GOOGLE was created in a garage by two students and is now the world’s most used search engine.
Its creators are celebrating the phenomenon’s 19th birthday with a series of surprises for users. Here’s all you need to know.
How is Google celebrating its 19th birthday?
In 1997 Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, met at Stanford University and decided to come up with a system to organise the world’s information.
Setting up office in a garage they got to work.
The search engine is now has 4.5billion users in 160 countries.
Its birthday will be celebrated with a fun search spinner Google Doodle that will link to 19 surprises the search engine has launched over the years – as well as the new snake game.
How can you play the Google snake game?
As part of its birthday celebrations the search engine is launching a version of the classic game snake.
The game will be available through its birthday surprise spinner.
The spinner will be shown as a Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage.
What is a Google Doodle?
In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second ‘o’ of Google as a message to that they were out of office at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born.
The company decided that they should decorate the logo to mark cultural moments and it soon became clear that users really enjoyed the change to the Google homepage.
In that same year, a turkey was added to Thanksgiving and two pumpkins appeared as the ‘o’s for Halloween the following year.
Now, there is a full team of doodlers, illustrators, graphic designers, animators and classically trained artists who help create what you see on those days.
This week a Google Doodle also celebrated the 2017 Autumn Equinox, which marked the official ending of summer and the coming of autumn.