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Google celebrates 19th birthday with surprise spinner doodle

September 27, 2017
 

Giant search engine, Google, has turned 19 years old on September 26. To celebrate the day in its own style, Google has launched a special doodle spinner.

The doodle offers to take you to all the other doodle games Google has come up with in the past, including a new snake game and access to several older Doodle games like the cricket game, street views under water, breathing exercise and many more.

To try it yourself, try it on google.co.nz now and as the clock strikes midnight in your region, it will show up on Google’s home page.

Google wrote “ipon clicking today’s Doodle, we invite you to explore 19 surprises we’ve launched over the past 19 years – including our brand new Search Funbox: Snake Game! So give it a spin and thanks for celebrating with us!”

All one needs to do is to go to the homepage, click on the cheerfully vibrant doodle animation, which will in turn take you to some of the equally vibrant doodle games that will, most importantly, help you forget the track of time.

Founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998, while it traditionally marks its birthday on September 27 since 2006, the year before that it had celebrated its birthday on September 26.

The Google History

In 1997, one of Google’s co-founders, Larry Page, had just arrived at Stanford University to pursue his P.h.D in computer science. Of all the students on campus, Google’s other co-founder, Sergey Brin, was randomly assigned to show Page around. This chance encounter was the happy surprise that started it all.

From there, the two came together with a common goal in mind: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, a mantra that would go on to become Google’s mission statement. The two hunkered down in a garage – Google’s first office – and got to work.

Billions of searches later, perhaps the happiest happenstance has been how Google has grown throughout the past 19 years. Named for the number “googol” (a 1 followed by one hundred zeroes), Google inches closer to its namesake each year, currently serving more than 4.5 billion users in 160 countries speaking 123 languages worldwide. – Samaa

 
 
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