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23rd Jul '17 8:09:04 AM CFAxAFC
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Subtropes include BilingualBonus (when the the audience member must know a language other than the main one of the work to get the extra information), FreezeFrameBonus (an Easter Egg that can only be found by stopping the playback of a video at the right time), subtle forms of {{Foreshadowing}} (for when you go back and discover that minor events or FreezeFrameBonus moments tie into events to come, rather than more explicit Foreshadowing) and WhatTheHellPlayer (an Easter Egg you get for doing something odd in a game).

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Subtropes include BilingualBonus (when the the audience member must know a language other than the main one of the work to get the extra information), FreezeFrameBonus (an Easter Egg that can only be found by stopping the playback of a video at the right time), subtle forms of {{Foreshadowing}} (for when you go back and discover that minor events or FreezeFrameBonus moments tie into events to come, rather than more explicit Foreshadowing) and WhatTheHellPlayer (an Easter Egg you get for doing something odd in a game).
23rd Jul '17 7:53:15 AM CFAxAFC
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Subtropes include BilingualBonus (when the the audience member must know a language other than the main one of the work to get the extra information), FreezeFrameBonus (an Easter Egg that can only be found by stopping the playback of a video at the right time), subtle forms of Foreshadowing (for when you go back and discover that minor events or FreezeFrameBonus moments tie into events to come, rather than more explicit Foreshadowing) and WhatTheHellPlayer (an Easter Egg you get for doing something odd in a game).

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Subtropes include BilingualBonus (when the the audience member must know a language other than the main one of the work to get the extra information), FreezeFrameBonus (an Easter Egg that can only be found by stopping the playback of a video at the right time), subtle forms of Foreshadowing {{Foreshadowing}} (for when you go back and discover that minor events or FreezeFrameBonus moments tie into events to come, rather than more explicit Foreshadowing) and WhatTheHellPlayer (an Easter Egg you get for doing something odd in a game).
23rd Jul '17 7:44:15 AM CFAxAFC
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But Easter eggs aren't just found in software any more: the term is also used for a variety of hidden content, such as {{Hidden Track}}s on albums and unadvertised DVDBonusContent, and at one time, for people who sat through the credits (now referred to as {{The Stinger}}).

The first Easter eggs were inserted by programmers for companies whose policy forbade them from receiving individual credit for their work. The earliest Easter eggs were mostly credits pages, possibly to allow the programmers themselves to prove authorship to friends. For security reasons (and concerns about malicious programmers inserting undocumented and destructive code), most companies don't allow Easter eggs to appear in their software any more, but as individual programmers now receive full credit for their work, it's a moot point. [[labelnote:.]][[SelfDemonstratingArticle Congratulations! You found an easter egg on this page!]][[/labelnote]]

An article on why Easter eggs exist (focusing on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but applicable to all games) is available [[https://web.archive.org/web/20071017003006/http://wizards.com:80/default.asp?x=mtgcom/daily/mr257 here]].

For time-sensitive Easter eggs, see HolidayMode. For in-story EasterEgg dates that reference original air/release dates, see SignificantReferenceDate.

Some Easter eggs can be found with a RocketJump or a well-timed DoubleJump. You can also find some if you use the bunny hop trick. [[labelnote:.]]See? Here's an example of one! Why did you click this anyway? Maybe you should look at the above quote...[[/labelnote]]

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But Easter eggs Eggs aren't just found in software any more: the term is also used for a variety of hidden content, such as {{Hidden Track}}s on albums and unadvertised DVDBonusContent, and at one time, for people who sat through the credits (now referred to as {{The Stinger}}).

The first Easter eggs Eggs were inserted by programmers for companies whose policy forbade them from receiving individual credit for their work. The earliest Easter eggs Eggs were mostly credits pages, possibly to allow the programmers themselves to prove authorship to friends. For security reasons (and concerns about malicious programmers inserting undocumented and destructive code), most companies don't allow Easter eggs Eggs to appear in their software any more, but as individual programmers now receive full credit for their work, it's a moot point. [[labelnote:.]][[SelfDemonstratingArticle Congratulations! You found an easter egg on this page!]][[/labelnote]]

An article on why Easter eggs Eggs exist (focusing on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but applicable to all games) is available [[https://web.archive.org/web/20071017003006/http://wizards.com:80/default.asp?x=mtgcom/daily/mr257 here]].

For time-sensitive Easter eggs, Eggs, see HolidayMode. For in-story EasterEgg dates that reference original air/release dates, see SignificantReferenceDate.

Some Easter eggs Eggs can be found with a RocketJump or a well-timed DoubleJump. You can also find some if you use the bunny hop trick. [[labelnote:.]]See? Here's an example of one! Why did you click this anyway? Maybe you should look at the above quote...[[/labelnote]]
8th Jul '17 4:04:30 PM nombretomado
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** This pattern also appears in the follow-up comic ''{{SkinHorse}}''.

