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12/12/2012 11:25 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2012

Google 'Festivus' Search Delights 'Seinfeld' Fans With Image Of Aluminum Pole

Festivus -- it's a Google search for the rest of us.

"Seinfeld" fans will be delighted to find that a Google search for "Festivus" reveals, alongside the search results, an image of an undecorated aluminum Festivus pole.

"Festivus," which was immortalized in a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld," is a made-up holiday that falls on Dec. 23. Instead of a tree, there's an undecorated aluminum pole. (Frank Costanza , George's dad and the one who's credited with inventing Festivus, tells Kramer he finds "tinsel distracting.")

Other Festivus traditions include the annual "airing of grievances," which consists of sharing with others how they've disappointed you over the last year, and a wrestling match, dubbed "feats of strength."

Google has a rich tradition of including hidden message or jokes, referred to as "Easter Eggs" within the tech community, in its products. Other popular Easter Eggs include searches for "Do A Barrel Roll", "binary," "askew" and "Recursion."

So, this holiday season, search for Festivus, and see the magic unfold.

Festivus was actually invented by Dan O'Keefe in 1966, according to The New York Times, and his son, a writer for Seinfeld, brought it to the show in the '90s. Click over to The Times for the full story.

[H/T Entertainment Weekly]

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