em, and then come back! All right, here we go.

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10 Real-Life Hobbit Holes

As one of the biggest Tolkien fans in the world (I have a button that tells me so), I’ve often dreamed about what living in Middle Earth would be like. Of course, Middle Earth is huge and covers a lot of different geographies – mountains to deserts to tundra to coastline – but I think every Tolkien fan at some point has imagined life in the Shire.

Peaceful. Tranquil. Full of visitors, well-wishers and distant relations. But what if you could actually call a hobbit hole home? Not a nasty kind of hole, no – but something comfy, cozy and a downright work of art?

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Well, at least 10 people have felt the same way and done something about it. Take a look at this article from freshome.com featuring 10 incredible homes that are or seem to be inspired by Shirefolk.

Confusticate them and their monies and their dreams. They truly haves the precious, yesss.

4 Oculus Rift Games I’d Like To See

Every decade virtual reality headsets are touted as the next big thing in gaming technology. I remember being 6 and playing a virtual reality game at Science World in Vancouver and thinking that it was the future of video games. Boy was I wrong… for a while! I don’t know the history of virtual reality headsets, but isn’t it safe to assume the Virtual Boy killed our enthusiasm for goggle-based video games for while? In any case, no one has really capitalized on the virtual reality experience in a mass market context until now.

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The Oculus Rift has recently been getting a lot of praise online and turning heads (literally) in real life. The creators are also trying to make it available in a mass-market price range ($300!). This all sounds great to me! While it still is an unwieldy piece of headgear, it apparently allows for a genuine feeling of immersion now that modern games look more like real life instead of the music video for Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”. So, with that in mind, here are 4 games that I would like to play should I ever get my grimy mitts on an Oculus Rift.

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5 Reasons We’re Excited About ‘Cosmos’!

Premiering in 2014 on Fox, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is a new 13-part docu-series on space and pretty much everything in it. Get a taste of the stellar magic from the epic trailer below as we sum up why we’re so incredibly excited:

1. This timeless subject is as applicable now as it was back in the 70s. Duh doi – it’s timeless.

2. The show is über accessible to the common man – with wicked effects and simple explanations, even the most devout Catholic will enjoy.

3. Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. He’s Carl Sagan‘s successor and every nerd’s wet dream.

4. Seth MacFarlane as a producer: like him or hate him, anything he touches turns to pure gold. Another smart, interesting move on his and Fox’s behalf.

5. Science! No brainer on that one. We should all love science, but some might need more convincing then others. With over 50% of Americans not believing in evolution, Cosmos is just the thing to help tip the scales.

Now, if we can just bend time a little bit to get 2014 here faster…