Year-Round Easter Eggs


Tessa H., Staff Writer

     Nope, I’m not talking about the eggs that you hunt for on Easter. These are about Easter eggs in everyday things. Think of them like little surprises nestled into nooks and crannies that only some people have the sharp eye to notice. These Easter eggs can be found in popular things people see, such as web browsers, movies, stores — you name it! Here are some of these secrets that you can peek around for.

     Ah, Google… the perfect place to tuck in Easter eggs. Google has left a bunch of surprises in certain search results. For example, when ‘askew’ is searched up, the user’s page becomes lopsided. Search for ‘recursion’ and Google will continue asking you, ‘Did you mean: recursion’ — because a recursion, in mathematics, is the process of repeating items in a self-similar way. Lastly, look up ‘the answer to life the universe and everything’ and Google will do some calculations to tell you the answer, which, they claim, is 42. This is a reference to the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. There are many more Easter eggs to find on this web browser — too many to list — but they are fun to try to discover.

     Also, Disney loves to place Easter eggs in their movies. Think of Moana. For a second, Maui shape-shifts with his newly repaired hook into Sven, from Frozen! And, when Moana is sailing on her ocean voyage, parts of Olaf are tucked into her basket: a carrot and some stick arms. In Frozen 2, while Elsa is whisking up snow sculptures, she makes ones that resemble Baymax, Bolt, Dumbo, and Snow White. While the main characters are playing charades, Olaf poses to resemble Mickey Mouse.

     Easter eggs can be in real-life things, too! For instance, In-N-Out prints Bible verses on the bottom inside rim of their cups, burger packaging, and fry boats. The owner of In-N-Out, Lynsi Snyder, said that the discreet messages add a family touch to the business. Also, these surprises can be in company logos — maybe you’ve spotted the two people enjoying chips over a bowl of salsa in the Tostitos logo, or the arrow of negative space in the FedEx logo.

     As you can see, these strategically-placed surprises are sprinkled around all types of every-day things, from movies to food containers! Lots of websites have super-sleuths who report all the Easter eggs they find, so make sure to check them out.