Google’s 2011 Holiday Eggs (aka Easter Eggs)
If you go to Google this holiday season there are a number of hidden messages or in-jokes which you can be a part of just by searching. Usually these kinds of things are called “Easter Eggs” but I don’t if it’s a fitting name since the winter holidays do not include Easter. That’s why they are definitely either – in my mind – “Holiday Eggs” or maybe even “Google Eggs.”
If you go to Google and type in certain key words you can get a little extra little addition for some extra holiday cheer. For Hanukka you can use the variations:
- happy hanukkah
- happy chanukah
One other one you can try is “let it snow” which starts snow on your browser window and eventually fogs it up as you see above and below.
And once the ‘window’ is all ‘fogged up with the snow’ your search button becomes a defrost button if you want to reset it. But wait! not so fast! You can use your mouse once the window is fogged up to write on it!!! Check out the image below and you’ll see what I wrote.
But Google didn’t stop there. They made sure everyone was included! There’s Christmas…
For Christmas type:
- merry christmas
As well, they also did Kwanzaa…
For Kwanzaa you can type:
- happy kwanzaa
Seems that Happy New Years & New Years don’t do anything. Boxing Day doesn’t work either in case you’re wondering.