They like to have fun up at the Bank of Canada. 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the nation of Canada, and the Bank of Canada created a commemorative $10 bill for the occasion. They even have the bill up on their site, with a 360-degree rotate tool that lets you check out both sides of the bill.
But shove all that to the side, because someone at the bank hid a rad secret on that website. You may remember the Konami code from your childhood — for many, it was the only thing that made Contra beatable. If that code — up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A — is entered using your keyboard while you’re on the site, something amazing happens.
No, it doesn’t unlock a coupon code for 30 gallons of maple syrup. In what feels like something out of South Park, a chiptuned, 8-bit style version of “O, Canada” starts playing while tiny $10 bills rain down. It made me feel super patriotic, and I’m not even Canadian.
You can also learn a bunch about Canadian history from the people and locations that are featured on the commemorative bill. As best I can tell, Bill and Solid Snake aren’t on there, but I guess the latter could be hiding in one of those landscapes on the back. You can’t put it past the Bank of Canada at this point.