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Bank of Canada hides Easter egg on new $10 web page

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Taking inspiration from the cheat code for 1980s video game Gradius, Canada’s central bank has hidden an Easter egg on its page for the new $10 dollar note.

The new note celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The country’s central bank has set up a page on its site offering a 360 degree view of the bill, along with information on the notable faces which adorn it.

But a bonus feature awaits those who enter the so-called Konami code – up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a – which first appeared in 1986 and has been used by cheats in dozens of games since.

On the BoC site, the code summons a blizzard of new $10 notes, which stream down the screen to the accompaniment of O Canada, the country’s national anthem.