Take a break from trick or treating to celebrate Halloween with Google's festive interactive doodle. The doodle allows visitors to help a witch mix a potion in her cauldron, and every combination of ingredients unlocks a spooky mini game. It's the Internet equivalent of handing out candy.
216th Anniversary of the first-Ever Parachute Jump
Google creates an ode to adventurers everywhere by celebrating the 216th anniversary of André-Jacques Garnerin's historic Parachute landing, an event that still inspires people everywhere to jump out of perfectly good planes.
Google Doodles have become as beloved a tradition as the very birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays they celebrate. Today's celebrates the anniversary of Yosemite National Park in the company's home state of California. Ironically, this happens to be the same day Yosemite and all national parks are closed for the first time in 17 years for a government shutdown.
Google takes a break from celebrating other people's birthdays to celebrate their own. Their 15th birthday doodle features a picnic party complete with a giant cake and an interactive pinata. Be careful, though: like all of their interactive doodles, it's pretty addicting.
This Doodle celebrates Erwin Schrodinger, the brilliant physicist known best for his paradoxical experiment that involved a cat — both living and dead — inside a closed box. A triumph for the human mind, a sad day for the feline population.
Google honors pioneering DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin, who would would have been 93 to celebrate her legacy and with today's Google Doodle. It's an illustrated look at her greatest contribution to science: her famous Photo 51, which was the first real photograph of DNA. This Rosalind Franklin Doodle is not only a nod to a seriously badass female scientist, but also a reminder of how far we've advanced since the discovery of DNA's structure.
This Doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of sighting of a UFO over Roswell, New Mexico. Google has come up with an interactive game for extraterrestrial enthusiasts to dork out over, commemorating that fateful July night in 1947, when conspiracy theorists claimed that an alien landing occurred right outside their sleepy Southwestern town.
On July 3, 2013, German literary giant Franz Kafka turned 130 years old. To celebrate, Google illustrated a moment from one of his best known works, The Metamorphosis, in which a salesman is turned into a giant insect. Get the bug spray!