Lesser Known Facts About MAC Part 2


The Legendary Startup sound of MAC

Sosumi is an alert sound introduced by Jim Reekes in Apple Inc.’s Macintosh System 7 operating system in 1991. The name is derived from the phrase “so, sue me!” because of a long running court battle with The Beatles’ record label Apple Corps, the similarly named music company, regarding the use of music in Apple Inc.’s computer products. While the lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in 2007, the sound remains in OS X as Apple’s way of saying “so sue me.”


Siri’s a Movie Buff

Siri can respond to almost any of your questions. Yea yea I know, not really a secret. Shut up.

What you don’t know is that Siri is a huge movie buff. Scientific Genre. If you ask Siri about the plot of Inception, Siri responds with, โ€œInception is about dreaming about dreaming about dreaming about dreaming about something or other. I fell asleep.โ€


Signatures on the Mac 128K Case

If you open the Macintosh 128K (the original MAC) you’ll find signatures of the employees of Macintosh Division at Apple on the inside case.


Secret Text Game that you didn’t know about

Launch your Terminal using the Spotlight. On your Terminal type “emacs -batch -l dunnet” (without quotes, that’s small L) and press enter.

It shall take you to a Secret Old School Text-based game. Hope you know your way around.


John Conway’s Game of Life on your MAC

This secret is an homage to John Conway’sGame of Life” or Simply “Life“. Conway was a British mathematician who first developed this particular cellular automaton. Simply put, “The Game of Life” isn’t really a game at all in the sense that it’s a zero-player game – its evolution is determined by its initial state and requires no further input from the player.

Let’s launch the Terminal again, shall we?

In the Terminal, type emacs, and press enter. Then press Esc key. And then press x. Now type life and press enter. Now sit and enjoy!

You’ll see odd arrangements of @ symbols dancing around the screen and warping into different shapes.


A Complete Fellowship of the Ring on your MAC

There’s a Complete Fellowship of the Ring Timeline hidden on Your MAC. If you’d like to read the exact timeline of The Lord of the Rings, launch the Terminal, again ๐Ÿ˜‰ and type the following line of code, your can paste it too, you are welcome!

cat /usr/share/calendar/calendar.lotr

A long list of key events from The Lord of the Rings will be show, enjoy and brush up on your Lord of the rings facts.


Hidden Vintage Tetris game on your MAC

Yes, Tetris is available for you to play but it’s hidden. To access it open the Terminal and type emacs, hit enter.

Press the Escape Key and then press x.

Now Type tetris and press enter.

Thank me later ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hidden Pong Game on your MAC

There is a hidden Pong on your MAC.

To access the hidden Pong Game, open the Terminal, type emacs and hit enter.

Press the Escape Key and then press x.

Now Type pong and press enter.


Hidden Snake Game on your MAC

Remember the Old Snake game? There is a hidden Snake game on you MAC.

To access the hidden Snake Game, open the Terminal, type emacs and hit enter.

Press the Escape Key and then press x.

Now Type snake and press enter.


There’s a Secret Psychotherapist on your MAC

Unbelievable isn’t it? Well, there is one. To access it and get your Free therapy follow the steps.

Open the Terminal, type emacs and hit enter.

Press the Escape Key and then press x.

Now Type doctor and press enter.

Your personal Psychotherapist is at your service.


Hope you liked the information & secrets shared in this blog. Explore your MAC and in case you find something new, some other secrets of MAC do share is with us. There are more. I know that for a fact!

The Mac ways series blogs

  1. The Mac Ways
  2. MAC Address Book
  3. Uninstalling Applications on MAC
  4. Installing Applications on MAC
  5. What is my MAC OS Version
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL on MAC
  7. Where is my Library Folder on MAC?
  8. MAC Trackpad โ€“ Cheatsheet
  9. MAC OS โ€“ Tips and Tricks
  10. Reset MAC password using the MAC OS Recovery Tool
  11. Enable Three Finger Drag
  12. Lesser Known Facts about MAC

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