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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a hidden message, joke, or other feature in something such as a computer program, web page, video game, film, etc.

    Google loves to slip in-jokes and hidden features known as "easter eggs" into its products. Here are 15 of our favourites.

    Granted, a long look eventually yields an Easter egg – a "2012" hidden amid the horror – but, like an eclipse, it's hard to stare at it long enough to appreciate it.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/07/2012


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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