21 Google Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

Anyone would think Google was run by nerds.

Easter Eggs are no longer the reserve of movies and video games: tech companies and websites have jumped on the same wagon, knowing that users and consumers invariably respond positively to the inclusion of secret and celebratory details and rewards, and are thus far more inclined to tell people they too should visit or buy in order to experience the Eggy pleasure themselves. Understandably, given the fact that it is still the most visited website on the planet, Google ranks highly in the number of Easter Eggs hidden in its various features. Every year, the company rolls out April Fools Day jokes - including this year's excellent Google Maps Pokemon Challenge - and calendar events and anniversaries are of course marked by special Google Doodles that occasionally expand into Easter Eggs like games or animations, but Google aren't restricted to special occasions to add secret features. Proving exactly why the search engine has transcended the limits of normal websites, Google (and occasionally their users) have included a cavalcade of nerdy details and jokes to add pleasure to the user experience, and also to prove their geeky credentials, since the nature of most of the discovered Eggs seems to have a distinct nerdy flavour. To celebrate the work that has gone into these in-jokes, Easter Eggs and nerdy references, we've put together a comprehensive list of the best...

21. Straight Up Murder

How To Find It: Head to Giles Street in Edinburgh on Google Maps and navigate the street in Street View. The Result: Murder. Hopefully staged, which the police were clearly happy to accept when they turned up at the home of murder victim - Dan Thompson - a year later:
"We had forgotten about it when the police arrived a year later and we apologised for wasting police time. They found it funny."
A funny story, until you realise it took anyone a year to notice the potential murder, which is somewhat more worrying.

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