BEST GOOGLE TIPS, TRICKS AND EASTER EGGS: PART 2
If you missed Oliver’s Part 1 click here.
Here are my best Google tips, tricks and Easter eggs:
In the middle at number 5, we have Google Terminal ( the old Google used by people just as Google came out). It will run a little standard check, with a bit of code coming up and a few beeping noises, then it will come up with a few instructions on how to use it. To achieve this, just follow the previous steps in number 6 (with the click of I’m feeling lucky) to get to terminal, as it will appear at the top, or you can search Google Terminal then click I’m feeling lucky. Either one of these methods will work. I like this one because it shows us as the younger generation what Google was like when our parents were children, or if you’re an adult reading this, what it was like when you were a child or a young adult. It’s quite fun, actually, as you’ll surely agree.
Just missing out on a place in the top three, we have number 4 which is snake game. Again, just like the previous two, you can do the zerg rush (plus the I’m feeling lucky) procedure and get to this, or search snake game and click I’m feeling lucky, then use the arrow keys to control the red snake and eat the food, while avoiding biting your own tail. This game is a classic so it is why I hope you’ll agree that this is a reasonable spot for snake game.
Down one place to number 3 we have Askew. This one we don’t have to type feeling lucky. Yes, if you type askew, no I’m feeling lucky, the screen will tilt to the right very slightly, but not straight. It’s not very appealing, I know, but it is little known which is why it is taking a spot in the top three.
Just a few more to go…
The penultimate one at number two, we have Google Translate. Not an easter egg for once, it is a handy tool for a holiday trip to a foreign country. Just select your language, then pick the language you want to translate to. Just type it in your language section, and it will come up with the word/ whatever you typed in that language. There will also be a speaker icon. Click this and it will pronounce it for you.
Before I unveil the number one spot, here are a few honourable mentions:
Google Underwater – to reach this, either, do the zerg rush procedure with the I’m feeling lucky and click underwater or type google underwater and click I’m feeling lucky.
Bing Wallpaper – Just type bing wallpaper and click I’m feeling lucky. This will let you customize your wallpaper. There is a variety to choose from, so I hope you enjoy.
And at number one, we have the one, the only Atari Breakout. Just go to the Google Homepage and type atari breakout. Then click I’m feeling lucky and the good ol’ game will come up on your monitor. This is the number one spot and is my all-time favourite!
Oliver, Year 6
PS For those of you who don’t have the I’m feeling lucky. Go to your homepage and type google. Then click the word Google and it will come up with Google.