If you have clicked on this article hoping to regale us with tales of chocolate, bunnies, and chocolate bunnies, then I’m afraid you’re out of luck. This week’s We Ask You is all about the kind of Easter eggs that are hidden in computer software, in video games, and on websites. Yes, the geeky kind.
Evocative Easter Eggs
We want to know, What’s The Best Easter Egg You Have Ever Seen?
Easter eggs of the kind we’re keen to discuss, are, for the uninitiated, those hidden messages, inside jokes, and strange little tricks inserted into something by its designers or developers. They’re buried within the object in question just waiting to be found by someone else. Or at least that’s the intention.
These Easter eggs crop up in all kinds of weird and wonderful places, including the many forms of technology we’re interested in here on MakeUseOf. Cheat codes in video games, pop culture references in computer programs, photos of the development team in operating systems, and formatting fun in search engines. Hell, even Cortana gets in on the action, as can be seen in the video below.
These are just a few examples, but there are many more. We have previously detailed some of the best Easter eggs you can experience, with 10 cool software Easter eggs, 10 surprising operating system Easter eggs, and 10 Google Easter eggs you may have missed. Because these things come in multiples of 10, apparently.
Now that you know exactly what we’re talking about, and have several articles to read that are bulging full of examples, you can answer the question by commenting below. We don’t expect you to have actually discovered any of these Easter eggs for yourselves, just to have seen them in action. For real though, not just in a YouTube video such as the one seen here.
The ultimate aim is to compile a list of the best Easter eggs of all time. But to be able to do that we need your help. Simply comment below telling us all about the best Easter egg you have ever seen and how you came to be aware of it.
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