Programmers have been hiding things in video games since 1978 when programmer Warren Robinett decided that he deserved some credit for programming the game ‘Adventure’. He hid the words “Created By Warren Robinett” in a special room that you could only find by following a series of ridiculous steps. Since then, lots of programmers have gotten in on the Easter egg fun.

Well, the following places just might convince you that there are programmers in real life, playing with the Earth’s coding and leaving satisfying little Easter eggs for us to find, too. Some of these things are spooky, some hilarious, some rather awe-inspiring—and all seem to exist solely to reward the “player” for looking in just the right spot with something way out of the ordinary.

1A fairy village in the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo


2A little crossover action


3A printed phone on the sidewalk


4Secret sloth on this drink bottle


5Sword in a stone in Somerset, England


6A Tiny Lego House


7Tiny warning for wizards and witches in Sydney Airport


8Apparently, there are crocodiles in the NYC subway


9Army man standing watch on an exit sign


10Brisbane's Tiny Door


11Butterfly with the number 88 on its wings


12Thx2 Allgamers

By moving the control stick down on a Nintendo Switch Pro controller you can see a message which says 'thx2 allgamefans!'


13The cast of Pixar's 'Cars' on Google Maps


14Darth Vader gargoyle on the National Cathedral, Washington D.C.


15Delorean on a city map


16Another DeLorean found on a Dinosaur museum’s wall mural.


17Don't Slap Pandas


18On the bottom of the pack


19Wall fixed with Lego bricks in Arnsberg, Germany


20Found behind some shelves in a store


21Found in a school library


22Gandalf on the ceiling of a New Zealand airport


23Guillotine on the roof of a building in NYC


24Hidden Mario in Las Vegas


25Hidden message on the PCB of a Boomerang III guitar pedal

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