Ten lesser-known features of Google that you didn't know about!

Below are Google's top ten best-hidden secrets that we're sure you would love to know and also try it during times of boredom at home and/or at work!

By Udita Madan | Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 00:34 AM IST
Ten lesser-known features of Google that you didn't know about!
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​New Delhi: Internet search giant Google is known around the globe as just that – a search engine. Undoubtedly, it is the most popular and the world's biggest search engine.

But what if we tell you, that it has a lot of secrets stored within it? And they're very well-hidden, mind you!

Seems like someone made the painstaking effort to extract those secrets from it and succeeded!

Below are Google's top ten best-hidden secrets that we're sure you would love to know and also try it during times of boredom at home and/or at work!

Check them out!

1. Roll a dice:

Did you know you could roll a dice on Google? If you're at home playing a board game and have lost the dice, then Google has the solution! Yes, Google gives you the option to roll a dice. Simply type “roll a dice”in the Google search bar and there you have it. Play on!

2. Flip a coin:

Getting bored? Placing a bet with someone and don't have a coin? Need to decide a good place to eat but can't come to decision? Why, flip a coin with Google, then! Yes, Google even lets you that! See how efficient it is? Simply type “flip a coin” on the Google search bar, click on the “I'm feeling lucky” option and your decisions are as good as made!

3. Zerg Rush:

It's game time! Google provides you the opportunity to play games if and when you're bored too! 'Zerg Rush', when typed on Google, starts a small game with multiple alphabet “O's” rush on to the screen and try to erase all the search results. Your job is to eliminate the “O's” by clicking on them with the cursor.

4. Askew:

Try typing the word “Askew” in the search bar on Google. You'll see that all the search results, in fact, the entire screen, has slightly tilted.

5. Google Pacman:

Yes! Google lets you play the classic cult game of pacman, whenever you want! Simply type “Google Pacman” in the search bar and start playing!

6. Atari Breakout:

Break into gaming mood to play another classic game of Atari! Just type “Atari Breakout” in Google Images and voila! You'll reach your time-killing destination!

7. Do a barrel roll:

Watch the Google homepage do a barrel roll by typing “Do a barrel roll” on the search bar. Google can roll and flip 360 degrees if you do that.

8. Google Gravity:

Even Google can't defy the laws of gravity! Simply type “Google Gravity” on the search bar and watch all the tabs along with the Google logo fall into a heap on your screen. You can even pick the tabs with the help of your cursor and throw them around!

9. Offline Dinosaur game:

Google thinks of everything! Therefore, it thought of a way for you to have fun in the times when your internet connection stops working. A super cool, endless dinosaur game awaits you on Chrome! Try it out!

10. Google orbit:

Google orbit is just like it's name. You'll see the tabs and the Google logo orbiting around your screen when you type the words “Google Orbit” in the search bar.

Who knew Google was so cool?