Today’s Google Doodle: Crop CirclesCategory: Computers
Last September 5, Google has in its homepage a doodle of an UFO beaming over the letter O of the Google logo. When clicked, the doodle directs you to the search results page for the phrase “unexplained phenomenon“.
Google did not expose the reason behind that mysterious doodle but I have gathered some possible explanations.
Today, another doodle appeared with a UFO hovering over crop circles formed from a corn field.
When clicked, the doodle directs you to the search results page for the phrase “crop circles”. The file name for the doodle is goog_e.gif. Yes, that’s Google without an “l”.
A crop circle is a pattern created by the flattening of crops such as corn and wheat. The design is usually circle hence the name. There are various explanations on the formation of crop circles which range from elaborate man-made hoax to alien creation to tornado.
At Google’s twitter account, it has this tweet:
The link is a picture of the doodle while the numbers represent the coordinates for the village of Horsell Common near Woking at Surrey, UK. The town is the setting for the first martian landing in the book War of the Worlds of science fiction author H.G. Wells.
It is speculated that the unexplained phenomenon doodle and this crop circle doodle are related and that there will be a third doodle on September 21, H.G. Wells birthday. This means that a tribute for the best science fiction writer of all time is in the works.
This remains to be seen. Until then.
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