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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — April 1, 2018 (Easter).

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 31, 2018.

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Google’s Hidden Games: Atari Breakout, Zerg Rush, Pac Man, Flappy Droid, T-Rex, Flight Simulator etc,

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Click image to gain access to the games (Easter Eggs) via “euroffice.co.uk”.


I got an e-mail this morning from Daisy Welch who very kindly sent me the link to this post — which provides access to all these hidden games (i.e.. Easter Eggs). As Daisy so cutely puts it: “perfect those with a little time to kill or who are the kings and queens of procrastinate in their office”.

Enjoy. Thanks, Daisy.


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Chocolate Easter Eggs Do Not Have The Word ‘Easter’ On Them.

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Click image to access original article at ‘metro.co.uk’ or type in ‘Cadbury’ into Google News.


A quick search of Amazon for Easter eggs.


Given that I do read the U.K. news daily I had heard about this brouhaha. I wasn’t sure whether this is new, i.e., Easter 2016. Though I buy dozens of these eggs every year (year round if I see them) I can’t say whether I have ever notice what the wrappers said. I always thought of them as Creme Eggs. I am not sure that there is much point trying to make a fuss about this. Chocolate makers, understandably, would like to sell these eggs year round and I am all in favor of that (though I personally have NOT eaten a chocolate egg in 3 years, though over the years, prior to that, I must have eaten hundreds of these).

C’est la vie. Happy Easter.


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Microsoft Bing Competes With Google Doodles With Interactive Easter Egg Background.

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Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
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Cesar Chavez Doodle, Mar. 31 … — Mar. 31, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.

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Click here to access Bing’s Easter 2013 search page with this background.

Move the cursor around and find ‘pop up’ rectangles. They contain clever ‘quotes’ or jokes like that shown above.


Wow. We now have controversy about Google Doodles! Who would have thought. [See below.]

And Bing is competing. Though my ISP, TDS, has Bing as the default search if I mistype a URL, I am a dyed in the wool Googler. I just banged my name into Bing when I went to get the background. I was impressed with the results. Maybe I should try it. But, as Deanna always complains I like my routines — but, part of that is the discipline. I have used Google for so long.

I am, as you know, partial to Google Doodles — especially after they gave me the one I requested!

Bing, I guess, has a different background daily — and as with Doodles, some of it is country-specific. Yes, there is an archive (and I will confess, it is better laid out than Google’s).

I don’t think I will have the time to follow both. I am hooked on Doodles.

But …


The Controversy!

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Google Doodles For April Fool’s Day: Can You Spot The ‘Valid’ Doodle?

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>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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Click here to get access Google’s treasure trove
of archived Google Doodles.


Google is noted for its brilliant April Fool’s Day pranks.

Last year they announced the extremely funny 8-bit Google Maps. Just Google for all their other pranks. Wikipedia even has an entry titled: “List of Google’s hoaxes and easter eggs” .

But google has been quite circumspect when it comes to Google Doodles for April 1, i.e., April Fool’s Day. Here are three from 2009, 2010 and 2012. There wasn’t one for 2011.

Are they all pranks?

No. Only one is a bona fide joke. Can you tell which one that is?

One relies on some poetic license. Can you spot that one.

The other is truly legit, though it is very clever.

Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь with his trademark nose. But, he wasn’t born on April 1. Neither did he die on April 1. He was a ‘March’ man: was born and died in March.

Yes, the 2010, ‘Topeka‘ renaming was a ‘joke‘, though rather tame and obvious. Topeka, Kansas, more of less forced Google’s hand by making an official announcement, covered by the media, on March 1, 2010, that they were renaming Topeka, Kansas, ‘Google’, Kansas for a month. So, Google retaliates, so to speak. But it was very obvious.

Nikolai Gogol is real! Honest. He was Russian and only those that truly have an appreciation of world literature would have heard of him. That Google found him was so cute. Bravo. But, they did take some poetic license, which to me, spoilt it. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь) WAS NOT born on April 1, 1809! He was born March 31, 1809. And Google can’t claim that it was April 1 in the U.S. At best it would have been March 30 in the U.S. So that was cheating.

The ‘VLT‘, standing for ‘Very Large Telescope‘ is very real and it did indeed go public on April 1, 1999. And the names are correct too. So that one is legit, though I have issues with the graphic. The laser shown shooting out of the 4 telescopes is not a common occurrence. Yes, they do shoot a laser to determine atmospheric distortion so that computer software processing the captured images can compensate for it. This is called ‘Adaptive Optics’. Yes, it looks cool, but as an astronomy buff I worry that it creates the wrong impression and that kids, especially, might form this notion of telescopes that shoot lasers into the sky on a routine basis.

The VLT at sunset.