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Google's doodle to celebrate 21 th birthday

The Doodle of 21 Google's birthday

Today, 27 September 2019, and the 21 Google's birthday.

Actually, Google's anniversary is celebrated on 27 September for not very clear reasons. And the date of the birthday has always been the subject of discussions. It seems that the well-known search engine was born on September 4th of 1998. Google itself admits to have celebrated the birthday in the past on different dates and only from 2005 the date appears to be made official at 27 September.

Actually the domain had already been registered a year before, the 15 September of 1997.

Some argue that the decision to celebrate 27 September has to do with a post published in 2005 on the official Google blog in which what would become the world's largest search engine claimed to have made its index a thousand times greater, in response to Yahoo !, which said it had surpassed Google's index (but the post in question is dated 26 September).

Google supports that 21 years ago, the 27 September, Google's “dad” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, published an article on the launch of a “large-scale search engine” prototype

Where Google was born

Google was born in a dorm room in Stanford. His “dads”, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were at the time two doctoral students.

The two had met at Stanford. Larry was a freshman and Sergey, older, had been commissioned to show him the campus.

21 Google's birthday, why yes thus calls the search engine

Google, at the beginning, was not called “Google”. The first name chosen by the two founders was Backrub. Larry and Sergey had already thought of it in 1996, even before making their idea concrete. It was an algorithm that gave the votes to the links, whether positive or negative. In short, he indexed them. And it was used inside the university. Today Google is operating all over the world 100 languages, responding to trillions of search queries every year.

“We chose the name of our system, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol or 10100 and fits perfectly with our goal of building large-scale search engines “, said Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

The legend actually says that the word “Google” was a error of spelling during the registration of the domain. Originally it was to be called its own “Googol”, which is the term used in mathematics to indicate a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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The Google logo

Primary colors were used for the colors of the Google logo letters. Since October 2008 the first G is blue, the red O, the second yellow O, the second G again blue and the yellow E. The penultimate letter, L, is green, perhaps a way to make it clear that society thinks differently and does not follow the rules.

Google's style has always remained minimal, with a white background. The first G has always been capitalized. What has changed slightly over the years is the font some letters.

I Google Doodle : what are they

I Doodle are modified versions of the logo that are displayed on Google's home page during special events and holidays or anniversaries; for example the beginning of spring, Christmas, Halloween, the beginning of European or world or anniversaries of important personalities, such as great scientists or artists, or of inventions and scientific discoveries.

Often it is not just a simple stylistic change and Doodle is also associated with a mini-game, usable by users until normal graphics are restored .

I Doodle may be the same all over the world or may be different depending on the events in the various countries.

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Here the Google Doodle archive.

The curiosities about Google

You can change the language on Google. In addition to the most common, among the possible selectable languages ​​there are also Latin and Klingon, the language of Star Trek.

If you type in the search bar do a barrel roll , the search page will run of 360 °. Try it, it's fun!

Writing instead answer to life, the universe and everything “, or the original version of the response to the fundamental question about life, the universe and everything , the system automatically returns to the calculator and will give as a result 42 ; in the same way, looking loneliest number the result will be 1 (the reference is to the song One by Harry Nilsson, famous for the verse “One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do”.

For the 25 years of the anniversary of the famous TV series Friends Google is you amused to create hearts Easter eggs. To find out what they are you just need to type in the search bar one of the protagonists' names (Chandler Bing, Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay, Monica Geller) and click on the image next to the name. In the case of Chandler Bing it is a chair.

Try to follow the same procedure by typing Thanos in the search bar. Click on the hand but don't be afraid of what happens!

If you want to discover other curious Google Easter eggs, read here: All the tricks hidden on the Google home page

The well-known search engine never ceases to amaze us. Good 21 birthday, Google!


Born on Sunday, the first day of summer of 1992. Lucana. Practicing journalist from 2018. Student of the journalism school of Urbino. Passionate about photography, books, travel.


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