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Google adds a bit of festive frost to their search engine

David Beharall
After 11 years in professional football David retired in 2006 to set up CandidSky. He currently holds the position of Managing Director.

December 20, 2011

2 minute read

Let it snow

This week Google has gone all festive on us. Type in the words ‘let it snow’ and see snowflakes fall down your computer screen.

Does it stop there? Of course not. Google wants to impress its users so the search engine has gone a step further.

To keep the wintery theme going the snow slowly frosts up the computer screen and a ‘defrost’ button appears. The user can either click on the button to clear the frost off the screen or use the mouse to write in the frost.

A poem from Google

A spokesperson from Google released a statement about the new ‘let it snow’ in the form of a poem.

“Through the fog, you have to peer
Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year
Your page turned into a winter wonderland
When you typed in that search command
You can always defrost the window
Or just let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Google has other tricks

Google certainly likes to have fun. Here are some other tricks they have on their search engine:

  • Type in ‘askew’ into the search engine. Tilt your head and enjoy!
  • Type in ‘Hanukkah’ and see some non-Christmas holiday screen decoration for Jewish people.
  • Type in ‘anagram’ and Google with think you meant to type ‘nag a gram’.

Some of Google’s tricks have now disappeared including if you type in the word ‘gravity’ all the copy on the page fall to the bottom of the computer screen. Another fun word to have typed in the search engine was ‘Chuck Norris’ and Google would state ‘You don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you.”


p>Google certainly has fun and its introduction to new Google Doodles on its search page always ends up creating a buzz, whether it is trending on Twitter or simply getting attention from technology enthusiasts. One thing is certain, it adds a bit of fun to your day in the office.

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