The Biggest Waste Of Time On The Planet Just Got Wastier

Oh man. Guys. Check it. I’ve wasted too much of my morning on this already, and hopefully, you will too.

No one’s quite sure when YouTube decided to add this easter egg, but it doesn’t work with the oldschool player, so it must have been no earlier than April. Hit up YouTube, and pause any video you like. You can also pause one you don’t like, I guess. Just find a video and pause it. Paused? Great. Now press the up and left arrow keys simultaneously.

Assuming you don’t have the dexterity of a sea cucumber, you should be playing a YouTubian recreation of the classic arcade game Snake. If you’ve ever owned a Nokia cell phone, you already know what Snake is, but if you haven’t, I’ll break it down so you don’t suck: Snake is played by guiding your bunch of dots snake into the little blinky pellets randomly scattered around the playing field. Touch anything, and you die. Simple, right?

As if YouTube wasn’t already the procrastinator’s bane. Now, truly, no one will ever get anything done, ever. Remember how Google Pac-Man impacted the economy, if only for a day? This’ll be that. Forever.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Aaron Bromback

    I lost an entire morning playing this game this morning. Thanks a lot Youtube!

  • Adrian

    it would seem I have the dexterity of a sea cucumber

  • Nicola

    Thanks for showing me this 🙂 i’m sure most of my time is now going to be wasted doing that from now on