13 Website Easter Eggs

Forget chocolate: hunt down these totally free website Easter eggs instead for all the satisfaction but none of the calories.

(Note: Easter eggs are hidden gems buried within the internet. Many of them involve dinosaurs, for inexplicable reasons).

1) Sneaky Spreadsheet

Sports gambling website Skybet.com has a handy little button on the top right of the page that turns the page into a fake excel spreadsheet if your boss walks past (it’s located above the Facebook button).

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2) Jumping Dinosaur

Next time you’re using Chrome and your computer isn’t connected to the internet, wait for the T-Rex dinosaur to appear on an offline page. Press the space bar and you will activate an excellent little game.

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3) He-Man

Visit the Black Acre Brewing website and click the “I’m under 21” option. You might not be old enough to drink, but you are old enough for He-Man (don’t forget to turn the sound up).

black acre brewing

4) My Little Pony

Bored on Google Hangouts? Type /ponystream into the message box and enjoy an endless stream of dancing My Little Ponies.

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5) Nostalgia

Type “Google in 1998” into the search engine and you’ll be transported back in time to the early days of the internet.

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6) Dr. Who

Fan of Dr. Who? Stand outside Earl’s Court Station in Google Street view and face the old-fashioned police phone box. By pressing the up arrow key you’ll be transported into the Tardis.

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7) Sloths

Using the Konami Code (UP-UP-DOWN-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-B-A) on a website can unlock Easter Eggs. For example, the Buzzfeed homepage is instantly overtaken by sloths.

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8) Dinosaurs in hats

You can also use the Konami Code on the Vogue UK website for a parade of dinosaurs in hats (tip: keep on hitting A!)

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9) Atari

Search “Atari Breakout” on Google images and you’ll be immersed in a highly addictive game of Atari.

atari breakout

10) Secret newsletter

At the bottom of the Kickstarter homepage, click the scissors item three times. You’ll be invited to sign up for a secret newsletter!

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11) Zerg rush

Search “Zerg Rush” in Google and your screen will be overtaken by O’s. If you double click, your cursor turns into a plus sign. Click on the O’s and wipe them out, then share your high score on Google+.

zerg rush

12) Pterodactyl

One for the geeks here- The Oatmeal has a foul-mouthed pterodactyl hidden within its code. Right-click on the page and click “view source” to see it for yourself.

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13) Barrel Roll

Finally, an old classic from Google- search Barrel Roll” and watch as your screen does a perfect 360.

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Do you know any Easter eggs that we haven’t mentioned? Tell us in the comments section!

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