We’re pretty sure most of you know what YouTube is but for the benefit of the person that just came out of the cave, YouTube is a website for sharing and watching videos. Some videos are pretty good and some videos just make you want to set your computer on fire and gorge out your eyes. The reason for this article is not about the videos by the way, its something else.
Now, there are some hidden goodies within YouTube that you probably didn’t know about. Keep reading and you will discover these hidden stuff in YouTube.
My Little Pony
We have to warn you, before you try this hidden trick, you may be scarred for life. It’s really scary and after we tried this, we couldn’t sleep for a couple of days. By typing “Ponies” into YouTube search, a bunch of colorful ponies will start running across your screen. Proceed with caution!
Colorful top bar
Continuing from the My Little Pony trick above, if you search for a character name such as Twilight Sparkle, the menu bar will show the same color as the character.
Unix / Linux terminal
This is something the geeks will love, we know we did! If you put a forward slash (“/”) before any search, a Unix / Linux terminal style will appear.
If you type Fibonacci in YouTube’s search box, the search results will appear in a tiled effect in accordance with the Fibonacci sequence.
Bored of watching videos on YouTube? Type 1980 while viewing a video page and a video game called Missile Command will appear. Do not type 1980 in the search box, it will not work.
Beam me up, Scotty
By typing beam me up, scotty, videos will be beamed up onto the results page. Whilst this is pretty cool, if we could beam other search results up, it would be even cooler!
Use the force, Luke
This is for all the Star Wars fans out there. If you type use the force, luke in the search box, the search results will appear in a wavy effect. We would not suggest you try this when under the influence of banned substances, you might get an overdose.
When viewing a video page type 1337. This will cause all the comments to appear in leet speak. 1t’5 pr377y c001 s0 7ry 17!
Do try them out and do leave a comment if it doesn’t work. If you know of more hidden tricks do let us know and we’ll be happy to add on to the list. Enjoy!