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This article was published on April 6, 2012

If you go Easter egg hunting on Google, all you’ll find is this graph

If you go Easter egg hunting on Google, all you’ll find is this graph
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For some folks in the world, Easter is coming up and that means church, gift baskets, and Easter egg hunts. One place to go looking for an Easter egg is Google, since the company likes to hide things within its products sometimes.

While this isn’t an official “Easter egg”, it is pretty cool.

Try a search on Google for:

1.2+(sqrt(1-(sqrt(x^2+y^2))^2) + 1 – x^2-y^2) * (sin (10000 * (x*3+y/5+7))+1/4) from -1.6 to 1.6

Here’s what you’ll come up with:

Using Google’s Graph tool, the above search will give you a perfect rendering of a 3D Google-colored Easter egg!

Sadly, there’s no candy or money inside, but it’s still a neat trick. The person who figured this out certainly had a lot of time on their hands.