This is a very elaborate Easter Egg hidden within Google. It only works if you follow the precise instructions:
Go to Google Reader, then use your cursor keys thus: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. A ninja then pops onto your screen and into your search box.
If you can’t be bothered, here’s a screenshot:
If you do a search for “Ascii Art” you get to see a special logo made with… Ascii Art!
Some other Easter Eggs:
- Search for recursion and Google will cheekily ask if you meant recursion
- The Mentalplex April Fool’s page still exists – google.com/mentalplex
- And you can actually play Pacman at google.com/pacman
Google have unleashed a wonderful new feature called Verbatim. It can be found in Search Tools in the left navigation of search results. What it does is strip the search results of everything that might give you a different results page than someone else in another land. No personalization, no country bias, no spelling corrections, no synonyms, and so on.
Google knows all about Chuck Norris and his special powers. Search for his name by hitting the I’m Feeling Lucky button, and you should see this:
Do a Google search for “Google Gravity”. Click on “I’m feeling lucky” (or you might find it on right hand side of the suggested searches). Then watch your screen collapse:
Or just search for “askew” to make the results page lean…