Typing 'The Last of Us' into Google gives you an eerie Easter egg surprise — take a look

Google has an Easter egg surprise for fans who search for HBO's apocalyptic show, "The Last of Us." A mushroom button pops up at the bottom of the screen and fills the results

with fungus with each click. The show's fungus is based on the parasitic Cordyceps fungus that takes over the body of its host. Google has a fungal Easter egg surprise for fans

of HBO's apocalyptic show, "The Last of Us" — all you need to do is Google the title of the show. Typing "The Last of Us" into Google's search bar on desktop or mobile

brings up a mushroom button at the bottom of the page. Clicking it begins to fill the screen with fungus. The more you click on the mushroom, the more fungus spores

pop up. HBO's hit show is set in the post-apocalyptic US after a mutant parasitic fungus takes over the world, and is based off of "The Last of Us" video game. Over four

million people tuned into the show's premiere on January 15, with HBO saying it is the second-largest premiere of its streaming era. At the beginning of the show, two

scientists on a talk show in 1968 discuss pandemics, and one warns that fungus is a larger threat to humans than viruses and bacteria. He explains that some fungus can alter human

minds the way it does to insects, like ants. The fungus in the show is based off the parasitic Cordyceps fungus, which mainly infects insects like ants and moths. Searching

for "Cordyceps" on Google also gives you a mushroom button. The infections on the show are inspired by carpenter ants who turn into zombies after being infected by the

Cordyceps parasite. Like carpenter ants, the characters on "The Last of Us," go through four stages of infection.