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** This pattern also appears in the follow-up comic ''{{SkinHorse}}''.''Webcomic/{{SkinHorse}}''.
21st Jun '17 6:14:49 PM justanid
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[[folder:Art]]
* Some paintings have hidden images, such as Holbein's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ambassadors_(Holbein) ''The Ambassadors'']], which has a greatly distorted skull that can be seen when the painting is viewed from an extreme angle.
* After Biagio da Cesena, Master of Ceremonies to Pope Paul III, complained about the nudity in the Last Judgement panel of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo worked him into the painting. He is depicted as one of the damned in hell, with donkey ears and a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything coiled snake]] preserving his modesty. The Pope apparently thought it was hilarious: when Cesena complained, the pope replied that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his jurisdiction did not include Hell, so the portrait would have to remain]].
* In some of the dioramas at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the artist painted in little elves "as a sort of signature of his work." Also, two dioramas have moving butterflies, which must freak unsuspecting visitors out. [[http://www.paleocurrents.com/docs/secrets_of_dioramas.html Here is a webpage devoted to pointing seekers to the right dioramas.]]
* Celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld was known for incorporating his daughter Nina's name into his portraits; the numeral next to his signature indicates how many times "NINA" appears in the drawing. It became such a game with his fans that Hirschfeld complained the "[=NINAs=]" were overshadowing his art. In fact, the U.S. Army used the "spot-the-NINA" game as a test of their soldiers' visual acuity.
* The National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. features a small [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X19QVBa6H9o/T30RYOX6YUI/AAAAAAAAFsU/h0uaLDxUnNY/s640/kilroy.jpg "Kilroy Was Here"]] above a maintenance hatch behind the sculpture.
* The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh includes three dioramas showing different landscapes of ancient Scotland, from tundra to the Caledonian Pine Forest, and the wildlife that would have lived there. All three include little details that you might not notice at first, but what really belongs here is the inclusion in the tundra diorama, hidden behind the display case's frame so that you can only see it by leaning right up against the glass, of a tiny snowman.
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* In Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe, the American submarine ''USS Wayne'' has hull number 593 on her sail. That hull number belonged in the RealLife to ''USS Thresher'' (SSN-593), a nuclear submarine which disappeared in 1963.

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* In Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', the American submarine ''USS Wayne'' has hull number 593 on her sail. That hull number belonged in the RealLife to ''USS Thresher'' (SSN-593), a nuclear submarine which disappeared in 1963.






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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** In the episode "Invention Convention", Murdoch realizes they don't need a cipher to read the random string of code -- it is actually made of substituted letters. If [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything one actually decodes the message]], it reads "It is essential that we are all seen to be watching the speech at the instant the machine fires. We have precisely twenty seconds between when the device is triggered and when the shot is fired. Should the machine be discovered it is imperative that we stick to the plan." This trope might be averted since there are a few spelling mistakes, and it almost reads as nonsense in the middle, but whoever wrote the code [[ViewersAreGeniuses was assuming the message wouldn't be read anyway.]]
** In the episode "Glory Days", there's a crate of "Big Bang" brand dynamite visible near a train that was held up, supposedly by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
**
''Games'' magazine occasionally (most often in the [[AprilFoolsDay April issue]]) runs hidden contests, in which instructions for an item to send in are somehow hidden in the magazine.
*
In the episode "Invention Convention", Murdoch realizes they don't need a cipher to read ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' era of Phil Foglio's ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', the random string of code -- it is actually made of substituted letters. If [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything one actually decodes the message]], it reads "It is essential duo once accidentally got water on a small purple dragon that we are all seen to be watching the speech at the instant the machine fires. We have precisely twenty seconds between reproduced when wet, ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''-style. That entire issue of ''Dragon'' was peppered with little sketches of the device is triggered and when the shot is fired. Should the machine be discovered it is imperative that we stick to the plan." This trope might be averted since there are a few spelling mistakes, and it almost reads as nonsense dragon's offspring, gamboling in the middle, but whoever wrote margins or sitting on top of paragraphs saying "''Growf?''".
* ''Creator/{{Mattel}}'' did a easter egg in their ''Main/AmericanGirl'' magazines. In one of
the code [[ViewersAreGeniuses was assuming the "The World According to Aggie" comic strips, there is a hidden message wouldn't be read anyway.]]
** In
written by a 11-year-old girl in Toledo, Ohio (known as "Hannah C.") which said "Follow Your Inner Star" (the official tagline of the episode "Glory Days", there's a crate product brand), along with the official A (Star) G logo (as these are written in invisible white ink) on one of "Big Bang" brand dynamite the visible near comic panels [[spoiler:because you need a train that was held up, supposedly by Butch Cassidy flashlight to see the tagline and logo during the Sundance Kid.evening]].



