Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal Google Easter Eggs

Three geeky new Easter eggs from Google display the number of search results in the number format searched, as in the “binary” search below:

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Searching Google for “hexidecimal” or “octal” produces the same sort of result, with the number of results shown in their respective formats:

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hex-easter-egg

Google has entertained search geeks often over the winter with Easter eggs including the Barrel Roll and Let It Snow.

Google isn't the only search engine that plays around with results for user entertainment; last September, Bing added in a few Easter Eggs of their own. Searching “more evil than Satan himself” displayed a hard-coded definition at the top of the SERP: =10^100 (a googol).

Try searching “anagram,” or “recursion” on Google for other fun and games. Hat tip to the Google Operating System (unofficial) blog for pointing out this latest Easter Egg.

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A member of the Professional Writer's Association of Canada, Miranda has authored more than 60 e-books, 300 client projects, and thousands of articles and blog posts for clients ranging from SMBs to government agencies and Fortune 100 companies.

Miranda studied e-commerce at Athabasca University and specializes in marketing, business and educational material. She currently assists the Province of Ontario Ministries of Research & Innovation and Economic Development, Trade & Employment with their copywriting and SEO goals. She is one of a handful of Canadian consultants experienced with Ontario's new adult literacy curriculum framework and as such, is contracted by literacy agencies and publishing houses to develop new learning material.