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We were looking for those inedible Easter eggs you find hidden in computer software, operating systems, and video games. Instead, we got nothing but a tumbleweed being blown across a stark landscape. A bad question + no T-shirt offered as a prize = a disappointing We Ask You.

Excellent Easter Eggs

We asked you, What’s The Best Easter Egg You Have Ever Seen?

Unfortunately, we endured a woeful response to this question, with only a few people telling us about the best Easter eggs they have ever seen. Perhaps this term isn’t as well known amongst the mainstream as we had assumed. Or perhaps people skipped the post because their brains couldn’t quite fathom what chocolate has to do with technology Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers I love chocolate. I love it so much, I would live on chocolate alone it if were possible. The best present anyone can give me is a box of assorted chocolates, complete with a little... Read More . It’s a fair point.

Those people who did respond told us of a handful of geeky Easter eggs worth exploring:

  • Mortal Kombat 2: The Noob Saibot character was named after series creators John Tobias and Ed Boon.
  • Google Image Search: Atari Breakout (Search for “Atari Breakout” to trigger Easter egg).
  • Google Search: Zerg Rush (Search for “Zerg Rush” to trigger Easter egg).
  • Chromebook: Barrel Roll (Click Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Refresh to trigger Easter egg).
  • Microsoft Excel: Flight Simulator (See here for details on how to trigger Easter egg).

Where To Find More Of The Same


With such a disappointing response to this question, we had to explore the Web for more Easter eggs, and we found a comprehensive list on The Easter Egg Archive. This, as the name suggests, is a website dedicated to Easter eggs of all kinds, including those geeky ones hidden in video games, operating systems, and computer software.

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The Easter Egg Archive contains thousands of Easter eggs of the sort we were seeking, plus those found in movies, TV shows, music, books, and art. Most entries not only list the Easter egg in question, but also tell you how to trigger it for yourself. Which, if you’re anything like me, means you’ll be busy for the next few hours trying some out.

Comment Of The Week

We received a few great comments, including those from KT, Doomstar64, and Jim B,. Comment Of The Week goes to Callum, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment What's The Best Easter Egg You Have Ever Seen? [We Ask You] What's The Best Easter Egg You Have Ever Seen? [We Ask You] If you have clicked on this article to regale us with tales of chocolate bunnies then you're out of luck. Read More :

All the Google Easter Eggs – Zerg Rush, Barrel roll, MELIZA, and Atari Breakout being particular favourites!

We chose this comment simply because it names four brilliant Easter eggs all hidden within Google products. I personally wasn’t even previously aware of Meliza, which turns out to be a Martian chatbot hidden within Google Earth 5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth 5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth In this article, I'm going to share five really cool features I found in Google Earth. These features are perfect if you're looking to build a new house or trying to find a place to... Read More . Which helped lift this comment above the others.

We Ask You is a weekly column in which you have your say about a particular subject. We ask you a question each week, with the results compiled and compressed into a follow-up article the following week. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.

Image Credits: JD Hancock via Flickr, Steven Depolo via Flickr

  1. Xoandre
    October 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I think the lack of response has a lot to do with those of us who know so few easter eggs and cannot quite recall the specific details of them all.

    I know one that always intrigues me is the use of the number 42 (Reference to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) that pops up at random all over the place - in games, movies, books, television series, commercials, and even one or two semi-fictional documentaries.

    • Dave Parrack
      October 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      You might be right. It was an ill-judged question, and I accept full responsibility :)

      I love that 42 is liberally hidden in different media. Who knows, it could mean that in the future Douglas Adams will be regarded as some kind of prophet ;)

    • Leah
      October 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      The thing about 42 is how widely known it is. I have never read Hitchiker's Guide (it's on my to-read list) but I know it's the meaning of life and I like when it pops up in something.

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