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By now many of you have probably heard of what happens when you type “do a barrel roll” into Google.

If you haven’t, go do it now. It’s worth it.

The screen effect is an Easter egg that a Google engineer put in place to amuse Web surfers “while showcasing the power of CSS3, a presentation feature of modern browsers,” Mashable reports.

The search trick was awesome enough to light up Twitter and naturally the whole tech world this week. On Thursday, it inspired geeks at the Wall Street Journal to make it even awesomer.

“The barrel-roll instructions are just about two tweets worth of code, so we built a bookmark that lets you make any page on the Web do a barrel roll,” Jeremy Singer-Vine posted on the WSJ Digits blog.

Feeling silly? Grab the bookmark, tab back here and give GeekWire a tumble.

Why not? It’s Friday.

P.S.: If you’re not quite nerdy enough (I wasn’t), “do a barrel roll” is a gamer meme based on a move in the classic 1997 Nintendo game Starfox 64. The Google trick also works if you search how to do one — type “Z or R twice.”

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