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Know About Google's Birthday Special Doodle As It Turns 20

| September 27 , 2018 , 18:06 IST

Google turned 20 this Thursday. The World’s largest search engine portal and advertising agency celebrated it’s 20th birthday by  a birthday special doodle features a video depicting interesting searches through the years - from round the globe about holidays, events, achievements and people to the best dance moves, food to eat, planets languages and much more.

Over the years it changed drastically - going from being a simple search engine to a global tech titan and offering searches in more than 150 languages in over 190 countries - though there has been one thing that has remained constant from the initial years: the homepage doodle.

Thursday's video doodle took a stroll down the memory lane exploring popular searches all over the world throughout the last two decades - whether it be the status of your favourite object orbiting the sun, the latest on the world's biggest events, or the meaning of love.

Although more than 2,000 doodles have decorated the homepage of the most loved search engine, Google has kept its site looking fresh by creating different variations of its logo, inspired by cultural icons, events and phenomena such as Pac-Man, the birth of hip-hop and more.

Its first Doodle was created before the company was even incorporated. A few days before its official launch, the Burning Man-inspired logo was put on the homepage.

It had taken two years for Google doodle to get animated. On October 31, 2000, the first Doodle with motion graphics arrived to celebrate Halloween. The O's in the logo were replaced by tiny jack-o'-lanterns, and a spider dangled between the 'L' and 'E'.

On November 13, 2009, it celebrated the discovery of water on Moon, on August 11, 2017, it celebrated 44 years of the birth of Hip-Hop. Going country specific, it has over the years celebrated national and cultural icons.

In 2018, Google made its first VR Doodle celebrating the life of Georges Melies, an early film pioneer. It was a 360-degree experience that did not need a VR headset to enjoy. It was nominated for an Emmy in 2018.