The Google Translate Beatbox

Every Google-owned property seems to have an Easter Egg, doesn’t it? Like if you search for “Do the Harlem Shake” in YouTube, the page actually does the Harlem Shake. Well Google Translate has a cool little Easter egg too. Go to Google Translate and copy and paste the following into the text box.

pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk

In the second text box, click the audio button to listen.

At first I thought this was something that someone with a lot of time on their hands put together (which still might be true), but it seems it may be intentional because if you hover the mouse cursor over the audio button, it says “beatbox” but if you have any other text in the field, it says “listen.”

Awesome Giant Jelly Bean Jar Counting Competition

the-jelly-bean-jar-contest

A reader sent this one in (thanks Nathan O.!)

The Jelly Bean Jar is a challenge where you have to guess how many jelly beans are in an extremely large “jar.” I don’t know how big the jar is but it’s probably about 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall. You can either take a random guess or watch all ten videos to count every bean that goes in, if you’ve got time for that, because each video is about 45-50 minutes long. I made it through about 25 seconds of the video and gave up 😉

The way the competition works is that you have to pay a AUD$5 entry fee (about $4.75 US) and if at least 50,000 entries are received, the competition will go live (if not, all money will be refunded). The first person to guess correctly gets 90% of the entry fees, and the other 10% will be distributed equally amongst anyone else who guesses the correct answer.

My guess is about 6,435.

Better hurry, because the competition ends on December 20, 2013.