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Geek Trick Of The Week: Newsweek Vs. The Zombies

The best time-waster of the day comes courtesy of Newsweek.com and the gazillion people on Twitter who have been passing this around today.

Step 1: Go to Newsweek.com.

Step 2: Type the following keys: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter

Step 3: Enjoy.

This is newsweek.com's homepage after you perform the Konami secret code.  Screenshot/NPR hide caption

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This is newsweek.com's homepage after you perform the Konami secret code. 

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Konami codes is a series of keystrokes incorporated into games created by the Konami Corp to reveal a surprise. The question I have now, is whether Newsweek.com is trying to surprise us, or if a Newsweek employee is trying to surprise them.

We've reached out to Newsweek for the answer. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: A spokesperson did send the New York Observer a statement. They said, ""It's true that our programmers had a bit of fun and hid the Konami Easter egg in the site," the spokesperson said in a statement. "It does not affect the rest of the site's functionality. Now that we've all had a laugh, we will be removing it."

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