The Adorable New Year's Eve Google Doodle Teases What Will Hatch In 2016
Right now, many people are probably thinking the same thing: What will 2016 bring? That exciting, hopeful anticipation is illustrated perfectly by Google's New Year's Eve Doodle, which takes a simple and timeless metaphor and animates it to life. Five adorably plump birds eagerly look on as a "2016" egg prepares to hatch, representing the cliffhanger that is New Year's Eve in the sweetest, most joyful way possible. The delightful animation should come as no surprise, however, given the company's vast catalog of equally charming Doodles. There were quite a few outstanding Google Doodles just in 2015 alone.
Google's latest New Year's Eve Doodle features five birds on a wire surrounding a green egg labeled "2016." The curious birds, which are rendered in red, blue, and yellow, look on in anticipation as the egg quivers and shakes as if it's about to hatch at any moment. One bird occasionally takes out a pocket watch to check the time. The feathered onlookers are clearly curious to see exactly what 2016 looks like, as we all are. But both birds and users alike will just have to wait patiently to see what hatches out of the egg after midnight.
Like many before it, this Doodle is interactive. By clicking on the animation, one is taken to a results page for the search term "New Year's Eve," which includes information for local events in your city, the IMDB page for the 2011 romantic comedy New Year's Eve, and the Wikipedia page on the holiday. Check out the Doodle below.
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