SALT LAKE CITY – You’ve probably seen the famous Google barrel roll, or some of the other tricks the search engine has up their sleeve like Gravity, Sphere or Pacman. (If you’re not familiar with these, just search “Google tricks” and you’ll learn very quickly.)
In the spirit of the holiday season, Google has another trick for your viewing pleasure: type “let it snow” into the search bar and see what happens next.
At first, you’ll see the usual search results, including videos from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others, as well as a Wikipedia article…..wait, what’s happening? At first, a few snowflakes start falling, and then your screen gets a little frosty. This can’t be right!
Click anywhere on the screen, hold down your mouse button and move the arrow around. The screen suddenly becomes filled with snow and frost, and the path left by your cursor is shown. Click on the “defrost” button, and your screen will clear and leave behind a few softly falling snow flakes.