Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Google Doodle is an artistic version of the Google logo. Google Doodles represent events like holidays, anniversaries, or current events. Some of the doodles were limited to Google's country specific home pages while others appeared globally. January 9 The 150th anniversary of London Underground coincided with a Doodle based on the Tube map. January 16 Google celebrated the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni with an interactive doodle that allowed the player to ride a zamboni to clean an ice rink. January 26 Google celebrated India's 64th Republic Day, which marks the anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of India. The doodle featured an image of India's national animal; tiger, which appears to be glaring at you, while India Gate appears at the lower left corner. The name "Google" is featured as stripes on the tiger's body. Australia Day was also celebrated on January 26 with a Google doodle consisting of a night scene with gum trees and stars. The second "g" in Google was formed by a kangaroo with a joey in the pouch waving the national flag. February 4 Google paid tribute to the Canadian penny being withdrawn from circulation. The doodle featured the Google logo coloured entirely in copper, with the first "O" being replaced by a rotating penny. Google also celebrated Sri Lanka's Independence Day with a doodle that features the Google logo with some colors of the Flag of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka's lion interpolated with the first G. February 6 Google celebrated the 100th birthday of Mary Leakey, a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized links between apes and humans, in Africa. The doodle featured Leakey working at an excavation site marked with footprints, where she is surrounded by archaeological tools like brush, leaf-and-square and trowel, and two dogs playing around the site. February 8 Google India celebrated 72nd birthday of Jagjit Singh, a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. The doodle featured Jagjit, with his hands on the harmonium, as the logo appears partly hidden behind him. February 14 Google celebrated Valentine's Day and also the 154th birthday of an American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. in a single doodle. The doodle was interactive, with a heart shape button in the middle, which when clicked, rotates the two ferris at both of its side. February 15 A doodle celebrating the fly-by of asteroid 2012 DA14 was withdrawn after a meteor injured more than 1000 people in Russia, although the two events are probably unrelated. February 19 Google celebrated the 540th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus with an animated doodle of Copernicus's model of the solar system. February 22 Google UK celebrated the 88th birthday of Edward Gorey with a series of drawings in his distinct style.