Windows ME Easter Egg - Teacup Screen Saver

1. right click on desktop
2. click properties
3. click screen saver tab
4. choose 3D pipes
5. click settings
6. choose multiple pipes
7. choose traditional with mixed joints
8. resolution to max
9. solid texture
10. click OK
11. watch screen saver and every so often, the joint will be a teacup. cool!

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 11-13-2000
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows ME
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teacup Teacup on the joint of a pipe
teacup Teacup on the joint of a pipe

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Comments

Raj writes:
How long do we have to wait ah!
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Antoni Raj writes:
It works on Win98 also. But you have to wait patiently for the teapots to appear. Press alt+print screen to capture the teapot and paste it to any paint program and save it.
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Steve writes:
This isn't just any old teapot. It's *the* Teapot. A very famous artifact with a long history: http://www.sjbaker.org/teapot I don't run Windows - but I'm told it appears at 'tea-time' as told by the computer's clock.
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Sarah3264 writes:
FYI: It's a teaPOT, not a teaCUP. Be specific with eeggs.
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Jeff Rabinek writes:
Just verified it on Windows 2000 Professional also.
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BoooDave writes:
it means solid... and for those wondering what raj asked.. it seems completely random... i waited about 60 seconds to see the first one then another appeared about 5 seconds later. you do have to be very bored like i am right now to notice it as it will be just one tea pot in the whole screen so you have to be paying attention!
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kenny23 writes:
I also found two teapots in the same screen...
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Silver757 writes:
I caught one up-close and personal on Windows ME!
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Tom writes:
Very cool.....on the preview I saw it right away, and then had to wait a while and it came up again, but VERY close the second time!
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It also works for Windows 95
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Tez writes:
This is also on Windows 2000 Server, and it appears to be a teapot as side on it shows a handle and a spout
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Mario616 writes:
It's not a teacup it's a TEAPOT!
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Rebecca writes:
It does NOT matter how you set the surface style, the number of pipes, or the resolution. I've seen teapots with all variations of the above, as long as the pipe style is "traditional" and the joint type is "mixed." Some surface textures can make the teapot a bit hard to distinguish although it IS there. It sometimes takes a while to appear. There's no connection to "tea time," however; I've seen it at sundry times of day. Note: I've only tested this in Windows ME. (I actually discovered it by accident--glanced at my screensaver and did a double-take!)
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To confirm and remove all doubt from nay-sayers... It is a Teapot with a handle spout and lid. It depends on the angle of the teapot to see the features. It IS random and it IS rare. Also if you are paying attention long enough you may also see what I did which was a pipe in one color and the teapot in a totally different color. In this case, the pipe was green and the teapot was red. Just be patient. It DOES work on the actual screensaver and not just the preview. Peace...
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Dan Stevens writes:
It works for 95 too. I used to to try and spot it. But a teapot joint cool!? Er, right!
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AC11 writes:
I think it only works when you preview it because every time it really goes into the screen-saver it never shows up and when I preview it I see it all the time
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Twigs76 writes:
I am using WindowsXP Home Edition and this egg does not work. :'(
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KoRnKiDeaD writes:
This doesn't actually seem to work on the actual screen saver, just the preview.
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Luxie writes:
I don't see no teapot or teacup anywheres!
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I'm from Utah!This site http://www.sjbaker.org/teapot tells about "the" teapot, which is from Utah
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Loryeva88 writes:
this egg works in all of Windows versions
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Bubba writes:
Hey. I noticed that one of the steps said "solid texture" now there is two choices in the settings box 1. solid 2. textured. So, are you saying change it to solid or textured? I am confused. I tried it on both and i didn't see no tea anythings.
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