Google Doodle For Annie Besant 168th Birthday

Annie Besant was born on 1 October, 1847 in London into a middle-class family of Irish origin. Today's her 168th birth anniversary (in 2015) is marked by a doodle on Google India's homepage. Google Doodle honours Annie Wood Besant, a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule.

Happy 17th Birthday Google

Though Google was incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, Google's birthday has shifted around over the years, but it currently is celebrated on September 27th. Google is celebrating it's 17 birthday on September 27, 2015. Here, is the Google Doodle for Google's 17 Birthday

With this Google Doodle, Google want to take a look at its beginning with the first homepage shown on an old computer monitor, Linux Penguin sitting besides the PC, Lava Lamp used to be on on Sergey Brin desk etc.

According to Google, here are the details about the Google Birthday Doodle:

In the world of computer programming, 17 is widely considered the least random number. To assume we made it this far without a little luck, though, would be like assuming lava lamps, turtlenecks, and servers held together by building blocks are harbingers of success. For our 17th birthday, we offer a glimpse into our humble beginnings, when branded hockey jerseys were cool and Savage Garden had a number-one single.

Sometimes you just gotta work with what you have. That’s how you end up with a server made up of toy building blocks.
Not sure what’s more of a relic from a bygone era, the lava lamp or the computer monitor.Linux penguin was always in search of frosty beverages. Naturally.
Inside Google’s first office, also known as Larry and Sergey’s Stanford dorm rooms. They had to find alternative arrangements when the Stanford IT department complained they were sucking up all the bandwidth.

Google’s first homepage (It worked better than it looked.

The office (and attire) may have changed, but the people are still what matter the most.

Google Cache Page Design Change

Google Cache Page Design Change:

Google has change the way it used to show the Google Cached pages many times. Changed the design and also the url for showing Google Cache.

Earlier, when user used to see the Google Cache of any website from Google search page, they were shown the searched term highlighted.

But Google stopped to show highlighted terms on its cached pages and suggested users to use ctr+f to find the searched term.

Now, today, Google has again changed the Cache snapshot view. Now you can view the "full version", "text only version" and "View source" directly from the cache page. But still the highlighted search terms are missing.

Highlight Google Cache Search Term:

To achieve keyword highlighted in the Cached page view, there are two options. Manually or using the Browser Extensions.

Manually, we can add the wanted words to the q parameter, and let's say we search Google India and want to highlight words: Google India. Our original cache url which is not highlighting any term is:

But now, we change the URL by adding the terms google india, by replaceing +&cd to +google+india&cd.

Simply, just add your searched terms after the + in the url and you will get to see highlighted search terms.

Also, by using following Browser Extensions (no affiliation with the extension, use at your own risk), one can highlight the searched term:


Tampermonkey Extension

Google Cache Highlight Search Query Terms for HTTPS (I am the author of this script)


Greasemonkey Extension

Google Cache Highlight Search Query Terms for HTTPS (I am the author of this script)

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