Contact Us

Unzip Google With Latest Creative Doodle

Google Doodle for Gideon Sundback
Google

Today marks the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundback, a Swedish engineer who helped create the modern zipper. As a way to commemorate the event, Google has replaced its normal homepage with a seriously nifty doodle of a large interactive zipper. Go ahead and pull. You know you want to.

Just head to Google.com, grab the zipper’s pull tab with your cursor and pull down slowly. Doing so reveals a results page with tons of information on Sundback’s contribution to pants.

Strictly speaking, Sundback wasn’t the first to dream up the zipper, but he did make important refinements to a 1893 “clasp locker” design, which led to the zippers we use today. In 1917, Sundback patented what he called the “separable fastener” and the modern zipper was born.

But where did the name “zipper” itself come from? In 1923, B.F. Goodrich began selling galoshes which featured the fastener, and he coined the term for the distinctive sound that zippers make.

We dare you to not spend several minutes zipping and unzipping the Google homepage today.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!