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Google Easter Egg: Gangnam PSY Droid in the 2012 Zeitgeist

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Google's got the cutest little PSYdroid hidden in its 2012 Zeitgeist page.

This week, Google released its annual Zeitgeist showing the most popular searches and trending topics for the year 2012. However, the company's page also included a little tribute to the the number two most searched song on the internet. PSY's Gangnam Style.

First spotted by a JSFiddle.net, the Easter Egg sees a little Android PSY pop up and perform his famous dance anytime a user hovers over the Google logo colors on the bottom right of the Zeitgeist page. No word on why Google picked Gangnam Style specifically. Possibly because the video just became the most watched video on YouTube.

PSY achieved this milestone at the end of November, just four months after his video was posted to YouTube. With 840 million views, PSY is well past the previous record holder, the official video for Justin Bieber's popular 'Baby' track. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' reached the number one spot on YouTube in July 12 2010 and remained the most viewed video on the site until November 24. That means PSY's Gangnam Style hit 806 million views less than a month ago and has already pushed through the 940 million mark.

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    bluekoala , December 14, 2012 6:50 PM
    This is a victory for civilization. Gangnam Style > Justin Bieber
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    wannabepro , December 14, 2012 5:39 PM
    Please don't let it get to 1 million....
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    xFriarx , December 14, 2012 5:42 PM
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    With 840 million views...

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    ...pushed through the 940 million mark.


    Is the 940 million mark a typo?
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    edogawa , December 14, 2012 6:48 PM
    wannabeproPlease don't let it get to 1 million....


    1 billion almost, not million.

    That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.
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    bluekoala , December 14, 2012 6:50 PM
    This is a victory for civilization. Gangnam Style > Justin Bieber
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    wannabepro , December 14, 2012 7:46 PM
    edogawa1 billion almost, not million. That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.

    Ah, thanks, my bad.
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    webbwbb , December 14, 2012 8:17 PM
    edogawa That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.


    There could also be a half million people who watch that video at least once a day..
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    internetlad , December 14, 2012 8:43 PM
    webbwbbThere could also be a half million people who watch that video at least once a day..



    Little known fact, only 19 people have actually watched Gagnam Style. Psy just pays 19 guys to watch it on youtube all day.
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    victorintelr , December 14, 2012 9:32 PM
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    However, the company's page also included a little tribute to the the number two most searched song on the internet. PSY's Gangnam Style


    As long as the number 1 video is not Jutsin Beiber, the world is saved.

    bluekoalaThis is a victory for civilization. Gangnam Style > Justin Bieber

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    victorintelr , December 14, 2012 9:43 PM
    Damn it!
    Sooo in searches, Gangnam Style is #2, #1 is Whitney Houston, for the world, however for the USA > Pop Culture > Most searched songs of 2012 is #2 Gangnam Style, PSY and #1 Boyfriend, Justin Beiber...... :( 
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    livebriand , December 15, 2012 12:20 AM
    edogawa1 billion almost, not million. That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.

    The only problem is that some people have viewed the video several times. Still, the fact that it beat anything by Justin Bieber tells me there's hope for humanity.
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    hrhuffnpuff , December 15, 2012 2:37 AM
    They both suck moose balls.....(plays Slayer's Reign In Blood on 11)
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    edogawa , December 15, 2012 3:08 AM
    livebriandThe only problem is that some people have viewed the video several times. Still, the fact that it beat anything by Justin Bieber tells me there's hope for humanity.


    Each view is unique to an IP, so that's almost 1 billion ipv4 addresses; probably more if people share an internet connection.
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    Reynod , December 15, 2012 9:08 AM
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    1 billion almost, not million.

    That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.



    More people than that worship Jane.

    :) 
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    Reynod , December 15, 2012 9:08 AM
    Quote:
    1 billion almost, not million.

    That's just amazing to think that nearly 1/7 of earths human population has seen that video.



    More people than that worship Jane.

    :) 
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