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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Google’s "Unexplained Phenomenon" Logo

The Google US homepage and other local Google homepages are currently showing a UFO logo doodle (the flying saucer shown seems to kidnap the a letter from the logo). In the US, the search query linked from the logo is unexplained phenomenon. Does anyone know if there’s a special story behind this logo appearing today?

[Thanks Moses and DeSalvionjr!]

Update: WebSonic points to the following info from Wikipedia:

On September 5th, 2009, Google tweeted out “1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19”, a cipher for “all your ’O’ are belong to us”. The cipher was based on a straight alpha-numeric transliteration, wherein 1=a, 2=b, 3=c, etc., Google coincided this tweet with a homepage graphic in which a UFO is abducting the second ’O’ in Google.

[Thanks WebSonic!]


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