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This article was published on August 14, 2012

Google plays some tricks with “I’m Feeling Lucky”, adds “I’m Feeling Hungry” and others

Google plays some tricks with “I’m Feeling Lucky”, adds “I’m Feeling Hungry” and others
Drew Olanoff
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Drew Olanoff

Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

If you’re a Google search user like a lot of people, you’re very familiar with the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, which is perfect for those times when you’re too lazy to dig deep into search results.

Today, I noticed that when I hovered over the button, it changed rapidly. Almost like a slot machine. I haven’t noticed this before, but maybe you have.

The options I saw were “I’m Feeling Trendy”, “I’m Feeling Hungry” and “I’m Feeling Playful”, but there are others. When you choose one, you’re sent to a Google page that relates to your choice.

Have a look:

Here’s where the “I’m Feeling Hungry” sends me:

The “I’m Feeling Trendy” button takes you to Google trends. I’m a fan of easter eggs, and Google is pretty good at them.

Not everyone at The Next Web saw this, so maybe it’s a field trial of some sort. Head on over to Google.com and give it a shot. Let us know in the comments if you have the feature.

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