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Google's Avengers: Endgame Easter Egg Throws Down the (Infinity) Gauntlet

Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Stop whatever you're doing, and enjoy Google's fun Avengers: Endgame Easter egg. Don't worry, you're not about to be ambushed by spoilers for Marvel Studios' epic sequel.

Just type "Thanos" into the Google search bar on your desktop or mobile device. Then click the Infinity Gauntlet that appears on the right side of the screen.

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If you've done as instructed, you're no doubt chuckling at the effect. However, if you're too gun-shy to approach anything online that might expose you to spoilers, we'll explain what happens: When you click on the Gauntlet, the animated fingers snap (accompanied by sound effects, no less), and half of the search results disappear from the page in what resembles clouds of dust.

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It's, of course, a sly reference to the Mad Titan's actions in the final act of Avengers: Infinity War in which, after collecting all six Infinity Stones, he snapped his gloved fingers, and wiped out half of all life in the universe. The devastation, which became known as the Decimation, led to heartbreaking moments, for the heroes and audiences alike, as beloved characters like Spider-Man, Groot and others crumbled to dust. Naturally, that event sets up Endgame, which is already crushing box office records in the United States and abroad.

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is playing now worldwide.

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