This week the Starcraft fans amongst us are being treated to Google's newest Easter Egg hidden in their own fun-loving search engine - newest as in there's a whole lot more where that came from. Google has for years added little bits of intelligent oddity in with their everyday set of powerful services for search, mapping, and media managing. Today you'll want to head to Google and search for the term "zerg rush" and see what happens - then have a peek below at the rest of the eggs hidden all over the big G all day long - bring on your ships, kekeke!
Your next mission is to go to Google Maps and search for directions from The Shire to Mordor with Walking Directions selected. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you'll know exactly what this unexpected journey is all about. If you're a fan of the Lord of the Rings films or even the memes that surround them, you'll find Google's response to your request more than a little chuckle-worthy.
Next you'll be loving one of the most famous of all Google Doodles, PacMan! This particular doodle had Google celebrating the classic video game with a tiny little yellow chomper running around a Google-themed board while the ghosts chased him all night long. As it turns out, this Google was archived - as it should have been - and you can play it right now! Just use your regular arrow keys and mind the big dots! Insert more than one coin for Ms Pac Man at the same time!
Google's Calculator, embedded into its basic web-based search engine, can be accessed by entering equations into the search bar. This calculator turns up results for several well-known phrases as well - search for "once in a blue moon", "The Loneliest Number", and "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." These and more will give you some giggles - try any number-based answer giver out!
There are several versions of Google's search engine created by Google to bring you the experience you need when you need it - this including Star Trek's Klingon, a lovely Pirate version, and Elmer Fudd - and that's not all, folks.
The most awesome is an ongoing project which Google works with you and I for with the Google 3D models for Google Earth. One prime example of what can be done this program is the Blues Brothers bridge jump -- if you're traveling to the Tacony Palmyra bridge linking New Jersey and Philadelphia, chances you wont find this police car flying through the air - but you will find it there in Google Earth!
These are only a few of the VAST amount of Easter Eggs hidden in the halls of Google's many web-based services. Let us know if you find anything new or know of an oldie but goodie you want to share!