Google’s 2012 Halloween Doodle

Haunted House

Halloween is usually a fun time at Google and this year is no exception. If you arrive at the search giant’s website today, you will notice a really cool Halloween doodle. The doodle is animated and if you look to the lower right corner of the image, you will see a little button where you can add sound. To me, the scene is┬áreminiscent of Sesame Street except a little spookier.┬áThis would be a really good doodle to get your kids and let them enjoy the animation. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but I will let you know that you need to click around the different elements as they do special things.

Last year, I wrote about Google’s massive undertaking when they used 1000 pound pumpkins to carve out the letters for Google. I thought it might be a good time to show the behind the scenes video they produced from last year. It is pretty neat if you didn’t get to see it.

Halloween in the U.S. has become a major holiday. I’m amazed at how much it has grown even since I was a kid. One of the major differences I have seen is the outdoor decorations and lighting that is available now. I am also amazed by how many adults dress up now and have costume parties. I guess Halloween is one of those holidays that brings out the kids in all of us. Speaking of kids, if you’re taking out your little trick-or-treaters, make sure that they have something reflective on their clothing to make them more visible to cars. A lot of costumes are dark colored and with the days being shorter this time of year, visibility during trick-or-treat time is hindered. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

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Darrin Jenkins

Darrin is an IT manager for a large electrical contractor in Louisville KY. He is married and has 3 kids. He loves helping people with their technology needs. He runs a blog called Say Geek!