Youtube Easter Egg Lets You Play Snake on the Video Screen
July 26th, 2010
…not Metal Gear Snake, but the plain old cellphone game Snake. Amazingly enough, all you have to do is tap or hold the Left arrow key on your keyboard, and a snake will appear, along with dots that you can eat to grow larger.
Don’t believe it? Watch this video. Or better yet, play Snake on the video while Snake is being played in the video. That’s double proof.
One more thing: I’ve verified that the trick works even if the video isn’t filed under ‘Gaming’. You can try it out on this video. And no, it doesn’t seem to work with embedded videos.
Again, just click on the video once to “activate it”, then tap or hold the Left arrow key. I can’t believe we haven’t heard about this before even though it’s that simple to unlock – heck, the Left arrow key is the rewind button for YouTube clips.