Google Does A SCRATCH Doodle For 2013 April Fool’s Day. Very Clever. Very Cute.
.by Anura Guruge
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Currently in Europe, definitely the U.K., where it is NOW April 1.
Will update to U.S. at midnight Eastern.
Will provide link to Google archive after April 1.
Google loves their April Fool’s jokes. I kind of had a hunch that they would do something special this year.
Though if you want to be pedantic, April 1, as does January 1, starts off in Australia (or thereabouts), MIDNIGHT GMT (UTC), i.e., London time, has always been the accepted start time for April Fool’s — given that GMT has ruled the roots, if not the meridian, for centuries past.
As Brit I am quite used to checking and using Google (U.K.), www.google.co.uk, and has a papal historian, http://www.google.it (Italy). So a few minutes ago I brought up Google UK. I was disappointed that there was NO visible doodle. Just for the heck of it I moved my cursor over the logo. The cursor turned from a pointer to a HAND. BINGO.
I moved the cursor. I saw a bit of BLUE appearing. It was SCRATCH doodle.
Brilliant. Amazing. Bravo. Kudos.
I think this is even better than the much loved Zamboni game.
So, just go to Google UK and move your cursor ABOVE the displayed Google logo. Wait till it changes … Then start scratching.
I was using Chrome. I haven’t tried it with another browser. I was too excited. I wanted to post.
I will go back and get more information.
Enjoy. This is great.