Who's ready for some tears? Oh, good!
Every year, Google holds an annual "Doodle 4 Google" contest, in which they ask students (from kindergarten through grade 12) to submit drawings based on a specific theme. This year's theme was "My Best Day Ever," and it's hard to imagine one more deserving of that title than this.
Today marks the 46th anniversary of 'Star Trek,' and Google is commemorating it with a pretty awesome playable Google Doodle adventure. The tale takes players to three separate locations and offers a very quick tip of the hat to the Gorn Cannon scene from the 'Arena' episode. What? You didn't know that? Congratulations for having friends in high school! Here's a guide to today's Google Doodle.
After disappearing over the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago, pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart has finally been found on Google's homepage. The search engine honored the pilot with a nifty Doodle today on what would have been her 115th birthday.
Thanks to the rising cost of real estate, the advent of color TV, video rentals and other factors, drive-in movie theaters are few and far between these days. But Google is honoring the 79th anniversary of drive-ins with a cool doodle that evokes their heyday in the 1950s.
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.
The folks over at Google never miss an opportunity to add some sort of clever Easter egg or doodle to their homepage. So it comes as no surprise that in honor of Valentine's Day, Google made a heartwarming short cartoon doodle to remind us that we're single.
To celebrate the 144th anniversary of pioneering scientist Marie Curie's birth, Google dedicated its latest creative doodle to her -- giving the famed researcher a spot among other great "doodled" minds like Thomas Edison, "father of genetics" Gregor Mendel and "Vitamin C" scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi.
Several Google employees recently swapped their laptops for carving knives and spent the day whittling six enormous pumpkins with the letters of the search engine's name.
The result? The Halloween Google Doodle, of course.
Friday's Google Doodle should delight not just Disney fans, but anyone with an interest in graphic design.
As an early animator and concept artist for Disney, the late Mary Blair provided the look of Disney classics like 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Cinderella' and 'Peter Pan.'
Visit the Google homepage today and you might recognize a familiar face: Gumby is in the Google Doodle spotlight. The doodle, which commemorates the 90th birthday of late Gumby creator Art Clokey (he passed in January 2010), is also animated -- clicking on the colored balls of clay reveals the whole Gumby gang, including Pokey the horse and the Blockheads.