H.G. Wells: The Reason Behind Google's Alien Doodles
Article by George Norman
On 21 Sep 2009
This whole month we’ve seen Google display alien-inspired doodles on its homepage – like the one from September 5th, the one from September 15th and the one from September 21st (that’s today). The alien part alone was enough to spur interest into why Google was doing this and even generate some interesting theories. And the fact that Google snuck some clues to the world helped.

For example, the September 5th Google released a coded tweet alongside the doodle. The tweet said 1.12.12 25.15.21.18 15 1.18.5 2.5.12.15.14.7 20.15 21.19 – which translated to “All your O are belong to us”. Ten days later Google posted a second alien inspired doodle and along with it tweeted this: 51.327629, -0.5616088. These are the coordinates to an English town called Horsell. In H.G. Wells; War of the World, the aliens land in a town called Horsell. Coincidence? I think not!

Advertising

The Mountain View-based search engine giant has today acknowledged the fact that all the doodled are no coincidence – they were posted in preparation of H.G Well’s anniversary. Web Design Lead with Google, Micheal Lopez, comments: “we're finally acknowledging the reason for the doodles with an official nod to Herbert George [Wells], who would be 143 years old today. Inspiration for innovation in technology and design can come from lots of places; we wanted to celebrate H.G. Wells as an author who encouraged fantastical thinking about what is possible, on this planet and beyond. And maybe have some fun while we were doing it.”

English author Herbert George Wells was born on the 21st of September 1866 and died on the 13th of August 1946, at age 79. His science fiction books earned him the title of “The Father of Science Fiction” – Jules Verne is also refered to as “The Father of Science Fiction”, but today isn’t his birthday, now is it? H.G. Well’s most notable works are: The Time Machine, The First Men in the Moon, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Shape of Things to Come.

September 5th Google doodle



September 15th Google doodle



September 21st Google doodle





Tags: Google, Alien, Doodle, H.G. Wells
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
H.G. Wells: The Reason Behind Google's Alien Doodles
HTML Linking Code