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Google Finally Acknowledges UFO Drawings

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 28 comments

Google has finally addressed the alien invasions on its homepage.

A few weeks back Google featured a drawing on its homepage that showed a UFO abducting the second O in the Google logo. An official tweet cleared up the confusion as to what the Google Doodle was referencing (Zero Wing, apparently) but several more UFO Doodles have appeared since. Sure, there was always an encoded tweet on hand to help decipher the special occasion, but today Google has officially acknowledged the UFOs on its blog, rather than just tweeting it.

Late last night Google revealed that the series of drawings were a nod to H.G. Wells, the author of The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. Wells would have turned 143 years old over the weekend and Google's Michael Lopez said they wanted to celebrate the authors life and have a little fun at the same time.

"Inspiration for innovation in technology and design can come from lots of places; we wanted to celebrate H.G. Wells as an author who encouraged fantastical thinking about what is possible, on this planet and beyond. And maybe have some fun while we were doing it."

Lopez goes on to say that this marks the end of an invasion by alien crafts but encourages everyone to read Wells' The War of the Worlds.

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    microterf , September 21, 2009 2:48 PM
    lmao.wait till tomorrow 5870! should be some news there
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2009 2:53 PM
    Undoubtedly there is an order form the Builderberg group to quell the mass panic that ensued as a result of the google UFO doodles. This is why this news is appearing everywhere. Personally I say we should fight on the side of the invading alien force when it arrives because they would offer us more freedoms after enslaving us than our own governments.
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    hypocrisyforever , September 21, 2009 2:47 PM
    You retards read the article, didn't you? Maybe you should be scouring fox news...that's probably more your speed.
  • 11 Hide
    microterf , September 21, 2009 2:48 PM
    lmao.wait till tomorrow 5870! should be some news there
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    crisisavatar , September 21, 2009 2:49 PM
    mman74Sloooooow news day?

    lulz
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2009 2:53 PM
    Undoubtedly there is an order form the Builderberg group to quell the mass panic that ensued as a result of the google UFO doodles. This is why this news is appearing everywhere. Personally I say we should fight on the side of the invading alien force when it arrives because they would offer us more freedoms after enslaving us than our own governments.
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    El_Capitan , September 21, 2009 3:03 PM
    Shut up people, this news bit blew my mind.
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    scook9 , September 21, 2009 3:08 PM
    over at notebook review alot of people were hoping this had to do with new Alienware laptop releases haha

    they will be disappointed
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    Assmar , September 21, 2009 3:23 PM
    Gaming rigs are strictly a DIY affair, so I don't much appreciate gaming laptops. We have to realize that all our devices can't play games; a sad fact. Adding weight and bulk for the sake of playing Crysis during class defeats the purpose of purchasing a laptop.
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    shoshu , September 21, 2009 3:41 PM
    WATCH THE First Wave movie!!!
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2009 5:11 PM
    Could they be making fun of the new Japanese Prime Ministers wife?? The UFO's began to appear soon after her story of alien abduction. Could Goggle be trying to get us in a row with Japan??
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    Andraxxus , September 21, 2009 5:11 PM
    Good book.
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    El_Capitan , September 21, 2009 5:13 PM
    In related news, I'm fat.
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    LATTEH , September 21, 2009 5:40 PM
    wait let me get this.... whats a tweet?
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    megamanx00 , September 21, 2009 5:45 PM
    I can see this fulling numerous stupid conspiracy theories.

    Conspiracy theory : Google is run by Aliens

    Completely untrue. Just because some programmers seem like they are from another planet doesn't mean they are :D 
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    Niva , September 21, 2009 6:01 PM
    ALL YOUR "O's" ARE BELONG TO US!
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    Major7up , September 21, 2009 6:12 PM
    What next? Google replaces the 'O's with holes
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    JohnnyLucky , September 21, 2009 7:21 PM
    roflmao! boys just want to have fun!
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    cah027 , September 21, 2009 7:45 PM
    Yes but will it play Crysis
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