Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snakes in the Tubes!

Seriously, there are snakes in the tubes!

Apparently you can play a game of "snake" on youtube.  First, go to youtube and load any video. 

1. Pause the video at 0:00 and fullscreen it.  (fullscreen isn't required but it makes it easier to play.)
2. Now hold down the left arrow key [←] and press the up arrow key [ ↑ ] (so you're pressing them both at the same time)
3. Release those and tap right arrow key [→] and up arrow key [ ↑ ] simultaneously (tap and release them at the sime time).

You'll see a moving "snake" and a pellet for him to eat.  You can control him with the arrow keys.
Not sure how well this will work on a video embedded in a blog, but if it doesn't load here, just go to youtube and try it out.  It works with any video.

Screenshot of the snake feature:






and a video to get you started:

Enjoy your game of snake!

23 comments:

  1. I almost took another dead piro day until I remembered this nifty little trick to share.

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  2. But...but I already have Snake. Why would I play it through Youtube? XD

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  3. Lol, I remember playing snake on old liquid display cell phones. That was the ONLY cool feature on those ancient phones.

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  4. that trick is working for a long time. but that funny video was pretty new to me. watched it 10 times now and i cant stop to laugh xD

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  5. @Anon,
    yeah, it's been there for a while. there used to be a secret similar to this on facebook but then they changed the layout and it doesnt work anymore.

    glad you liked the video, though. that's been around for a while too. :)

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  6. badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger

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  7. I never knew about that. I wonder how many other easter eggs I'm unaware of...

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  8. so cool, i wonder how long this little treat has been hiding from us

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  9. OMG! I love eater eggs! Haven't tried it yet cuz I haven't seen the badger song in a long time so I just ended up watching that :P

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  10. haha that badger song is funny. SNAKE!!!

    I've never heard of that snake trick before.

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  11. neat little easter egg from YouTube.. now if the embed Tetris i'll be impressed.

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  12. Noice...I used to play this on my Nokia 5210. Best phone EVA

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  13. @incorrectlogin mushroom mushroom

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  14. I love little hiden gems like this - awesome post as ever

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  15. dude, keep up with the tuts! they're a life saver

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  16. AH SNAKE AHH! SNAKE! I enjoy snake, and that song. Excellent decision to put the two together!

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  17. Great now the badger song is stuck in my head again, whyyyyyyyyy.

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  18. I'm sure you've seen the latest badger related youtube phenomenon. Basically the greatest video ever.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

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  19. That's awesome dude, I love it, haha.
    Thanks!

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