What makes Google interesting and original is its Google Doodles. They are fun, spontaneous and creative. Typically, they are made to celebrate a holiday or to honor some significant person that left a mark in the society. The very first Google doodle was in honor of the Burning Man in 1998, and showed a stick figure behind the second “O” in the Google logo. Since then from simple images, the Google Doodle has become interactive, more creative and sophisticated and always manages to astonish the users. The Google team has created more than 1000 doodles around the world. There have been many incredible doodles, but we’ve chosen only the most innovative and the best Google doodles. Here is our list of top Google doodles!
On May 21 in 2010, Google released its first interactive doodle with a functioning Pac-Man game to celebrate the 30th anniversary to this popular game. This Google doodle allowed visitors to play a version of this game with 255 levels created with a maze in the shape of Google’s logo.
Freddie Mercury Doodle
This one is probably the best of all Google doodles. Google celebrated the 65-th birthday of the late singer of the band Queen, the iconic Freddie Mercury, with releasing a 100-second music clip which shows the performer at the piano playing their famous song “Don’t Stop Me Now”. Freddie Mercury Doodle was released on September 05, 2011.
Charlie Chaplin Doodle
On April 16th, 2011 Google paid tribute to the biggest star of the silent era film, Charlie Chaplin on his 122nd birthday. This was their first live action video doodle that showed a Chaplin-like actor reading a Google newspaper, interacting with a Google logo and drawing a Google doodle himself.
Jules Verne Doodle
On February 8th, 2011 the Google team celebrated the 183rd birthday of Jules Verne and they created very interesting Google doodle. Users could explore and plunge 20,000 leagues under the sea using the Google logo, which acted as a window to the sea.
Les Paul Doodle
On 9th June, 2011, Google released the Les Paul Doodle, in honor to his 96th birthday. The interactive guitar could play tunes and many budding musicians had fun playing and tried their best at creating some good music.
Stanislaw Lem Doodle
Stanislaw Lem Doodle can count as one of the best interactive Google doodles ever. On November 23rd, 2011 the company has released this doodle to honor the Polish science-fiction author Stanislaw Lem. This Google doodle is a puzzle and users can move through many levels in a story inspired by Lem’s book “The Cyberiad”.
John Lennon Doodle
On October 10th, 2010 Google released a Google doodle to mark the 70th birthday of the legendary John Lennon from the Beatles. This was their first animated video doodle, a 32 seconds clip of his popular song “Imagine”.
The Muppet’s Doodle
This is another very popular doodle, which was created to mark the 75th birthday of Jim Henson, who was a director and producer, but also the creator of the Muppet’s. The doodle appeared on September 24th, 2011 and featured six digital puppets, who responded to the mouse’s movement.
Earth Day Doodle
On April 22nd this year, Google celebrated Earth Day with an interactive and fun doodle that captures just a slice of nature’s wonders. Users could discover animals, control the weather, observe the seasons and watch the sky.
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