A Valentine’s Greeting From Google

It’s that time of the year again where you will find young boys visiting various flower shops just so they can purchase the best flowers to give to the girl that they are courting. At the same time working ladies find bouquets of roses being delivered on their table inside their cubicles or office. Valentine’s remains to be one of the most celebrated holidays across the globe and in fact was not necessarily a day for lovers but the feast of Saint Valentine where legends say that he was imprisoned because he was performing weddings for soldiers who back at his time were disallowed to wed.

A Valentine’s Greeting From Google

Today, we can see that Google once again designed a spectacular graphics which shows two figures of couples that represent the letters “O” in the word Google respectively, while the heart represents the letter “G”. By clicking on the heart at the center of the design, the graphics will change into a chopping board where different ingredients are presented. On the other side, there’s a heart-shaped chocolate case and it’s up to you on which combination of ingredients you want to combine.

A Valentine’s Greeting From Google

Once the three circular white objects have been given flavor, the graphics will change back to the default Valentine Google Doodle except that the man figure in the doodle is now handing over the heart-shaped Valentine chocolate box containing the chocolates. Google never cease to design a remarkable graphic for each special occasion.

A Valentine’s Greeting From Google

 

A Valentine’s Greeting From Google

Google Doodle: Happy 82nd Birthday Dian Fossey!

Dian Fossey was an American zoologist who dedicated her life into studying primates; gorillas in particular. She worked hard in studying the primates for 18 years that she would observe them on a daily basis and take note of every behavior of the primates that got her attention. Though the main reason she got herself into studying them was the encouragement of a famous anthropologist under the name of Louis Leakey.

She wrote her experience and researched for those years she stayed in the mountain forest of Rwanda and then published a book under the title of “Gorillas in the Mist” in the year 1983. She was also regarded as one of the most important figures in the field of zoology, along with two more famous researchers namely; Jane Goodall and BiruteGaldikas. Together, they are known as the Trimates; each on specializing in one particular primate.

Dian Fossey was born in San Francisco, California and ever since she was a child, she was fond of animals. She got her initial education in Lowell High School then took a business course in the College of Marin. She eventually took a pre-veterinary course in Biology at the University of California, in Davis. Unfortunately, in late December of the year 1985, her body was found murdered inside her room, approximately two meters or seven feet away from a hole that her assailants had probably cut in the wall of the cabin.

After her death, the Fossey’s Digit Fund in the United States was then renamed as the Dian Gorilla Fund International.  And today, Google commemorates Dian Fossey’s birthday with this Google Doodle which displays an image of gorillas living in the mountain forests.

Google Doodle: Happy 82nd Birthday Dian Fossey!

“Happy 82nd Birthday Dian Fossey!”

Google Doodle: Hermann Rorschack’s 129th Birthday

Today, Google commemorates one of history’s known personality; Hermann Rorschack’s 129th birthday through another creative Google Doodle. For those who are unable to understand the Doodle, it is called the Rorschack Inkblot Test which is one of the most controversial psychology test ever developed in history.

“Happy 129th Birthday Hermann Rorschack!”

The method behind this is that the subject and the tester sit right next to each other at a table, with the one conducting the test a bit behind the subject. The rationale behind this is so that the tester is able to create a relaxed but controlled atmosphere. The subject will then be shown five black inked inkblots, two that are black and red and three that are multi-colored on an 18×24 white card. These inkblots have almost perfect bilateral symmetry meaning that if you put it in front of a mirror, the image does not change at all in respect to shape. As the subject examines every inkblot presented to him or her, the tester records all the subject’s responses and then cross-references those responses to tabulation and scoring sheet.

The main idea behind the test is to get information about cognition and personality factors such as motivation, personal interpretations or perceptions and many more.

And this method is invented by Rorschack who was born on the 8th of November in the year 1884. He was a Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who was born in Zurich and who spent his childhood in Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. Since he was a child, he was fond of klecksography which is the art of making inkblot images which eventually became his life’s work.

By July of 1914, he became an assistant director in the regional psychiatric hospital in Herisau, Switzerland. He eventually wrote his book Psychodiagnostik which was the basis for his inkblot test in the year 1921. Unfortunately, he died a year after writing his book at the age of 37 on the 1st of April in the year 1922 due to perotinitis, caused by a ruptured appendix.  Though a lot are skeptical of his inkblot technique, he still remains as one of the world’s most renown psychoanalysts

Happy Halloween from Google

It’s that time of the year again when people across the globe celebrate the feast of All Hallow’s Eve or what’s commonly known as Halloween. It’s basically a Christianized celebration based on Celtic harvest festivals with the possibility of having Gaelic Samhain origin. However, a lot of people claim that the celebration didn’t have any connections to Samhain and was purely Christian in origin.

“Happy Halloween!”

This day is dedicated to remember those who are already dead a well as the saints and martyrs of history, along with all those faithful departed believers. These days, people celebrate it by donning different frightening costumes such as zombies, skeletons, fairies, witches and many more. Houses and office places are decorated with pumpkins carved with a scary face. But perhaps one of the most popular practices done would be trick or treating people.

Children wear Halloween costumes and then roam around the neighborhood, visiting houses asking people the question “Trick or Treat?”  And the catch was that if the children are not given any treats such as candies and or any similar goodies, they will play a prank on the homeowners. This however is under their discretion though ages back, pranks can potentially hurt those who don’t give the spirits of mischief treats.

Trick or Treat?

Today, Google commemorates this event by making a doodle of a hag who seems to be pouring over a book with the word Google on it. Clicking the image will then animate the witch into flipping pages then eventually start brewing a wicked spell. You will then see four icons; a bone, a skull, a flask and an apple. Clicking on the images hurls the ingredients to the basin however; you can only combine two ingredients. Doing so will then show you different scenarios such as ghosts soaring within a house then out into the full moon, pumpkins lighting up to show horrendous faces while a silhouette of a mouse jumps on each one. There’s also a scene wherein the field of vision is limited to just a peep hole that you can move until you catch a glimpse of a green ghost. There are other fun combinations and as always, Google never fails to create a unique and interesting design to celebrate such a day.

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!

Google is celebrating its 15th anniversary and they are offering users the opportunity to enjoy this event by allowing them to go back in time and see how Google originally appeared.

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!

As you can see from the image above, there Google was simple. There were no advertisements showing on the right hand side of the page. The old Google also does not offer any other options like videos, images and or news. It only has the search results and nothing more. If you are also going to take notice, Google still has its exclamation mark at the end of the word “Google” as compared to how Google appears today.

It was originally launched by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the year 1998, both who were doctoral students in Stanford University with Page now the CEO of Google and Brin working on one of their latest projects which is the Google Glass smartglasses. It is amazing to think that Google has come a long way from being a simple search engine back in the day and now being YouTube’s owner, and a company which manufactures smartphones, tablets and many more.

In addition to giving users the chance to see how Google originally looked like, today’s Google Doodle allows you to play a game. Just click on the image and then press the space bar or right click your mouse to try to hit the star. Whenever the star gets hit, there will be candies coming out of it. You only have a couple of tries and you have to get a lot of candies during those tries and once you exhaust your turns, you will see your score.

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!

Happy 15th Anniversary Google!