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Google’s 25th birthday: See special Google Doodle, plus other Easter eggs


It’s Google’s 25th birthday, and the company is pulling out all the stops.

First incorporated in 1998, Google turns a quarter of a century on Wednesday, and some of its products including search, hum to search and translate will have special Easter eggs marking the birthday.

To find them, simply search, hum or translate “happy birthday” on Google’s products Wednesday, and confetti will rain down across Google’s screen.

Google has also created a special Google Doodle for its birthday, the temporary alteration of Google’s regular logo that the search engine does for different holidays, events or to honor notable individuals.

The birthday Google Doodle honors Google’s logo evolution, from the first-ever logo to its current iteration, with a special 25th birthday logo at the end.

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When is Google’s birthday?

Google was incorporated Sept. 4, 1998, but the company began celebrating its anniversary on Sept. 27 in 2005 after an announcement that it was shifting away from how pages it had indexed.

What was the first Google Doodle?

The first Google Doodle came not long after Google. It was simple – a stick man over the search engine’s logo in 1998 when co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin took time off to attend Burning Man Festival.

Since then, there have been more than 5,000 unique Google Doodles created, from Valentine’s Day to the anniversary of the ice cream sundae in 2011. Now, a team of engineers and illustrators, called doodlers, are responsible for the various Google Doodles.

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