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Try "peppermint" or "Christmas"

interesting "graphical" display

     
3:43 am on Dec 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is this the first time Google has done this? Do you think it is only the equivalent of an "easter egg"?

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5:57 am on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks -- never saw them do anything like this before. I'll bet they have and it just slipped by.
6:06 am on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Try candy cane also.....

hanukkah brings up candles....

6:13 am on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Second thread about this. Notice it doesn't do it if you put in xmas. lol. Surprised they didn't javascript in snow falling. Not that much christmas spirit I guess.

<second thread spliced in below>

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4:49 am on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just noticed this. Do a google search for Christmas. Haha, nice touch from big G, am I right?
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haha yeah that is pretty cool.. I will get my kid to email Santa.
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Sorry, I'm missing what we are seeing here?
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If you do a google search for Christmas (no quotes, just Christmas), you'll see the north pole along google's sponsored links. Seems to work for Google UK as well and Google DE. I think thats a pretty nice little search "easter egg". I wonder how many other ones are out there?
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Interesting - not seeing it in this part of the UK yet but will try tomorrow.
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what i find strange is that they claim to never manipulate any results manually.. obviously that's not true and this proves it..
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This doesn't tell me that they have manipulated any listings...just cleverly brought in a vertical line separator ( /images/cane2.gif ) next to the right side vertical Adwords displays when you type in Christmas (without quotes)...and the line separator is a big candy cane....
clever and really dresses up the page a bit for Christmas..
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Cute. but notice it doesn't do it if you enter xmas. lol
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"hanukkah" brings up candles....

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Try searching for Kwanzaa. Ha, nice touch.