Google's Unexplained Phenomenon Doodle Explained by Zero Wing
Yesterday the Google world was all a twitter about Google's unexplained phenomenon doodle on their home page, but now it seems that the mystery may finally be explained.
The doodle had a UFO taking the 'O' from the word Google, but they did put out a first release:
Though there were no references to the Church of Scientology, Google's first pronouncement on the subject did not quell the concern.
The questionably benign company declared: "We consider the second 'o' critical to user recognition of our brand and pronunciation of our name. We are actively looking into the mysterious tweet that has appeared on the Google twitter stream and the disappearance of the 'o' on the Google home page. We hope to have an update in the coming weeks."
But it does get a little confusing.
Google released a tweet with a bunch of numbers, '1.12.12 18.104.22.168 15 1.18.5 22.214.171.124.14.7 20.15 21.19', and some said it was a reference to the Japanese video game from the 1980s called Zero Wing.
And apparently, there is line at the beginning of Zero Wing by Cats, the villain, that says:
"How are you gentlemen. All your base are belong to us."
So, you have to take the numbers in the Google tweet and turn them into corresponding letters and it translates to 'All your O are belong to us'.
And it's Zero Wing's 20th anniversary.
So, mystery solved, although perhaps a tad complicated.