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Google celebrates its 19th birthday with 19 famous doodle games

And on its 19th birthday today, Google spun another surprise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Google on 19th birthday
Google on 19th birthday

Want to know 99 ways to impress your crush, dying to make that delicious chocolate cake or anxious to learn whether that nagging headache is something serious?

Just it, of course. For 19 years, the search engine has been the answer to all our queries, from the most random to the most meaningful.

And on its 19th birthday today, Google, which made the 'doodle' famous and part of all our online lives, spun another surprise.

Its special doodle to mark the day features a spinning wheel to explore 19 surprises launched over 19 years in a simple and fun way through games such as tic-tac-toe and With every spin of the wheel, the player gets to play the best of Google's Doodle games.

Over the 19 years, has progressed beyond just providing search results.

Apart from producing its own hardware and software, it has delved into areas like self-driving cars, synthetic intelligence & gadget mastering and analytics.

Google is named after the "Googol", which is basically the number 1 followed by a hundred zeroes.

The search giant, which was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, currently serves 4.6 billion users across 160 countries - searching for things in 123 different languages.

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 14:57 IST