Bank of Canada’s website hides an Easter secret

The Bank of Canada’s website features an Easter egg that can only be unlocked via a videogame inspired ‘cheat code’. The so-called Konami code was first used by the game Gradius on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986.

The hidden secret can be found on the  promotional page for the new $10 dollar polymer note – which celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The page features a 360 degree view of the bill, along with information on the historical figures, buildings and symbols that adorn it.

However, typing a code quickly on a keyboard ( up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a ) results in a flurry of notes on the screen accompanied by a  videogame rendition of Canada’s National Anthem.