It’s the time of year for chocolate, hot cross buns and four consecutive days of R&R. To help set the scene for Easter fun, we thought we would share with you some of our favourite Easter eggs. Not the chocolate kind but the online kind!
An online Easter egg is an intentional hidden joke that has been left to be discovered on a website. All you need to know is where and how to find it. Are you ready for an Easter egg hunt? Here we go!
Travel to Game of Thrones cities with Kayak
US flight comparison website kayak.com let you plan a journey to and from a selection of Game of Thrones destinations if you know what to search for.
Both the from and to cities in your journey have to be chosen from a selection of 10 cities: Kings Landing, Westeros (KLA); Oldtown, Westeros (OLT); Lannisport, Westeros (LPR); Gulltown, Westeros (GUN); White Harbor, Westeros (WHI); Winterfell, Westeros (WFL); Pyke, Iron Islands, Westeros (PYK); Tyrosh, Essos (YRH); Pentos, Essos (PEO); and Braavos, Essos (BRV).
Not an option for those prone to motion sickness or boredom – your trip will most likely be by ship or carriage and it’s going to take you a really long time to get there!
Facebook goes pirate me hearties
Bored of your regular Facebook feed? You can spice things up a little by changing up your language settings to something more daring.
How about Pirate or Upside Down?
Simply go into your Facebook account settings and click to edit your language selection. In the drop down menu, you’ll find both Pirate and Upside Down as choices under the English language selections. Now go forth and update your plunderin’ (or simply do a head stand).
One for the developers
This one is a Debian GNU/Linux Easter egg for the aptitude version of Moo.
Code as follows: $ aptitude moo
The program will tell you: There are no Easter Eggs in this program.
Code again, this time adding a “v”:
$ aptitude -v moo
The program will keep telling you there are no Easter eggs. Keep adding “v”s to your code until it gives it up!
Youtube “Use the Force Luke”
This one’s super easy. Head over to YouTube and type “use the force Luke” into the search box. Move your mouse cursor to access the power!
Digg.com: The Musical
The Konami code: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a
There are Easter eggs hidden all over the web and the Butterfly team are always interested in finding them! Feel free to share your favourites in the comments below.