Google Balls Logo: Five Meanings for Today’s Doodle Dots

By Alan Ng - Sep 7, 2010

Following on from our previous article on today’s mysterious, but fun Google Doodle, we now have an article for you to check out, which give you 5 humorous suggestions behind Google’s choice of Doodle today.

The article in question comes courtesy of TechRadar, and it appears they are as baffled as us when trying to figure out the true meaning behind the doodle. Usually Google has some historical meaning behind their daily doodle’s but this one has us all confused. Enter TechRadar.

They have listed 5 reasons which could solve the mystery of Google’s ‘balls’ homepage. One of which is a new Google ball testing website, another is a Google vehicle business called Google Bounce, while another teases of a Google ‘ballpoint pen’.

Obviously, this isn’t meant to be taken seriously, but maybe you have a real explanation behind today’s doodle. Share your ideas with us below.

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  • Jon

    I think it's a technological connection related to the debate on Proprietary v Open internet technologies.

  • GUGLfan

    Cute! Fun! I even brought up another window to play…! Just what I needed today…to take the blues away! LOL

  • jelly

    i don't have the balls on my google! anyone say why this might be? 🙁

    • socks off

      its because your adopted

  • marc

    it is to distract from the subject of net neutrality.

  • Martyn McCarthy

    They remind me of a scene in 'Totall Recall'

  • Martyn McCarthy

    It reminds me of that scene in Total Recall

  • Andy Crawford

    The shades of each colour look like those on ISHIHARA PLATES used to check for colour blindness!

  • Mark

    Google showing off what they can do with CSS3

  • Glenn

    The significance may not be the past but rather future or present.They hinted at the it with their buckyball doodle. The interaction and movement of the balls is done without flash. They did not say how they coded it but may be hinting at a new method of web animation.

  • dave

    Hi, Keegan. Another facet to the mystery; Google’s balls don’t get bigger on your friend’s computer… does he work for a foreign government?

  • florida

    they different sizes in firefox, but stay the same in explorer

    • Wilkby

      That's because explorer is an inferior browser.

    • Lucien Briscoe

      Javascript rendering engines in IE are different than in Firefox. Makes it a pain to develop for, but it's that nature of the beast, I guess.

  • M in OH

    I'm still hunting for the historacle value for the balls. At times I find them fun other times I find them annoying. But for one day, I think it's fun.

  • Keegan

    sweet very fun. But on my computer the balls get bigger the farther away from the center they are. On my friends computer they stay the same size.

  • I'm stuck on google's first page. It's so… I don't know, it is cute!

  • Genie

    Chaos theory/butterfly effect.

  • Kenny

    This is going to do wonders for productivity today!