How to do Facebook Tricks and Easter Eggs (Including Magic Circles, Pirate Talk, emoticons, and Greasemonkey Scripts)

Magic Circles

Apparently, some programmers at Facebook are fans of the Nintendo game Contra and the famous 30 lives cheat.

To get this trick to work go to the main page of facebook and then hit: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and enter. Now when you scroll up or down little magic circles will appear on the screen. To make it go away just hit refresh. Pretty pointless, but fun 🙂

Pirate English and Upside Down English

Another trick is to change Facebook into Pirate English. Click on settings at the top right of your screen. Then click on Language and kind of toward the bottom is an option for “English (Pirate)”. Now you’ll be trolling facebook like a true matey, yarrr!

A good prank to play on a friend is to set the English to Upside Down. It will cause serious confusion.


For those of you with Mozilla Firefox, you can get the extension Boost. This allows you to have a customized theme, or even request your own. There are also features like “one click pokes” and “rollover pictures” which enlarges any picture you rollover.


Another Firefox extension is Greasemonkey. Install the extension and then install a script for Facebook. Most will change the color or theme for your facebook page. Some examples are here and here. And here’s a post on 20 Greasemonkey Scripts that will Improve your facebook experience. And a list of 25 Greasemonkey Facebook Scripts.

Facebook Chat Emoticons and Bold Script

Here’s a complete list of the emoticons that can be used in Facebook Chat:

smile frown tongue grin gasp wink glasses sunglasses grumpy unsure cry devil angel kiss heart kiki squint confused upset pacman colonthree robot putnam
🙂 😦 😛 😀 :O 😉 8) 8| 😡 :\ 😥 3:) O:) :-* ^_^ -_- O.o >:o :v :3 :|] :putnam:

Also to get bold writing in Facebook chat just type anything you want between stars. For example, *bold*.

Facebook Lite

For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, check out facebook lite. It’s basically just a stripped down version of facebook that is a lllloooot faster.

Know of any other facebook tricks? Or a some Skype Secrets?



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8 responses to “How to do Facebook Tricks and Easter Eggs (Including Magic Circles, Pirate Talk, emoticons, and Greasemonkey Scripts)

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  3. Very interesting post I like your blog carry on the great articles

  4. Hey, I just hopped over to your site via StumbleUpon. Not somthing I would normally read, on the other hand I liked your thoughts none the less. Thanks for making something worth reading.

  5. I like the first point you made there, but I am not sure I could pratcially apply that in a productive way.

  6. samantha

    it didnt work circles one

  7. manjit singh

    Good evening

  8. shikari

    nothing happend of the fist one circles

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