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This article was published on April 24, 2012

Today, you can literally unzip Google’s front page

Today, you can literally unzip Google’s front page Image by: Michael Kempf
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Google’s has put out one of its most interesting Google Doodles for a while, which literally allows you to unzip the front page.

The unique Doodle is a tribute to Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American electrical engineer who invented the zip, as today is his 132nd birthday.

The unzipped page brings up a whole host of links with information about Sundback, allowing you to freely peruse and learn more about the important invention, which was initially designed for women’s boots.

Have a go at the zip yourself — whilst admiring the Google embroidery– at google.com.