Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day

Internet giant Google commemorated Valentine's day and the 154th anniversary of George Ferris, the originator of the Ferris wheel, with an two-in-one doodle on Thursday. 

Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day

The interactive and exhilarating doodle on the search engine's home page featured two giant wheels standing against the backdrop drop of an amusement park. The rides in the park spell out the word 'Google'. The roll coaster represents the first letter G, the two giant wheels are the O's, the track of a Go Kart ride forms the second G, the Drop Tower is shaped like L and the merry-go-round forms the last letter E.

Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day

The colourful and lively doodle also integrates the theme of love, expressing it through sixteen different animals. A click on the love button placed at the bottom between the two giant wheels will take you through ten love stories. While the animal 'couples' seem to go on a date, the fox is pictured watching television alone at home.

"We thought this would be the best way to highlight the Ferris Wheel in its natural habitat and provide a clever way to introduce some valentines to each other," said Doodler Brian Kaas. 

Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day

When the whole world is celebrating 14 February as the day of love, Google stands apart to remind everyone the birth of a genius.

 Little about George Ferris

Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day
Google Doodles George Ferris’ birthday and Valentine’s Day (Wikipedia)

George Washington Gale Ferris, an American engineer, was born on 14 February, 1859. He created the Ferris Wheel, also known as the Chicago Wheel or giant wheel, for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. He died on 22 November, 1896 of typhoid fever in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Here's a look of the new doodle in a video: