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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with an animated chocolate cake Doodle

By Saima Siddiqui 
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California: Search engine giant, Google, has turned 23 this Monday and to celebrate its birthday the tech team has put up an animated chocolate cake Doodle – with a number ’23’ on top of the cake – on its homepage.

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A quick visit to the Google homepage will take you to the doodle, which features a chocolate cake covered with chocolate frosting and rainbow-coloured sprinkles. The candle of the cake substitutes for the letter ‘L’ in Google. The cake becomes animated and takes off its top layer to bow in gratitude. Take a look at the doodle here.

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Even though, the Google was founded on September 4, 1998, its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin chose to celebrate its official birthday on September 27, since that was the iconic day that they announced the record number of pages that the company was indexing.

Google, is now one of the best-known search engines across the world helmed by Indian-origin CEO Sundar Pichai. Interestingly, Google is offering special deals and discounts to customers in some European countries as a part of their 23rd birthday celebrations.

The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, to a month before Google was founded. The tradition of making Google-doodles started as early as August 1998, with the first one featuring the Burning Man event in Black Rock City, Nevada. Since then, the Google doodle has become an iconic way of celebrating any event or happening across the world. Recently, Google had honoured Japanese chemist and researcher Michiyo Tsujimura for her in-depth study into the health benefits of green tea.

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