Google does a barrel roll!

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  1. Wizerzak
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    “Do a barrel roll” has become a trending topic on Twitter and elsewhere, thanks to an easter egg on Google Search.

    Type the phrase in Google, and the screen will tumble around (it’s a barrel roll, after all). The same thing happens if you search for “Z or R twice.” If you’re feeling lazy, you can simply click here and see the effect for yourself. Because it was built in HTML5, it doesn’t work on all browsers. Firefox and Chrome seem to support it best.



    Here's what Google had to say:

    :arrow: Source

    Pretty awesome IMO, now go on and DO A BARREL ROLL!!!!
    (It also work in Google images, videos and news as I just found out.)
     
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  2. Ron

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    Also try searching for 'tilt'.
     
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    Yeah, not news but pretty damn awesome.
     
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    it's funny and pwness.
     
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    Nice, Google. Just... yeah, cool.
     
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    edit: lol, just noticed it was already in the op
     
  9. Ron

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    This is awesome. It also works for smartphones, apparently.

    Also, I just saw the delete button beside my post.
     
  10. awssk8er

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    My brother showed me this about 20 minutes ago.

    Haha, I love Google. They're always thinking of awesome/pointless things.
     
  11. Satangel

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    This is just really cool! Fun to see a multibillion company like Google keeps fucking around.
     
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    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    Woah. That was cool. o.o
     
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    That was cool : D
     
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    Lol.... Do a barrel roll!
    They should do something like when searching for yahoo, only google comes up xD
     
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    And people are actually paid to do that :D

    Best. Job. Evar.
     
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    Also relevant: Barrel Roll bookmarklet
    I am so adding this to my bookmarklet repository (along with the YT downloader one ;) )
     
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    Extra fun with the voice search feature. I love shouting "DO A BARREL ROLL" at my computer and having it work.
     
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    Experimentation found a few more. Try searching for 'still', 'motionless', 'no effect' or 'doesn't do anything different'.

    Turns out it's not even a barrel roll.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!