Besides being the go-to place to find answers to all questions under the sun, Google has kept its users engaged with its fun tips and games.
If you aren’t familiar with the “barrel roll” trick, you should try it!
Many internet users have wondered on Twitter if they have ever tried the much-discussed trick, because it will surprise you.
So let us show you how it’s done.
The “Rolling a barrel” trick on Google explored
Some of you may have already guessed what the trick could be when you saw the word “barrel”.
To try it out for yourself, just type “roll over” into Google search.
Upon clicking enter, the entire page begins to roll like a barrel in a circular motion, much like a ceiling fan at high speed.
However, the page lands in its original position after one turn. You can repeat it by typing the words again in the search bar.
Interesting facts about the functionality
The barrel technique was used on various platforms and in different cases long before its introduction on Google.
It is said to have been used as an aircraft aerial combat technique during World War I and years later in 1993 it was included as a movement in the Super Nintendo console game Star Fox.
However, the barrel roll on Google trick is limited to the search page only and does not apply to pages that appear in the results.
Other fun features explored
There are other tips on Google that are similar to “barrel roll”.
Google sphere – You might not want to try this trick if you have a history of motion sickness. When you type in “Google sphere” and click “I feel lucky”, all the tabs on the page start to float for a few seconds.
How to spell crooked – This is another essay you must try. By typing “skew” into Google search and clicking enter, the page will tilt. You will also find the sentences and other options on the page to be titled.
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