6- Apollo 11 LandingBack on July 12, Google chose to
mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with one of its
doodles. A little bit difficult to discern, but if you look closely,
you will see that "Google" is spelled out in the pattern of the
craters on the lunar surface, with the L created by the footprints
leading to the Eagle landing.
7- Michael JacksonOn
August 29, on the 51st Birthday of Michael Jackson, this doodle was
created in memory of the famous Pop Star's recent passing.
admitted that their September postings of three related doodles
displaying UFOs and crop fields in its logo were designed to mark the
143rd birthday of author HG Wells birthday. However the cryptic reveal
of each new doodle was introduced purposely as a puzzle and over the
course of 16 days many of us had no idea what they actually meant. For
a complete explanation of the meaning behind each doodle, take a look
at Google's official blogpost.
28th marked the birthdate of Confusius which was celebrated with a
custom Google Doodle in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Taiwan, Czech
Republic, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, China and many more countries
around the world. In my research, I couldn't determine if it was ever
visible in the States? (Perhaps readers, you might know a source for this?)
10- Google's 11th AnniversaryPerhaps
most fitting to end this Top Ten list is to feature Google's tributes
of tributes - to Google itself!. In this instance, Google 'doodled'
itself on the eve of their 11th year anniversary. The search giant's
name appeared with an extra letter "L" on its home page, a modification
that did not escape the notice of the Internet. Within hours of the new
logo going live, "why is Google spelt wrong" and "why does Google have
two Ls" were two of the most popular search phrases on the Web.
For more on Google's 11th annivesary doodle, see my previous blog, "What the "L" Is Going On With Googlle."
If this post has tickled your fancy and you would like to learn more about Google's 100s of doodles, head over to their Google's Logo Page for a complete rundown over the years dating all the way back to its inception in 1998.
Now, if you would, please take a moment to take our "Top Ten Googles Doodles of 2009 POLL"
and let us know which Google doodle you favor the most. Or if we missed
your favorite, provide us that feedback in COMMENTS below.