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Nintendo 'Zelda' Emblem Secretly Hidden in Google Logos

For being one of the wealthiest and most-powerful companies of all time, Google sure likes to play things with a lighthearted touch. Make no mistake about it, Google lords over Internet search today every bit as menacingly as Microsoft did with operating systems in the '90s, but instead of monopolizing an industry with a frown and a furrowed brow, Google is all high-fives and nerdy smiles.

If Microsoft were a famous actor, it would be Christian Bale on a bad day -- you don't really mind that he's invading all of our popular movie franchises, but you're not going to want to hang out with him... plus he kind of scares you. Google is more like Seth Rogen -- he's in every single movie ever released, but you don't care because he's completely non-threatening and he'd probably offer to share his lunch with you.

A great example of Google's lighthearted cheekiness is what Michel Wester of Blogscoped has deemed "The Great Google Doodle Triforce Conspiracy." Google likes to put easter eggs in its products (little hidden features to make you smile), and apparently the search behemoth has been hiding a tiny Triforce symbol in its Google Doodle logos. How deep does this rabbit-hole go? Well, the iconic symbol from 'The Legend of Zelda' Nintendo game series has been visible in nearly all of the Google Doodle logos since Earth Day 2008. The Summer Olympic Games doodle? Check. Nikolai Tesla's birthday doodle? Check.

Is this the signature of some rogue illustrator, or the mark of an Illuminati-esque Zelda cult secretly running Google? Maybe it's just a pared-down Sierpinski Triangle. After all, who doesn't love Polish fractal theory? Here's all of Google's official logos since 1998 -- join the hunt and see how many can you spot. [From: Blogscoped]

Tags: business, google, logos, nintendo, top, zelda



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