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More Google Easter eggs: Items Hidden in Google Maps

Updated on December 22, 2011

Google loves to hide Easter eggs in the hopes that their users will find them. But Google search isn’t the only place you’ll find Easter eggs. There are many hidden within Google Maps as well.

Click here to read about the Easter eggs hidden in Google search.

Here are some of the fun ones, but there are many more hidden if you just take the time to look around and have some fun.


Go to Then, with satellite view on, click on get directions, and enter the following coordinates: (start address) 37.646362,-115.751004 and (end address) 37.646566, -115.750982. Then gaze upon the glory of the KFC man, located in Nevada, just north of Las Vegas.

Firefox Logo

Another interesting Easter egg is the Firefox logo. Go to Google Maps, then type in 45° 7'25.87"N 123° 6'48.97"W into the search bar. Zoom in, and you’ll see the Firefox logo.

Kayak or Jet Ski Across the Ocean

Google aims to get you anywhere you want to go, even if that place is only accessible by a marine vehicle, as evidenced by several sets of directions which tell you to kayak or jet ski across the pacific ocean.

California to Japan

Try to get directions from California to Japan. At several points throughout the journey – steps 21 and 34 – your directions will say kayak across the Pacific Ocean.

China to Japan

If you use Google Maps to get directions from China to Japan, you will be directed to jet ski across the Pacific Ocean in step 35.

These are just a few of the fun things you can see and do in Google Maps. And while Google Easter eggs are typically only available for small period of time (a year or two), they are always coming up with newer, crazier eggs to hide. So stay vigilant, and keep on the lookout for hidden eggs.


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    • JulieStrier profile image

      JulieStrier 5 years ago from Apopka, FL

      That's a good question, Glenn. It's kind of like the center of the tootsie roll pop -- the world may never know. :)

    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      This was interesting. I wonder if KFC Man was superimposed on the map by Google or if it was actually painted onto the roof of the building. It's hard to tell. The same thing goes for the Firefox logo. When I zoom in close it looks almost like it's cut into the wheatfields.

    • David Legg 7 profile image

      David Legg 7 5 years ago from Trout Paradise, Colorado

      Interesting! Thanks for the informative hub!