Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle
Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle

Search engine giant Google on Monday commemorated the 61st birthday of famous author and humorist, Douglas Adams, with an interactive doodle on its homepage.

Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle
Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle

Google paid tribute to Adams, author of the best cult classic book "The Hitchhiker's Guide," with many facets of the same book. Unlike past doodles, the squiggling of the Google's logo is missing from the illustration.

Adams who started his career in BBC Radio is remembered for his works such as "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" 1980, "Life, the Universe and Everything" 1982, "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" (1984) and "Mostly Harmless" (1992).

His panache for writing was discovered by Monty Python's Graham Chapman. Adams was one of the only two contributors from outside the Python group to get writing credits.

Adams was born on 11 March, 1952 in Cambridge, England. He died of a heart attack on 11 May, 2001 at the age of 49.

Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle
Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle
Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle
Google Commemorates Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday with Interactive Doodle

The new doodle displayed the characters of his famous works, and a click on the lift will give a glimpse of Marvin the paranoid android from Adams' Hitchhiker novels. The doodle also features a cup of tea which brings to mind "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul", another one his works published in 1988.

Adams' best imaginary creations like Babel Fish also found place in the new doodle.

Check out the new doodle for 11 March in the video below: