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It’s the ultimate easter egg, the key to secret funny effects on all kinds of websites. The konami code, entered by pressing the sequence up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A, works on Twitter!

The code, which originated in video games from Japanese publisher Konami, and is called the konami komando (“konami command”) in Japanese. Twitter user @konosuke recently posted that, perusing the site’s JavaScript, he had discovered a piece of code in there that read “konami_watcher”. Intrigued, he punched in the magic code on Twitter’s timeline page and … something surprising happened! Join us after the jump for a look at Twitter’s new flippy bird!

Go to Twitter, and use your arrow keys to start hitting in that magical code ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

Or scroll down on this page to see what happens!

▼ Keep your eyes on that little birdie logo.

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▼ Where are you off to, mate?

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▼ (T)Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee(t)!

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The taste of your first Smirnoff Ice, in GIF form.


If up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A seems like a lot to remember, you could always get it put somewhere on your body:


Or just listen to this nice Moldy Peaches song.

▼ At 1:33 in.

Sources: Hachima kikou, @konosuke via Twitter
Twitter screenshots: RocketNews24
GIF: Hachima kikou

Photo: fyeahtattoos/dorkly