Today, September 27, 2012 Google has demonstrated a Doodle on its homepage as it is the search engine's 14th birthday. The animated Doodle depicts a chocolate cake with 14 candles and the Google logo on it. Later, the cake is covered by the colors of Google and the candles rearrange themselves to mark the number 14.
There has always been a debate about the birthday of Google. Till 2005, the search engine giant celebrated its birthday on September 7, three days later when it filed for incorporation on September 4, 1998. However, since then it changed the date to September 27.
Interestingly, while the visitors click on the Google's 14th birthday Doodle, it redirects them to the search results page listing its products rather than information about the Doodle.
In 2011, when Google turned 13, Google doodled for itself a photograph that showed Google's 13th birthday celebrations. It had a cake on a table with 13 candles on it, and Google logo sat around the table in party hats while gifts and balloons were added to the celebrations.
Happy Birthday Google!
More Google Doodles
Have a look at Google Birthday Doodles Since 2002, when they posted their first Birthday Doodle on turning 4.