Google is marking day 10 of Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018 with a special doodle. Yesterday’s doodle was all about ice hockey and today, the action shifts to cross country skiing. Also Read - Google's Tensor chipset on Pixel 6 series will be manufactured by Samsung: NikkeiAlso Read - Google Pixel 6 wallpapers now available for download: Here’s how to get them
In a classic fashion, Google is bringing the tale of two well-known rivals, Hare and the Tortoise into the mix. Today’s doodle shows hare and the tortoise in a cross-country skiing race. In a blog post, Google describes them as “Hare, game for anything and doesn t cotton to crowds; and Tortoise, a veteran of these games for 188 years”. No prizes for guessing, the referee is a mouse, who flags the start of the race. Also Read - Google Chrome sending Enhanced Safe Browsing notifications? Know all about it here
In the animated doodle, the hare seems to be off to a great start and can be seen high-tailing it down the parallel track. Hare is estimated to be skiing at 40 mph (64 kmph), while the poor tortoise could only muster the land speed of 17 mph (27 kmph). However, as the old story goes, Tortoise has slow-and-steady determination, a key asset in any sport. Hare, on the other hand, doubles back on the track ski-less.
The doodle then shows Tortoise taking a narrow lead over Hare. Interestingly, Hare dons a shell-met and turtleneck and takes a leap of faith and teams up with tortoise for what Google calls a “very hoppy ending”.
It is pretty exciting how Google manages to send a message out of such a doodle without diverting from the main subject – Sports. The message is pretty simple, a sportsperson should never let their head down even when they are in the lead. Google says the doodle will be seen in the North and South American continent, Greenland, certain part of Asia, Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Australia.