Google shows Holiday Doodle for 2010

Today or for the next couple of days, when you visit Google search make sure to have a discreet look on the Google Doodle.

Google Doodle is the way Google is written on Google homepage, sometimes it’s just a multi-colored alphabets, sometimes some abstract drawings to celebrate or commemortae something. Wikipedia defines a Doodle as is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.

The reason is, Google has unveiled its most complex doodles ever on its home page this morning commemorating the holiday season.

The new artwork features 17 holiday images inspired by different countries around the globe such as Japan’s Mount Fuji, the Great Wall of China and the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa. My personal favorite is the snowy scene of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. And after clicking the picture, I was redirected to a page of search results on the famous Russian Orthodox church.

Just hovering your mouse pointer over each picture makes them pan out. Clicking on individual picture will take you to a search page, that puts more light on holiday tradition the picure represents. With pictures ranging from Sahara to Japan, the intelligently linked pages provide a good amount of information about the geographic regions depicted in the images. Like Clicking on the picture that shows a rolled festive dessert shown outside in a cold snowy night is Bûche de Noël is a traditional dessert served during the Christmas holidays in France, Belgium,Quebec, Lebanon, Vietnam, and several other Christian-populated francophone countries—and in the UK.

According to a a study published by Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodling helps a person's memory significantly. So while you indulge in doodling you will be doing a favor to your memory too. --------

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