A Google doodle to mark the occasion

January 9, 2013

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the first underground journey taken between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway.

The occasion has been marked by US Internet giant Google with a homepage doodle.

google_2446812cThe concept of the doodle was born in 1998 when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. They placed a simple stick figure behind the 2nd “o” in the word, Google. the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office.” Over time, the demand for doodles has increase, as to has their complexity.

Here’s a few of our favourites;

Thomas Edison

edisonLes Paulles paul

Jim Henson jim henson

 

Richard Trevithicktrevithick11-hp

 

What are your favourites?

 

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