Type the phrase in Google , and the screen will tumble around it's a barrel roll, after all. The same thing happens if you search for "Z or R twice. Because it was built in HTML5, it doesn't work on all browsers. Firefox and Chrome seem to support it best. Both phrases are references to Star Fox 64 , the classic Nintendo game that sucked up a giant chunk of my life when I was a kid. Peppy, the game's veteran space pilot rabbit, tells hero Fox McCloud to "do a barrel roll" a feat accomplished by pressing "Z" or "R" twice multiple times throughout the game.
Where does do a barrel roll come from?
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Spelling Help Is Here! Try Now! The barrel roll itself is a real-life aeronautics maneuver where an airplane does a single turn along its longitudinal axis. The term started becoming popular in the s, during the early days of dogfighting. According to Know Your Meme, the phrase do a barrel roll comes from the video game Star Fox 64 , where a character named Peppy Hare repeatedly insists that the player perform the maneuver to avoid being hit by lasers.
Oh, those whimsical Google nerds. The Mountain View-based search giant may not have Apple's design chops , but it certainly knows how to code a good joke. Enter "Google Gravity" in the search bar. Hit "I'm feeling lucky" if you have Google Instant enabled, it's on the right hand side of the suggested searches. Then watch your world fall down. Searching for ASCII art -- the kind built out of characters -- is about the nerdiest thing you can do. Google salutes you with a special logo. Here's one for word nerds and philosophy majors.
He says that I should be happy that he is giving me all the comforts of life. Having said that, I believe strongly that it takes a special individual who can remain active in the church and have a non-traditional marriage. That will most likely be the deal breaker for her. My husband has gone from proselytizing and thinking he knows it all to a real spiritual seeker, albeit with a strong testimony in the church. Should I get rebaptized.