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Thursday, September 1, 2005

Magic Trick With Google

Here’s a magic trick to surprise friends with; go to the flash-based fake Google homepage by Dark Arts Media. Ask someone casually to watch the Google logo; don’t announce you’re about to perform a magic trick. Now click anywhere on the page while pointing at the logo with the other hand, and then move two of your fingers to completely cover the the “o"s in the Google logo. When you remove the fingers, hopefully to much surprise, the letters “o” will be missing from the logo.

Now ask the visitor to move her fingers over the missing “o"s, and click on the page again. After your friend removes the fingers, the logo will be complete again.

The trick here? Whenever you click on the page, the letters will disappear after five seconds. Clicking again will make them reappear after five seconds. (A third click, by the way, will change the page to an actual Google homepage so you can perform searches then.) If you successfully perform this trick, let us know!


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