As Google turns 15, it is celebrating with an animated doodle and an Easter Egg that takes us back to its birth in 1998. Simply google google in 1998 to see the page as it looked then.

The 1998 page is fully-functional, but the time travel doesn’t last long: any search conducted on the page is carried out using today’s index and with the results returned in today’s design … 


The doodle is a simple animated game played with the space-bar.


Google has a team of staff who create the doodles, which google has described as “10 seconds of homepage happiness.”

Google has recently been testing a new homepage design with flatter logo and no black bar.

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