8 Super Cool Google Tricks

By April 2, 2013
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So,  if you’re on the internet a lot, you’re pretty much using Google constantly. I use it primarily for weird image searches and spellcheck. But while we’re all busy using it to do some ‘research’ or cyber-stalking the classmate you had a crush on in high school, you might be missing all the cool little things Google creates to keep us all entertained. Because if there’s one thing the internt is lacking, it’s dumb entertainment! Here’s 8 of the coolest Google tricks ever!

Zerg Rush

Type ‘zerg rush’ into the search window. Os will start to fall. Your mission is to destroy them before they take down your search results page. It is literally the most simplistic game ever, yet for some reason you won’t be able to stop playing. DAMN YOU INTERNET!

Flight Simulator

This feature was SO RAD that Google actually permanently made it a feature on Google Earth. Click on tools> enter flight simulator. Begin flying around the earth. Feel a sense of accomplishment without technically leaving your house. Yay!

Directions To Mordor

Go into Google Maps and get walking directions from The Shire to Mordor. If I was Frodo I would’ve seen this and been like okay.. I’ll just stay home and watch a Buffy marathon on Netflix.  On a sidenote Boromir can walk into my Mordor any day. WHA???

Google Pond

Type ‘Google Pond’ in the search window and things get all liquid-like. It’s very soothing in a zen sort of way. ‘Namaste, bitches!’ –Jesse Pinkman after doing this trick.

Barrel Roll

Type ‘do a barrel roll’ into the search bar. It’s what Peppy Hare demands of you. Also I highly recommend taking a dramamine first. It actually gave me a little case of motion sickness.

The Loneliest Number

Awww this is so ‘Forever Alone’. Type in the “the loneliest number”  you’ll get the answer..one.  Scientific proof that only other people can make you happy. JK!

Beatbox

Go to Google Translate and set the translator to translate English to German.  Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk   kkkkkk bsch. Click listen. Kick it old school.

I’m Feeling Doodley

If you go to press ‘I’m feeling lucky’  with no text in the search box, you’ll get a bunch of new options, including ‘I’m feeling Doodley’,  where you can see every Google doodle logo ever!  I’d like to thank Google for instantly eliminating all the time they’ve saved me by producing so many addictive tricks. I really need that sarcasm font. Get on it science!

What’s your favorite Google hidden trick? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.