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Did you know about these Siri easter eggs?
Siri has become nearly synonymous with digital assistants. Owners of iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV devices are highly familiar with Siri. Using only your voice with these products, the assistant can answer questions, play games, and more. But there are some Siri easter eggs that are clearly meant for pure fun
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The folks at Cupertino clearly had some fun hiding a few Siri Easter eggs for us to find, with more emerging as Apple continues to update Siri. Here are just a few examples of Siri easter eggs that you can access with your Apple hardware device. We will not reveal what Siri actually says in most cases to keep the surprises intact.
Siri can finish certain song lyrics for you, but the best is certainly Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If you say, “Siri, I see a little silhouette of a man,” she’ll respond — well, her response is far too long to transcribe here. Give it a try.
Or, for a shorter sing along, try, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Siri will answer with the next verse from that Mary Poppins song, or from another song from that musical.
A company man, through and through
You probably can’t forget that Siri is part of the Apple ecosystem even if you try, but on the off chance that you’re not sure where her allegiances lie, try asking her about tech. The folks at Apple have programmed a few quippy responses as clever Siri Easter eggs. When you get a chance, ask Siri what she thinks is the best operating system. Or who the best assistant is. Or what phone you should buy next.
You can also tick her off by misidentifying her. Try saying “Okay, Google” to Siri, mistaking her for Google Assistant. She won’t let you off easy. You can also try saying “Hey Siri, Alexa” to hear a dig at Amazon’s digital helper.
One of the first signs of an upcoming robot apocalypse is when the machines become self-aware, so it might be time to worry. Okay, that’s clearly an overstatement. Siri isn’t so much self-aware as she is programmed with Siri Easter eggs that make her seem self-aware.
Take, for instance, her knowledge of AI fiction. Try asking Siri, “Are you Her?” (a reference to the Spike Jonze film “Her”). She’ll offer variations on her answer, but the message is clear: Her is fiction, Siri is reality. Or, if you want an eerie dodge, ask Siri if she follows Issac Asimov’s three laws of robotics. Her answer might scare you a little.
Cats and boots
Did you know Siri can beatbox? Well…she can’t.
This is one of the weirder Siri Easter eggs. Go ahead and ask her to beatbox for you. Her performance will go something like this: “Here’s one I’ve been practicing. Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots. I could do this all day. Cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats…” and so on.
I suppose the folks at Apple only programmed Siri to use words, and these are as close to the sounds of beatboxing as we can get?
Movie and TV buff
Siri also knows a thing or two about movies. Or she knows at least enough to poke fun at Hollywood. Ask her what Inception is about. Or don’t if you don’t want to hear her honest and not altogether favorable opinion of Christopher Nolan’s trippy 2010 blockbuster. You can also ask about The Matrix, if you want to most succinct summary of the 1999 cyberpunk classic imaginable.
You can also try asking a few questions that come from movies, such as “Hey Siri, show me the money” or “Hey Siri, open the pod bay door.” Siri seems to like TV too. She’s especially into Game of Thrones. You’ll get a taste of that if you ask her, “Is Jon Snow dead?” or “Is winter coming?”
It’s the end of the world as we know it
Try checking in with Siri about when the world will end. Her answers won’t be too reassuring, but she’ll likely get a smile out of you with this apocalyptic Siri Easter egg.
What is love?
If you’re looking to boost your ego or find companionship in your phone, you might want to look somewhere other than Siri for it. Asking Siri if she loves you if she’ll go on a date with you, if she’ll dance with you, or if she’ll marry you won’t yield great results. She’ll usually skate around the question and come up with transparent excuses not to be with you.
Having said that, give it a try. Siri’s responses are pretty funny, and she alternates between a few different gentle put-downs.
Siri’s got your back
Some Siri Easter eggs serve a very practical function. For example, try telling Siri you’re drunk, and she will offer a quick link to call a cab for you using your location.
These examples represent just a small sampling of the Siri Easter eggs you can check out. We will add some more when we find some cool ones to include on this list.