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Someone Hacked Vogue UK‘s Website To Make It Display Dinosaurs In Hats

2:27 pm - 07/09/2013

Greetings, lovers of fashion websites and dinosaurs (i.e. all of you). Your day is about to get 100% better.

Remember when you finally managed to correctly input the secret code to Sonic The Hedgehog and you were so excited you almost forgot to play the game afterwards? This is the semi-grown-up version of that.

Some clever computer nerd has inserted an Easter egg into Vogue.co.uk (among other UK websites) which will display an infinite number of dinosaurs in hats if you just type it in. And not just any kind of hats: fancy designer hats. Classy!

To try it out, just go to Vogue UK’s website and type in what is known as The Konami Code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. That’s it! To make more dinosaurs appear, just keep hitting A. How much fun is that? A: It is the most fun.

It’s unclear whether this glorious hack was inserted by a bored Vogue employee or some benevolent dinos-in-hats fairy or an out of character Anonymous, but it’s been up for a whole day now, so maybe it’s authorized? In any case, when dinos in hats appear on a major fashion site, ours is not to question why. Just look at those guys and gals busily hurrying their way past Kate Moss like they’ve got places to be! I bet they are going to the scariest party ever.


edit: Wired UK has dinosaurs in goggles and lab coats.
edit: GQ UK reportedly has dinosaurs in suits.
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chaya 9th-Jul-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Since discovering this the dinosaurs have been taken down once, only to reappear several minutes later. As of this moment they are gone again. I sense a war is going on behind the scenes.
lovedforaday 9th-Jul-2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
i'm still getting them.
69love_songs 9th-Jul-2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
This is ace!
shortsweetcynic 9th-Jul-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
holy shit i love you. this is so entertaining!!
calliope1975 9th-Jul-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
As stupid as that was, it made my day! Also, Wired UK has dinos in lab coats and ski goggles plus Nyan Cat.
squeeful 9th-Jul-2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
Both of these have made my day. <3
ayashi 9th-Jul-2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
tsu_ 9th-Jul-2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
iolarah 9th-Jul-2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That was some much-needed levity ^_^
mycenaes 9th-Jul-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
omg this is amazing
aviv_b 9th-Jul-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I approve!
can_be_cruel 9th-Jul-2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
This is truly a masterpiece.
castalianspring 9th-Jul-2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA, this is awesome. I love the little UK flag beret :D
crossfire 9th-Jul-2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
Found it. All of these sites are built from one codebase over at Conde Nast UK, and it looks to me like someone left the debugger flag on when publishing things this morning. Doesn't look like a hack to me, it looks like something that's usually left out during the publishing process. If it is a hack, then someone has managed to compromise Conde Nast's codebase, which is bad news.

Just a guess though, from a 10-minute code review.

FYI, they're using Raptorize.
alexvdl 9th-Jul-2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Bad news for Conde Nast, great news for lovers of raptors!
redstar826 9th-Jul-2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
OMG I dont know why this is so amazing, but dammit, it is!
akashasheiress 9th-Jul-2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but by typing in do they mean type it in a specific search box on the pages or something?
redstar826 9th-Jul-2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
use your arrow keys for the directions, then hit b, then keep hitting a to make more dinosaurs appear.

sorchekyrkby 9th-Jul-2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
I review the comments for Philosoraptor pics, and there are none. I am disappoint, _p.
chaya 9th-Jul-2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the Philosoraptor only appears when summoned?
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