[[folder:Fine Art]]
* Some paintings have hidden images, such as Holbein's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ambassadors_(Holbein) ''The Ambassadors'']], which has a greatly distorted skull that can be seen when the painting is viewed from an extreme angle.
* After Biagio da Cesena, Master of Ceremonies to Pope Paul III, complained about the nudity in the Last Judgement panel of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo worked him into the painting. He is depicted as one of the damned in hell, with donkey ears and a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything coiled snake]] preserving his modesty. The Pope apparently thought it was hilarious: when Cesena complained, the pope replied that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his jurisdiction did not include Hell, so the portrait would have to remain]].
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Games'' magazine occasionally (most often in the [[AprilFoolsDay April issue]]) runs hidden contests, in which instructions for an item to send in are somehow hidden in the magazine.
* In the ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' era of Phil Foglio's ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', the duo once accidentally got water on a small purple dragon that reproduced when wet, ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''-style. That entire issue of ''Dragon'' was peppered with little sketches of the dragon's offspring, gamboling in the margins or sitting on top of paragraphs saying "''Growf?''".
* ''Creator/{{Mattel}}'' did a easter egg in their ''Main/AmericanGirl'' magazines. In one of the "The World According to Aggie" comic strips, there is a hidden message written by a 11-year-old girl in Toledo, Ohio (known as "Hannah C.") which said "Follow Your Inner Star" (the official tagline of the product brand), along with the official A (Star) G logo (as these are written in invisible white ink) on one of the visible comic panels [[spoiler:because you need a flashlight to see the tagline and logo during the evening]].
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** In the episode "Invention Convention", Murdoch realizes they don't need a cipher to read the random string of code -- it is actually made of substituted letters. If [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything one actually decodes the message]], it reads "It is essential that we are all seen to be watching the speech at the instant the machine fires. We have precisely twenty seconds between when the device is triggered and when the shot is fired. Should the machine be discovered it is imperative that we stick to the plan." This trope might be averted since there are a few spelling mistakes, and it almost reads as nonsense in the middle, but whoever wrote the code [[ViewersAreGeniuses was assuming the message wouldn't be read anyway.]]
** In the episode "Glory Days", there's a crate of "Big Bang" brand dynamite visible near a train that was held up, supposedly by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.



* Universal Studios Florida incorporated several EasterEgg references to its original ''Jaws'' ride into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley attraction which took its place.

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* Universal Studios Florida incorporated several EasterEgg easter egg references to its original ''Jaws'' ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' ride into the Wizarding ''Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Potter: Diagon Alley Alley'' attraction which took its place.



* In some of the dioramas at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the artist painted in little elves "as a sort of signature of his work." Also, two dioramas have moving butterflies, which must freak unsuspecting visitors out. [[http://www.paleocurrents.com/docs/secrets_of_dioramas.html Here is a webpage devoted to pointing seekers to the right dioramas.]]



* Celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld was known for incorporating his daughter Nina's name into his portraits; the numeral next to his signature indicates how many times "NINA" appears in the drawing. It became such a game with his fans that Hirschfeld complained the "[=NINAs=]" were overshadowing his art. In fact, the U.S. Army used the "spot-the-NINA" game as a test of their soldiers' visual acuity.



* The National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. features a small [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X19QVBa6H9o/T30RYOX6YUI/AAAAAAAAFsU/h0uaLDxUnNY/s640/kilroy.jpg "Kilroy Was Here"]] above a maintenance hatch behind the sculpture.
* The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh includes three dioramas showing different landscapes of ancient Scotland, from tundra to the Caledonian Pine Forest, and the wildlife that would have lived there. All three include little details that you might not notice at first, but what really belongs here is the inclusion in the tundra diorama, hidden behind the display case's frame so that you can only see it by leaning right up against the glass, of a tiny snowman.




Real life Easter eggs come in three main types. Real eggs, which are hardboiled and dyed, plastic ones, which are openable to put things inside, and chocolate ones, which are... well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made of chocolate]].

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\n** Real life Easter eggs come in three main types. Real eggs, which are hardboiled and dyed, plastic ones, which are openable to put things inside, and chocolate ones, which are... well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made of chocolate]].
21st Jun '17 7:02:20 AM BiffJr
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** Any form of EasterEgg in Microsoft products [[http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2005/10/21/483608.aspx has been banned]] by ExecutiveVeto ever since 2005. Why? Corporate customers do not appreciate undocumented bits in their software; apart from wasting work hours, they can introduce security flaws (this has happened before).
16th Jun '17 9:43:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/ Neko the Kitty]]'' features a ''WheresWaldo'' style minigame. Hidden in every strip is a character named 'Bummy', a small purple hominid with prominent buttocks.

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* ''[[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/ Neko the Kitty]]'' features a ''WheresWaldo'' ''Literature/WheresWaldo'' style minigame. Hidden in every strip is a character named 'Bummy', a small purple hominid with prominent buttocks.
15th Jun '17 10:20:16 PM nombretomado
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11th Jun '17 7:08:15 PM MGN001
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An article on why Easter eggs exist (focusing on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but applicable to all games) is available [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/daily/mr257 here]].

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An article on why Easter eggs exist (focusing on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but applicable to all games) is available [[http://www.wizards.com/default.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20071017003006/http://wizards.com:80/default.asp?x=mtgcom/daily/mr257 here]].
29th May '17 9:45:19 PM nombretomado
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* On WithinTemptation's Mother Earth Tour DVD, the song "Gothic Christmas" is included as an Easter egg.

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* On WithinTemptation's Music/WithinTemptation's Mother Earth Tour DVD, the song "Gothic Christmas" is included as an Easter egg.
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