I love it when the Google Doodles do really fun mash-ups, and on today, the day of love, they’ve come up with a doozy. Not only is today Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the birthday of George Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel; certainly a place where a fair share of romance has been exercised.
The doodle is actually a fun little game of spin-the-wheel. There are two Ferris Wheels, and when you press the heart-shaped button, both spin until two of the riders are matched up. The riders are all anthropomorphized (and cute) animals, and based on each pairing we are presented with an cartoon as to how their date might go. Since there are 8 riders on each wheel, there should be 64 possible outcomes, so it’s possible to spend some time on this doodle. I haven’t watch them all yet, but I’m still pulling for the Octopus to find true love.
If you click through the magnifying glass symbol on the doodle, you’ll be taken to comprehensive biographical info on George Ferris, and learn all about this multi-talented civil engineer who invented the most romantic ride at every theme park in the world. Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Birthday to George Ferris!