The Google 1998 Easter Egg: How to Get It

In 1998, Google introduced a fun and playful Easter Egg that has become a staple of their search engine ever since. The "Googlegram" is a feature that allows users to enter a series of numbers or letters in the Google search bar to create an image or animation related to the number or letter entered.

For example, if you type "12345678901" into the Google search bar, it will display an animated sequence of the number 1 followed by a sequence of the numbers 2 through 9, and finally the number 0.

To get the most out of the Googlegram, it’s important to understand how it works.

Here are some tips for finding the Easter Egg:

  1. Type in a sequence of numbers or letters that you think might be interesting or funny. For example, try typing "42" (a reference to Douglas Adams’ science fiction series) or "011000000110110001100000011011000110000000000" (the ASCII code for the word "hello").
  2. Once you’ve typed in your sequence, hit enter to see what happens. If you get a message saying "Sorry, we could not find a matching Googlegram," try again with different numbers or letters.
  3. Some of the most popular Googlegrams include the "Googlegram for 42" (which displays an animation of a rocket launch), the "Googlegram for 011000000110110001100000011011000110000000000" (which displays an animated sequence of the numbers 1 through 10), and the "Googlegram for 888888888" (which displays an animation of a bouncing ball).

In conclusion, the Google Easter Egg is a fun and playful feature that has become a beloved tradition among users. By understanding how it works and experimenting with different sequences, you can discover your own unique Googlegrams and share them with others.