Google's bouncy ball homepage: Ah, mysteries!

Wondering what’s up with today’s Google homepage? Well, join the club. The nerd club! We take turns bringing bagels and asking questions.

So far, Google’s been mum on why their homepage is featuring, er, mouse-avoiding balls,* saying only that it’s “fast, fun and interactive, just the way we think search should be.” Gee, I wonder if it has anything to do with Google’s big media event tomorrow, where the company’s going to unveil their “latest technological innovation.” I hope it’s called Google Balls. I don’t care what it does, just please lord, let it be called Google Balls.

Other theories are that it’s a celebration of JavaScript, even though Google spokesfolk said it had nothing to do with a birthday.

Get out your Fox Mulder costumes, PopWatchers: What’s behind the Great Google Bouncy Ball design of 2010?!

* Thanks, parents, for making sure I got a good education so that someday I could type the phrase “mouse-avoiding balls” as the way to pay my rent. Stay in school, kids.

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  • Enter 77

    amazing article, seriously

  • Scooter

    balls. hehehe.

  • mags

    The guy/gal whose job it is to come up with the different Google logos is the bomb!! Love seeing it change on occasion – and no, I do NOT live a boring life. ; )

    • Amy

      I agree. Best job ever!

  • SoyBombGuy

    I don’t know what it signifies or what it means, but it’s way cool. Some sort of scientific priciple being demonstrated? Anyway…awesome!

  • AlphaNotOmega

    hey everyone… testing for xss

  • Ethan

    could it be a form of advertisement for Google TV? You know, with the colored dots and all.

    • KRibbons

      can you imagine? Google in the internet tv market?? They would destroy all competition.

  • Temp

    Not only do the balls bounce away from the mouse, but if you shake the window around they bounce (You need to move the window from one spot to another and let the mouse go, you cant just shake unfortunately)

    Really really cool

    • darclyte

      minimizing and maximizing does it too.

    • sam

      It does work if you just shake the window…

  • Marcy Sutton

    They are demonstrating new HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 techniques. AWESOME (I’m a web developer so I think it’s rad :).

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    The best was still the Google PacMan homage

    • airykah

      AGREED! However, this is pretty cool also.

  • Tom

    … will this be the end of flash?

    • J stew

      HTML 5 is the end of flash

      • Joe

        Lol, no it ain’t… HTML5 can do 1/5 of what flash can do. Until the day full out games can be coded in HTML5 (such as farmville for example) then maybe you can say flash is done for. Flash is never going anywhere and it’s only going to get better.

  • Kate

    Well, if they call it Google Balls, it would give us a nice balance to the unfortunately-named iPad.

  • F Google

    Who F*cking cares,… Google sucks

  • kay simon

    I just loved it. it brings a smile to my face broke the tedium of my day’s work. Keep it up Google!

  • John

    Haha, Google Balls. Maybe they just didn’t have anything to commemorate today and it’s just for fun.

  • notify

    I wouldnt let one of the blue balls join. Now it spells Coogle. The world is now a better place.

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