O'Reilly Auto Parts has been toying with the public since the late 2000's, and we love it. Every few years it seems the internet jumps into a virtual DeLorean and goes searching out a listing for a Flux Capacitor on the company's website.
By going to www.oreillyauto.com and typing 121G into the search, you will see an ad for the main component needed to build your own time-traveling car.
Sadly, the part is not actually for sale, but that doesn't mean people don't love it. In fact, every few years we love it all over again. According to Mark Merz, a spokesperson for O'Reilly says:
Every couple of years somebody rediscovers it, finds it funny and shares it online.
People around the world are in on the joke.
"Oh! Just what I needed to finish my home science project hipertemporoespacial at kinetic level. "
Oh! Justo lo que necesitaba para terminar mi proyecto casero de ciencia hipertemporoespacial a nivel kinético.— Aretegriego (@Aretegriego) March 7, 2018
" I thought that Emmet Brown Industries no longer manufactured this model..."
Pense que las industrias Emmet Brown ya no fabricaban este modelo...— DFRK (@DannyFRK) March 6, 2018
We don't know if there are other "easter eggs" hidden within the site. O'Reilly is keeping mum on the situation. According to Merz:
It's a fun, neat way to interface with our customers. There could be other things out there, but this is the one we'll talk about.
It still gets us too! Let's say we set our time navigation system to 2021 and meet back at O'Reilly.com.
H/T: USA Today