July 12, 2017
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Our Top 5 Google Doodles

It was in August 30, 1998 when Google first introduced its doodles to the World Wide Web. To notify the users of their absence during the Burning Man festival, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin released a Google homepage design with a Burning Man figure behind the letter “o”. It marked the beginning of a longstanding tradition, now handled by Google’s resident doodlers.

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If you’re just like us who giddily await Google’s next legendary doodle, you’re in the right page. Below, we present our top 5 Google Doodles. See if your favorite made our list!

Oskar Fischinger

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Google Doodle paid tribute to the German-American abstract animator and painter Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger. He is best known for his musical animations that were created even way before CGI existed. The interactive Google Doodle gave users the chance to experience Oskar’s art by making their own musical melodies.

Pacman

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The Pacman Doodle is Google’s first interactive doodle. It ran during Pacman’s 30th anniversary celebration which took place in May 2010. What’s notable about this doodle is it allows the user to play two characters–Ms. Pacman gets unlocked if you press the “insert coin” button twice. Because of the overwhelmingly positive reception, Google decided to release a permanent Google Pacman site after the doodle was discontinued on the last week of May.

London 2012 Olympics

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Google definitely upped the ante during this much-awaited event when they released a different doodle for every day of the Olympics. Out of the 17 doodles, four are interactive–which are still accessible up to this day.

Robert Moog

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If you’re a fan of 60s-80s music, you’ve probably heard the Moog synthesizer playing in the background. Famous acts such as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder heavily utilized Dr. Robert Moog’s invention; which is why on his 78th birthday in May 23, 2012, users had the chance to play with the Moog Synthesizer in the Google homepage.

Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday

If there’s one diva who’s worth celebrating, it’s none other than the Queen singer himself. On September 5, 2011, Google commemorated what could have been the flamboyant performer’s 65th birthday with an equally colorful animated music video of his band’s 1978 hit, Don’t Stop Me Now. The video is immortalized in YouTube, where music lovers and hardcore fans alike can look back on the glory days of rock music.

 

Do you have your own list of your favorite Google Doodles? Let us know below!