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Google has an awesome easter egg with Thanos’ name all over it

Oh, snap…

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Google is fond of putting easter eggs in both the “Google Doodle” of the day and also in search results. With the huge number of searches (2 million+ just yesterday alone) around the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, it was pretty certain that Google would do something to tie in their search results to the media buzz.

Go over to Google.com and type in “Thanos”. I’ll wait for you, or if you’re impatient click this link to get a pre-populated search results list. See the information card that pops up on the right-hand side of the screen? See the Infinity Gauntlet that’s next to the sharing icon? Go tap/click/snap on that with whatever you’re controlling your browser with, and sit back and watch the fun.

Your deft touch makes the Infinity Stones spring into action, with your search results scrolling while half of them disappear like Peter Parker without the “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good,” soundbite. Not just search results get destroyed in this manner, so does anything in the article carousels, the 10 blue links, and the “People also asked” sections.

Clicking on the Gauntlet again brings you back to the normal, boring search list but who wants that?

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Also as a tie-in with Avengers: Endgame, Google gave Pixel phone users some new Playmoji

These include Captain Marvel, Rocket, War Machine, Thor, and Black Widow who join Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Nebula, and Okoye from last fall’s assemblage.

The Pixel team also released a video of normal people in the MCU using the Pixel 3 smartphone, perhaps tying it into the upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL releases, which are said to feature a purple phone alongside the usual Pixel black and white. Is that choice of color a direct nod to Thanos, the Mad Titan?

What did you think of the Google easter egg? Ready to see Avengers: Endgame? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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