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The Bank Of Canada's Website Comes With A Cheat Code

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The Bank of Canada unveiled a new commemorative $10 bill this week to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. But that's not all, folks!

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If you enter a code on the Bank of Canada's website, it starts playing "O Canada" and tiny $10 bills start raining down from the top of the page.

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That code, of course, is the Konami Code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A.

Try it yourself.

Although the Konami Code started as a cheat in classic video games like Contra, web developers have been using it as an inside joke online for years (including on BuzzFeed's homepage).

A Bank of Canada spokesperson told BuzzFeed Canada that the web team included the Konami Code as "a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation."
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A Bank of Canada spokesperson told BuzzFeed Canada that the web team included the Konami Code as "a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation."

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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