With the arrival of the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the internet giant, Google, has decided to give its fans something to get hyped over. If you search for a particular keyword, it will display an easter egg that will excite a lot of people interested in the franchise. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s some background.
The Avengers: Endgame is hot on the internet right now. And why wouldn’t it be? With it being premiered in cinemas worldwide, a day ago, it is definitely the main topic of discussion everywhere. Well, apart from Game of Thrones, of course.
Its prequel, the Avengers: Infinity War, came out last year and acquainted us with a character named Thanos. Thanos wanted to restore the balance of the world by reducing the population of all living things by half. Harnessing the power of gems known as Infinity Stones, Thanos was able to achieve his goal by just a snap of his fingers.
Now what Google has done, is use that reference on its search engine to make web searching that much more of an occasion. If you search for “Thanos” on Google, you get relatively normal search results. Except that there is is an Infinity Gauntlet on the right holding the infinity stones.
If you click or tap on it, it comes to life, snaps its fingers and what happens next is the most interesting of all. The page automatically scrolls down and one by one, half of the search results disappear in the same fashion as people in the movie! Google has had a lot of easter eggs before but this, in my opinion, tops them all.
What’s even more amazing is that it works on both the laptop and mobile browser, which means that you can enjoy it on the go as well. Here’s how it looks:
You’ll notice that the animation of the mobile browser isn’t as accurate as of the one you get on your laptop, but hey, at least you get it. Also on the web browser, if you notice closely, the number of search results displayed at the top changes. In the screenshot above, the search results are shown to be 104,000,000. After it has finished “vapourising” half the search results, the figure above changes to 49,500,000, which isn’t exactly half of 104,000,000. But hey, I’ll still classify it as attention to detail.
Things like these are what makes the internet an interesting place to explore. Here’s to hoping for more easter eggs, this time, perhaps, on Game of Thrones?