This year’s birthday Doodle is quite different than previous entries. Yes, indeed it’s animated, which is a first for a birthday logo. But the issue comes at the end of the animation.
As you arrive on Google’s homepage, you see a rectangular chocolate cake bearing Google’s name, along with 14 candles. Slowly, the chocolate cake is “eaten” away and the candles are compiled at the bottom of the screen, and what’s left is a tray spelling out Google’s letters in the usual combo of colors: blue, red, yellow, blue, green, red.
Except, there are a few pieces of the chocolate cake remaining on the tray and what results is an unintentional Rorschach test. Because those pieces of chocolate cake happen to spell out, more visibly, what appears to be “Poople” In brown.
Earlier, when Google entered its teenage, it marked its 13th birthday with a doodle that depicted the company logo with party hats placed on each letter of its logo and a cake with balloons and gifts around. The Internet giant Google was found by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998.
Here’s a look back at Google birthday Doodles through the years:
|Sept. 27, 2010|
|Sept. 27, 2008|
|Sept. 27, 2006|
|Sept. 27, 2005|
|Sept. 27, 2004|
|Sept. 27, 2003|
|Sept. 27, 2002|