Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Search For Lionel Richie

Oh, Google, you slay me. And it might slay you, too. Go do a search for “lionel richie” (or just click here) and — if you’ve been alive long enough — you’ll get a kick out of the joke that shows up in the Knowledge Graph box.


That, for you youngins, is a reference to the lyrics of Richie’s “Hello,” one of the sappiest songs ever, and one of Richie’s biggest hits, too. The video just oozes cheese, in ways that few 1980s songs could ever hope to match.

We’re pretty certain that Google must have more jokes built-in to its Knowledge Graph (just like Apple’s Siri has numerous funny responses to various voice commands), so if you happen to find or know of any others, let us know in the comments.

(As far as we know, The Next Web was first to report this … so tip via TNW.)

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Easter Eggs | Google: Knowledge Graph | Google: Web Search


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  • alanbleiweiss

    That’s odd – I thought Google’s latest easter egg was “try to find the organic listings” :-)

  • ruchi

    there is one page website on NO-1 for term  Short Jokes


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