New Google Easter Egg "destroys" search results

Google always seems to sneak in some cool Easter Eggs in their web site for people to discover. This week, yet another one of these hidden gems was found and it's an apparent tip of the hat to Blizzard's Starcraft game series.

All one has to do is type in "zerg rush" in Google's search box and the show starts. A bunch of yellow and red zeros with the Google logo font design start spreading themselves on the search results page and destroy those same results. You can click on the circles with your mouse cursor to destroy those circles yourself.

The Zerg are one of the alien races in the Starcraft series and the term "zerg rush" is one that is known in real time strategy game circles. It's used to describe a situation when any player tries to overwhelm his opponent with a mass of units during a multiplayer match.

Google stores your score for each "round" of play along with your "APM" (actions per minute) number, which is the number of times you click on the mouse to defeat those red and yellow foes. In the end, the circles then form two big "G" letters on the screen. You can also send your score to be displayed on your Google+ account.

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my mouse was gonna get worn out. woulda been nice seeing little googles eating up sarah palin pictures (or if your right wing maybe Hillary Clinton)

Misleading title. I was hoping this was gonna be something that lets you delete the search result history that Google keeps track of.


The Zerg are one of the alien races in the Starcraft series and the term "zerg rush" is one that is known in real time strategy game circles. It's used to describe a situation when any player tries to overwhelm his opponent with a mass of units during a multiplayer match.

Not quite correct. Having been Zerg rushed during my time playing Starcraft Broodwar, I can tell you it's actually an early game strategy that sacrifices technological progression and economy for a small number of units early on, that when sent to a nearby enemy base can wreak havoc with their resource collectors and often force the player to give up/surrender.

I fondly remember my team members declaring they are five pooling (build a spawn pool with the fifth drone produced) an enemy Terran player

SojIrOu said,
Damn I couldn't hold them off. My APM was 257.

Don't forget to scroll, they are all over the page, even if you can't see them.

floopydoodle said,
And a search engine needs to do this why? So unprofessional.

Because why not? Why must everything be so sterile and boring?

Besides, stuff like this gets Google lots of free publicity

no-sweat said,
The "two big Gs" are suppose to mean good game right?

In StarCraft a player will say GG before surrendering. Sometimes a player who is clearly dominating will say GG? to suggest that the other should surrender.

texasghost said,
I can't get it to work on internet explorer. It seems to work on Firefox though.

Works in IE9

"...A bunch of yellow and red zeros with the Google logo font design..."

Pretty wordy way of saying "Google 'o''s"...