'Do a barrel roll' meme hits Google

Google is known for its light-hearted pranks and in-jokes.
Google is known for its light-hearted pranks and in-jokes.

GOOGLE search users have today discovered that entering the search term 'Do a barrel roll' will cause the website to spin.

The prank, also known as an Easter egg, is a reference to  the classic Nintendo 64 game Star Fox 64, released in Australia as Lylat Wars.

During the game the player is advised, repeatedly, to 'do a barrel roll' when they are in danger.

The quote achieved meme status as a geek in-joke and footage of the quote has recently become inspiration for a number of humorous Youtube videos. 

Topics:  easter fad google meme trend

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