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This article was published on November 9, 2011

Here’s how you can uncover some of Google’s coolest Easter Eggs

Here’s how you can uncover some of Google’s coolest Easter Eggs
Nancy Messieh
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Nancy Messieh

Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

Every now and then someone uncovers a new Google Easter Egg, and we came across a list of all the I’m feeling lucky tricks that Google has up its sleeve, revealing some cool effects, as well as some of the best Google Doodles of all time.

You might have already heard of one or two of them. If you want to turn the traditional Google search page into a Gothic-inspired alternative, type Google Gothic. Want a Google made entirely of Pirate-speak? Type Google Pirate and hit I’m feeling lucky. The most recent one doing the rounds on Twitter right now is to type “Do a barrel roll,” and hit search (not I’m feeling lucky) and you’ll be met with a dizzying Google page.

The list also uncovers some of our favourite Google Doodles. If you’re looking for an excuse to procrastinate, Google Pacman will load one of the most popular Google Doodle’s of all time – allowing you to play Pacman right there in Google’s search page, while Google Guitar loads the doodle celebrating Les Paul’s 96th birthday, where you can compose your own little tune on an interactive, virtual guitar.

To try these out, you’ll have to switch off Google’s Instant Search in your settings, so you can access the I’m feeling lucky button.

Now all that’s left to know is – which of these is your favourite Google trick? Let us know in the comments. And here’s another one.