Google users were delighted recently by the discovery of a new Search trick, "do a barrel roll". Here's how it works: Type the command "do a barrel roll" into Google's search bar and watch the Search interface perform a 360-degree somersault before your eyes. And this isn't the only goodie to be found within Google's vast web of Internet properties.
Google engineers are surprisingly committed to injecting otherwise ho-hum internet searches with a bit of whimsy. Their iconic logo alone has been updated over 1,000 times to celebrate holidays, birthdays and historical events. Some of these so-called Google Doodles have featured complex animated videos, such as the epic birthday tribute to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, while others offered hilarious interactive surprises, like the playful Muppet animations on Jim Henson's birthday.
There are also goodies to be found in other products like Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube and Gmail.
But not all the weird stuff found in Google products is there on purpose. Incredible and incredibly strange satellite images of bottomless pits, underwater cities and car accidents have been captured by the Google Earth satellites. Similarly odd pictures have shown up on Google Street View, too. (Check out our slideshows of the oddest finds in Google Earth and Google Street View.)
To see intentional goodies, take a look at the slideshow (below) for some of the coolest Easter eggs that users can find within Google Search. Have you noticed any awesome extras in Google Search (or other Google products)? We want to know what they are! Share your finds in the comments.