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This article was published on April 26, 2019

Google’s nifty ‘Endgame’ Easter egg wipes out half your search results with a snap of Thanos’ fingers

Google’s nifty ‘Endgame’ Easter egg wipes out half your search results with a snap of Thanos’ fingers
Bryan Clark
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Avengers: Endgame is smashing box office records, pulling in more than $60 million yesterday alone.

And while the internet loses its collective shit over Endgame, we’re just over here trying to finish out the work week so we can slide into a theater for a peek at the film. Needless to say, we’re a bit wary of spoilers. This led us to pass up a pretty cool Easter egg by the folks at Google.

But don’t worry, it’s spoiler-free.

For those that haven’t been following along, Endgame is the culmination of 11 years of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Since the original Iron Man, all Marvel movies have been building to this moment, a sort of phase completion of numerous franchises. In fact, numerous sites recommend seeing multiple other Marvel movies before catching Endgame — and we’re not just talking about the other three Avengers titles, either.

But if you’re short on time, here’s the two-cent primer. The third title in the Avengers series, Infinity War, ended with… warning, we’ve got spoilers coming (but not for Endgame).

You should turn back now if you still need to see Infinity War.

We really mean it. Go back before it’s too late.

:: Spoilers Ahead ::

Okay, here goes. At the end of Infinity War, Thanos — not to be confused with the shady real-world tech startup Theranos — snaps his fingers and wipes out something like half of the world’s population. It’s the ultimate cliffhanger moment, and one that led us to a year of waiting for some sense of closure.

Google, in all its nerd glory, replicated this with Thanos-related search results. Some are reporting it as a means to block spoilers, but it seems more random than that, mostly blocking out the articles explaining the Easter egg, and a few of the cards included in most searches. But it’s still cool, and should lead to a spoiler-free experience if you want to check it out.

All you need to do is go to Google.com, type in Thanos, and then hit Enter.

Click this glove hanging out on the right side of the search results

On the right, you’ll see a jewel-adorned glove, called the Infinity Gauntlet. Click it and watch what happens.

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