Cloud Computing: Google Barrel Roll Is Latest Trick in Long Easter Egg Line

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-11-18 Print this article Print
Barrel Roll

Barrel Roll

The Do a Barrel Roll query became an Internet sensation and an instant classic Easter egg last week.
Google's Barrel Roll Easter egg captured the world's attention last week prompting millions of users to enter "do a barrel roll" into the search engine to see the virtual world turned upside down. If you don't get it, you have to try it. But Google and others are long known for hiding little cool software tricks all over their Web services. In this slide show, eWEEK walks through a mixed bag of Google's more popular and more obscure online Easter egg tricks. We start with Google's Barrel Roll and move on to the company's Pac-Man game, old-school recursion and gravity stunts. So fasten your seatbelts and take the Easter egg tour with eWEEK.

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