Douglas Adams Gets Interactive Google Doodle for His Birthday

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Google has created an interactive Google Doodle celebrating Douglas Adams‘ 61st birthday. The UK author is best known for his comedic science-fiction series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Check out this YouTube video which shows how internet users can interact with this animated doodle. Random House posted a screenshot of the art piece on Facebook and drew 266 “likes.”

Here’s more from ABC News: “Google’s doodle includes references to Adams’ work: a towel, which according to Adams’ book, is an essential item for space travel, a cup of tea, a staple of his oeuvre, and when users click the door in the doodle, Marvin, the beloved ‘paranoid android,’ from ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide‘ appears.”

In the past, Google has designed special doodles celebrating The Gashlycrumb Tinies author Edward Gorey, Pride & Prejudice author Jane AustenHuckleberry Finn author Mark TwainGreat Expectations author Charles Dickens and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea author Jules Verne. Google has created a video to shine a spotlight on the artists who design their beloved doodles. (via The Washington Post)