Happy Birthday, Google!

Google is celebrating their 14th birthday. Can you believe it? Google is old enough to be a freshman in high school. Microsoft is actually old enough to be Google’s dad, so there you go. Now the exact birthday of Google also depends on who you ask. They filed for incorporation on September 7th, but they’ve shifted the date around over the years. The 10 year anniversary was marked with an entire month of celebration. Google claims their birthday is “whenever they feel like eating cake.”

This year’s celebratory doodle has an animation of chocolate cake with candles that gets nibbled to form the Google logo. You can sneak a peak at Google Japan or wait for the animation to work its way to the 27th in your time zone.

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