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Type “Let It Snow” on Google for a Pleasant Surprise

 

In the spirit of the Google “barrel roll,” the company has another tricky search result today: Search the words “let it snow” and watch what happens.

Of course, your Google search results will contain videos of that old favorite song, but what’s that? Snowflakes falling in your browser? Frost on the Google bar? Could this be some mistake?

Watch your browser fill up with snow, and then skate around with your mouse, where your browser acts just like a frozen lake, showing the path your cursor has taken. Want to start over? Simply click the “defrost” button and again you’ll see a clear screen, adorned by that easy wind and downy flake filling it up anew.

SEE ALSO: Hey Yahoo, Do a Barrel Roll: How Google Wins With Whimsical Tricks

What a lovely Easter egg Google has given us this cold and snowy (in some places) December morning, just five days shy of the darkest evening of the year! Nice, Google.

UPDATE: Google’s also celebrating Hanukkah! Type the word “Hanukkah” on the Google search form and you’ll see a special surprise.

Want more? Well, you have miles to go before you sleep, because here are 10 more fun built-in Google tricks you can amuse yourself with right now. Check them out, and let us know in the comments if you have any other favorites:

Gravity

Enter "Google Gravity" in the search bar. Hit "I'm feeling lucky" (if you have Google Instant enabled, it's on the right hand side of the suggested searches). Then watch your world fall down.

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Type “Let It Snow” on Google for a Pleasant Surprise
Charlie White
Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:26:12 GMT

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