Do A Barrel Roll! GIFs Do It, Now Google Does It Too

What a great morning today it was, waking up and seeing everyone on my Facebook feed telling me to check out Google's latest easter egg. It looks like if you type in "Do a barrel roll" on Google, Google will actually do a barrel roll. You really have to check it out, but of course if you're not into that kind of stuff you can click play on the video to the left and see what all the fuss is about right here, right now.


Where does "do a barrel roll" come from?

its a move from the original 1993 Star Fox game for the Super Nintendo. The phrase "do a barrel roll" was actually only used until the sequel, Star Fox 64 for the Nintendo 64. I could try to explain the move if you've never seen it, but it's better if you see it for yourself ↴ And the rest is history...

Of course anything as ridiculous as this only becomes legend with the popularization of fans. It starts with inside jokes and then escalates when somebody makes a spiffy GIF like this one ↴
do a barrel roll dog gif

NOTE: typing "z or r twice" on Google also works.