The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth!

At first I thought this was one of those random internet stories that is probably untrue. But it appears the Konami Code Bank Note is the real deal. Canada celebrated their 150th anniversary of the act of consolidation, when Canada became one country, by creating a new 10 currency featuring famous Canadian figureheads. The bank in charge of this created a website to show off the new money, which includes a fantastical Easter Egg.

If you use the Konami Code on the home page, the site will begin to play the Canadian anthem and confetti will scatter across the screen. Why was this done? Who knows, but the bank seems pretty cool with it as they kept the secret up on the website. We can only assume that the web developers who created the site are also gamers, and thought it would be a fun tribute to Konami. They wanted something fun and that's what they've got.

Try it out for yourself and enter in the secret code on the home page: ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← →"B" and "A." It didn't work on the number pad for me, so you have to use the cursor keys.