Windows XP Easter Egg - Bush Hid the Facts

1) Open up Notepad
2) Type "Bush hid the facts"
3) Save the document
4) Close and Re-Open

Enjoy :)

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  5.1/10 with 272 votes
Contributed By: Anonymous on 08-23-2006
Reviewed By: racedogg2, dicai
Special Requirements: Notepad
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Save this file After opening it... The chinese version after you open it
Save this file After opening it... The chinese version after you open it
Text file used contains:
Text file used contains: "They are teh n00bs". Notice how it is someway composed of 3 (or more) fonts: round ends, square ends and calligraphic, even though notepad only knows one font. At least the round end font is Japanese, so this is probably ran

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Comments

STL writes:
This is not an egg, it's a bug. Given a file, notepad tries to understand whether it's ANSI or Unicode using a heuristic. This heuristic fails for 4+3+3+5 (and maybe some other short) text. If you want your text correctly, save the file as Unicode (File/save as). It's funny to find an interesting string matching the criteria though.
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It's a bug/egg (odd discovery, either way) that's actually triggered by typing any four-letter word, then two three-letter words, then a five-letter word. :)
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It appears to be a problem with opening a 4-3-3-5 file, and not with saving it. I created the file in Notepad and saved as per the instructions, when I opened it I double clicked and it opened in Wordpad accidentally, as my system, is set for, and it was fine. Only when I closed then right-clicked , and opened with Notepad, did it show the error. Sure enough, I just went back and created the same file in Wordpad, Saved as Text under a different name, then opened that in Notepad and the fault showed up.
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Dushyant writes:
it is crated intensely,because if it is bug then any 4 + 3 +3 + 5 word converts when u reopen it,why only this bush hid the facts
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daunrealist writes:
Whaaat? That's wild. It doesn't do much, but it's still weird. Good find.
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seana12 writes:
Try "This txt sez bybye" without the quotes.
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Mark Sumone writes:
it is not an egg, it is a mistake. look on wikipedia its some sort off error.
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Clicko man writes:
Someone made a double of this! exactly the same.
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platnium writes:
i translated it it is ‘S ‘S renowned universities allow 208,000 daub “¬ “¬ i cant translated the other one yet
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Eric writes:
I tryed this ona friends computer and it loaded with chinesse symbols instead of the squares, that I believe means that the font is not there.
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kettling writes:
i tryed it with "bush hid the facts" and some other 4-3-3-5 combinations, but only the bush hid the facts worked.. the others failed.. how could this be?
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Nathan writes:
It changed to japannese writing to me
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OH! the message says this: ®o —L Hour Morocco by showing video games seized mongoose I translate the chinese words to english words in the Saint Google, and it is the translation.
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platnium writes:
i translated it it is ‘S ‘S renowned universities allow 208,000 daub “¬ “¬ i cant translated the other one yet
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idiot_me writes:
I typed arms arm arm Brian and it came out :牡獭愠浲愠浲戠楲湡.
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What? it turned mine into japanese(chinese whatever I'm no expert)
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Frank writes:
how come it just repeats it over and over?.. i dont get it
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