Google holiday Easter eggs bring snow, Hanukkah lights

December 19, 2011

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With one week to go before Christmas, search giant Google is giving computer users a feel of the season by bringing virtual snow to their browsers.

Computer users who search in Google for “let it snow” – without the quotation marks – will see their screens with snow and frost.

A Google Easter egg one week before Christmas brings snow and frost to the browser when a user types 'let it snow.'
The cursor – or mouse – can then be used to trace messages or doodles, just like a finger against a frosted-over window.

However, those who do not feel the holiday cheer with the frosted screen can always click – or tap – on the “Defrost” button that takes the place of the “Search” button.

As expected, the search results for “let it snow” will display first YouTube videos of the Christmas song “Let It Snow.”

On the other hand, an article on tech site CNET said the special holiday Easter egg is powered by HTML5 technology.

“It might not quite have the wow factor of Google’s famous ‘barrel roll’ bonus, but it’s bound to make your friends and family feel a quick burst of holiday cheer, while also giving more ammunition to the Scrooges in your clan,” it said.

Meanwhile, typing "Hanukkah" on Google search will bring up a string of lights on Google's search results page.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem.

It is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. — LBG, GMA News 
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Mia always dreamt of becoming 5'8" or higher that goes with the reason why she wears higher platforms. She wears lighter makeup these days because her MAN is particular with INNER beauty. She's the same old shopaholic you now, splurging over stuffs that a part goes to charity. Today, she is not writing blogs and promos anymore. She ventured into marketing... selling souls to the devil. And oh wait, on her spare time, she writes short stories of love with tragic ending. Some of her published works are "Cries, Cameras and Actions", "8 folds", "The Boat", "All for Carlie", "Ragnarok Online Love Story" and "Resume of Lovers". 

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