Picture 1: A pregnant cactus
Picture 2: The mother cactus feeding her new baby
Picture 3: Mother and child cooking
Picture 4: Mother and child watching a bee pollinate a flower
Picture 5: Mom straightening the little guy's bowtie
Picture 6: The loving mom with her family
Picture 1: The father alone in a pot
Picture 2: The father combing his daughter's hair
Picture 3: Father and son playing with a balloon
Picture 4: The father sprinkling water on his children
Picture 5: Father and son shaving
Picture 6: The loving dad with his family
"The Doodle features a green background — an homage to the grass courts on which Wimbledon matches are played — and two animated tennis rackets playing a quick round. The Google letters form the audience, save for the letter L, which becomes the match's umpire.
"A bird tucked away on the top right corner is Rufus the Hawk, 'who dutifully shoos away any pigeons who land on the court during a match' according to Google."
(Source: http://time.com/4843436/google-doodle-w ... ip-tennis/)
Here's what Google has to say about its new Doodle:
"Long before we started looking to our screens for all the answers, Marshall McLuhan saw the internet coming — and predicted just how much impact it would have. A Canadian philosopher and professor who specialized in media theory, McLuhan came to prominence in the 1960s, just as TV was becoming part of everyday life. At the center of his thinking was the idea that society is shaped by technology and the way information is shared.
"Today’s Doodle, which celebrates the visionary’s 106th birthday, illustrates this theory by showing how McLuhan viewed human history. He saw it through the lens of 4 distinct eras: the acoustic age, the literary age, the print age, and the electronic age. His first major book, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), popularized the term 'global village' — the idea that technology brings people together and allows everyone the same access to information.
"In Understanding Media (1964), McLuhan further examined the transformative effects of technology and coined his famous phrase 'The medium is the message.' He believed that the way in which someone receives information is more influential than the information itself. Throughout the '60s and '70s, McLuhan made frequent TV appearances to share his theories with both followers and skeptics.
"Decades later, we honor the man whose prophetic vision of the 'computer as a research and communication instrument' has undeniably become a reality."
(Source: http://www.google.com/doodles/marshall- ... h-birthday)
Here's how Space.com described it: "Google is commemorating today's (Aug. 21) epic total solar eclipse with a special animated doodle showing the moon blotting out the sun — with the help of two playful aliens, who bounce Earth's nearest neighbor back and forth with their spacecraft." (Source: https://www.space.com/37887-google-dood ... -2017.html)
For more information about eclipses, read "Great American Eclipse 2017." Here's the link: https://www.google.com/doodles/great-am ... lipse-2017.
According to an article on the Internet: "Samuel Johnson published A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755 after 9 years of work. It was described as 'one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship,' and had a far-reaching effect on modern English. It was 'colossal' at nearly 18 inches tall! Johnson’s was the premier English dictionary until the publication of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later. (Source: http://www.google.com/doodles/samuel-jo ... h-birthday)
Here's the link to an article by Time, where you can read all about the games and watch a video about the doodles: http://time.com/4958762/google-doodle-b ... e-spinner/.
Update - 9/28/17: The spinner is no longer on Google's home page, but I found an article about the spinner that was just published by The Washington Post. It's called "Google birthday surprise spinner: Which is the greatest Google Doodle game ever?" In it, they list the top five games that they chose as being especially addictive or informative--or both--along with links to those games. There is also a link to the spinner and to several other games that were mentioned in the article. If you want to read the article, here's the link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/com ... 8210dfcd3a.
(Note: The spinner doesn't work on my tablet, but it does work on my laptop computer. I haven't tried it on a smartphone.)
According to an online article in the Mirror: “The doodle, … shows the Google logo made up of colourful paper circles - all except the second ‘g’ which is replaced by a blue sheet of paper. A hole puncher is seen punching two holes in the top of the sheet; the holes form eyes, and the paper performs a little jig as the confetti falls to the ground.”
(Source for quote: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/who-invent ... e-11515705. The jig is being done in slow motion in the article.)