03 February 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

A Doodle for Google


Google Doodles are the google logo made into fun images to celebrate anniversaries, lives of famous people like pioneers, scientists or artists, and special events taking place around the world.

The google doodle began in 1998 when the co-founders of google placed a stick-man on their logo to indicate they were attending a festival in Nevada USA. The first doodle was very simple and the idea of placing a doodle on the google logo to celebrate notable events was born.

In the year 2000 the owners asked their chief webmaster to place a doodle on the log to celebrate Bastille Day in France – this logo was much appreciated by users that they decided to make this a permanent feature on their homepage. Nowadays events vary from Charles Adams 100th birthday to Grandparents day. Lee Paul the American Jazz and Country guitarist had a google doodle of a guitar and if you place the cursor over the strings you can even play the doodle guitar.

The doodle team has created over 300 doodles for Google.com in the United States and over 700 have been designed internationally.


  • Do you like to 'doodle'?

  • Are you an artist?

  • Is Google bigger than Apple?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Doodle A design, figure, or the like, made by idle scribbling He doodled during the whole lecture. Listen
Co-Founders   A person who founds or establishes something with another. He was the co-founder of this business Listen
Drawing   A sketch, plan, or design, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon He was drawing he face for two hours Listen
Style A particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting They do these things in a grand style. Listen
Printing   The art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates The book had a first printing of 10,000. Listen
Sculpture   A 3-dimensional art work, traditionally mainly made of stone or wood Michelangelo's David Listen
Scientist An expert in science, esp. one of the physical or natural sciences My dad is a scientist. Listen
Webmaster A person who designs or maintains a Web site. He was the webmaster for google Listen
Strings   A narrow strip of flexible material, as cloth or leather, for tying parts together The strings of a guitar Listen

Grammar Structures:

Click here to learn about 'to bring'

Click here to read a post about the use of 'anymore'


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