This weekend, Americans of varying denominations gathered with friends and family to celebrate. Reciting from the haggadah, Jews congregated around the seder table to commemorate their ancestors’ passage from Egypt. Christians marked the death and resurrection of Jesus. And in a markedly newer observance,…
As the world continues to freak out over that (now former) Google employee’s offensive memo, Google went and did something cool for once. It made a good Doodle.
Today’s lovely Google Doodle celebrates the 101st birthday of inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr, who we have to thank for wifi. Thanks again, Hedy.
Today’s Google Doodle — in most of the world, at least — celebrates the 200th anniversary of George Boole’s birth. We all have a lot to thanks Boole for, as he created the mathematics that underpins the logical operations of computing.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 114th birthday of Japanese special effects director Eiji Tsubaraya, who was one of the co-creators of Godzilla and the main force behind Ultraman. In his honor, Google has ten minigames you can play aping all steps required to make the practical effects Tsubaraya was a master of.
Click on today’s Google Doodle that sits atop its search results — a little exploded drawing of the planet — and you’ll be taken to a list of results telling you all about Inge Lehmann. Google’s automated algorithm says it’s her 127th birthday today, although we suspect she’s dead. So that’s fact #1.
Today marks the 194th birthday of Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a pendulum to confirm the rotation of the Earth. Today's Google Doodle pays tribute.
Today marks the official 15th birthday of everyone's favorite startup search engine turned tech giant turned Big Brother. And even though many have had their gripes, it's hard not to look back at our Google-fueled time online with a sense of fondness. Because no matter where you might find yourself in life, you know…
Today marks the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident. To commemorate the milestone, Google has put together a fantastic black-and-white interactive doodle in which you have to help a crash-landed alien return home. It's quite possibly the best Google Doodle yet!
Today is the 66th anniversary of Roswell, whatever Roswell really was. But according to a festive Google Doodle, it was definitely an alien crash-landing. And also a point-and-click adventure. If you can spare a few minutes—you can spare a few minutes—it's worth investigating, with or without a crew of federal agents.…
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last year, but tomorrow would have been his 85th birthday. In his honor, Google has posted an animated Doodle running through some of Sendak's classic books.
Today, Google honors German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri (born May 31st, 1852), the scientist credited with the invention of the Petri dish – a ubiquitous research tool particularly suited to raising cell cultures and revealing how gross-and/or-fascinating the world is, generally.
Today would have been legendary graphic designer Saul Bass' 93rd birthday. As a tribute, Google has transformed their doodle into an amazing collection of Bas- inspired movie titles and posters, and it's gorgeous.
This morning Google blessed bored office drones around the world with another playable doodle that celebrates Frank Zamboni's 112th birthday. The game has players guiding the iconic ice resurfacing machine he invented back in 1949 across a rink, as more and more skaters mar its surface between rounds. It's no Grand…
It's about time Google Doodles doodled the doodle king. Bob Ross, whose palette and afro invaded our living rooms for decades of insta-nature art adventures, graces the search giant's home page today.
Winsor McCay's Little Nemo was an iconic comic strip first drawn in 1905. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the cartoon in an animated strip which sees Little Nemo embark on an adventure through Google-Land.
Google Doodles are the Cracker Jack prizes of the Internet, the digital back of the cereal box, a quirk that humanize the giant search company. And it's funny because the Doodles themselves exist in a sort of mysterious world—they pop up one day and then disappear. Very few people know about the process of creating…
You might not be good enough to compete at the Olympics, but if you're reading this blog, you're probably adept when it comes to button tapping. So, make the best use of your skill set by playing Google's new Olympics doodle, called Hurdles 2012. Left and right arrow keys to run, space bar to jump... and goodbye to a…
The Curiosity landed safely on Mars today, marking a historic day for space exploration. But did you catch the rover in the background of today's Google doodle? We didn't either until a tipster pointed it out to us.