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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.

Boost

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.

Greasemonkey

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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To Beard, or Not to Beard?

I’m pretty lazy when it comes to shaving. It’s annoying and it hurts. Everytime I shave I go through the same dilemma in my head; I wonder if I don’t shave, will it be acceptable? So, to try and help myself and many other frustrated men out there I’ve decided to construct a pro and con list.

Pros:

-Might be mistaken for a philospher, pirate, or general badass.

-Other bearded men give you approving nods.

-No longer carded at the liquor store.

-Can go another day without shaving.

-Get an unexplainable urge to wear flannel and go hunting, or wear leather and ride a motorcycle.

-Keeps you warm.

Cons:

-Females and children are automatically suspicious of you.

-Random people ask you for either philosophical incites, or challenge you to fights.

-Might be mistaken for a pirate and attacked by a ninja.

-People question your hygiene.

-Face itches.

-Bleeding and pain if forced to shave

It’s a toss-up. If there are any more to add to either list please let me know.

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