Google "Chuck Norris" and what do you get? A billion tired memes and links back to ridiculous action movies and of course, "Walker: Texas Ranger", which is both a meme and action show by itself. Now Google's newest Easter egg from Google Knowledge Graph features everyone's favorite ranger -- Chuck Norris and some of the best Norris facts in the right hand information box derived from Google's 500 million database of people, places and things.
(Hat tip to The Next Web for finding this Google Easter egg).
"Chuck Norris doesn't sleep. He waits," one fact states. Refresh the page, and another boasts about Norris' math skills.
Unveiled last month, Google's Knowledge Graph was one of the company's biggest launches in years. Google compiled the information database over a two-year period from sources ranging from Wikipedia to the CIA World Factbook.
"To put this into perspective, one of the biggest launches in the past was Universal Search," said Ben Gomes, a Google Fellow and vice president of the company's search group. "The Knowledge Graph features affect a larger fraction of queries than Universal Search. Users will see these features more often than they see Google Maps in Google Search.”
Aside from Chuck Norris, Knowledge Graph also features a joke about Lionel Richie. When users search Lionel Richie's name, they are prompted with one of his song lyrics, "Hello, is it me you're looking for?"
Buzz Feed also grabbed a screenshot of a joke on Harrison Barnes' Knowledge Graph profile about fellow college basketball player Anthony Davis. However, the uni-brow joke was removed after Barnes' Wikipedia page had been updated.
Click through the gallery to view more of our favorite Google easter eggs.
Let It Snow
When you type "let it snow" into the search bar, Google sends a shower of snowflakes down your screen. But watch out! It gets frosty fast. If that happens, just use your cursor like an ice scraper or click "defrost." It's a good way to prepare for those frosty mornings in the car.
Do A Barrel Roll
Wanna feel like you're flying a fighter jet while you look for things on the internet? Type <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-piglatin#hl=xx-piglatin&source=hp&q=do+a+barrel+roll&btnG=Google+Earchsay&gbv=2&bav=cf.osb&fp=d9b1dc2a24b11a17&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink">"do a barrel roll"</a> into the Google search bar and watch the whole page roll over.
If you query Google for "Zerg Rush," you'll unlock a playable "Starcraft" homage that unleashes dozens of letter Os on the page. You can earn some points by clicking on the letters and stopping them in their tracks, but eventually they'll overwhelm and devour your search results. You can't win no matter how speedy your point-and-click skills.
What Is The Loneliest Number?
You shouldn't be afraid to ask Google the hard questions. Query <a href="https://www.google.com/#pq=askew&hl=en&sugexp=kjrmc&cp=28&gs_id=42&xhr=t&q=what+is+the+loneliest+number&tok=D9RnikF6EoRNko2269EJ5Q&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=what+is+the+loneliest+number&aq=0&aqi=g1&aql=f&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=54eccb786198c044&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink">"What is the loneliest number"</a> and Google's calculator will tell you that it is "1". The calculator returns the same answer when you query "the answer to life, the universe, and everything," as well as "the number of horns on a unicorn." Image via <a href="www.google.com" target="_hplink">Google</a>
Get Google a little tipsy when you search<a href="https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=askew&pbx=1&oq=askew&aq=f&aqi=g-z2g2&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=15450l16004l1l16189l5l4l0l0l0l0l171l599l1.3l4l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=54eccb786198c044&biw=1280&bih=615" target="_hplink"> "askew".</a> Image via <a href="www.google.com" target="_hplink">Google</a>
Tired of Google being so weightless all the time? Bring it down to Earth by entering "Google gravity" and clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky". Once the search bar, buttons and logo have collapsed into a heap at the bottom of the page, you can toss them around the page by clicking, dragging and releasing them.
You know when you're in a bathroom with lots of mirrors and you look into one and see your reflection <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2683236467_d9bce06ae5.jpg" target="_hplink">repeated into infinity?</a> That's called recursion. <a href="http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recursive" target="_hplink">According to Merriam-Webster,</a> the word means "a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely." If you <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">Google with the word "recursion,"</a> Google will suggest the following at the top of its list of search results: "Did you mean: recursion." If you click Google's suggestion, a new page will load, but "Did you mean: recursion" will remain at the at the top of the results list. (With the time and inclination, you could go on and on like this forever.)
Where Is Chuck Norris?
Google saves you from a roundhouse kick to the face by coming up empty when you attempt an "I'm Feeling Lucky" search for <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">"Where is Chuck Norris?"</a> Instead users are <a href="http://www.nochucknorris.com/" target="_hplink">taken to www.NoChuckNorris.com</a>, which displays text that reads, "Google won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don't find Chuck Norris, he finds you." The page also gives users an option to search "pages from Chuck's Beard."
Once In A Blue Moon
The Google Calculator also returns more complicated answers. Query "baker's dozen" and the calculator returns "13." Searching "once in a blue moon" yields a comically small number (seen above).
Google Pig Latin
Otay eesay Oogle'sgay omepagehay anslatedtray intoway Igpay Atinlay, ypetay <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-piglatin" target="_hplink">"ooglegay igpay atinlay"</a> intoway Ooglegay andway ithay "I'mway Eelingfay Uckylay". You can also customize your Google search to <a href="http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en" target="_hplink">display text in a number of languages</a>, such French, German and Japanese, as well as Latin, Pirate and Klingon.
BONUS: Play 'Snake' In YouTube Videos
If you're watching a dull video on YouTube.com, you can press the Up+Left arrows simultaneously to enjoys a game of "Snake" over the video. <a href="http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/07/24/did-you-know-you-can-play-snake-on-youtube-while-watching-videos-hold-left/" target="_hplink">According to The Next Web</a>, this trick doesn't work for videos with "annotations or ads. It's limited to the videos played on YouTube's site and it doesn't work for embedded videos." Check out the video (above) to see how it's done.