New Delhi: Google today gives you a chance to be an athlete and participate in a hurdles race. Though you won't be taken to London, but Google lets you participate in the race just by sitting in your chair.
So if are you ready to beat everyone in the armchair Olympics, all you need to do is open the Google homepage and you are at the venue. In a simplified manner, Google today has posted the London 2012 hurdles doodle, which is interactive and lets you race.
The is the twelfth doodle posted by Google during the ongoing Olympic Games. Undoubtedly, today's doodle is the most interesting Olympic doodle ever.
To play the London 2012 hurdles doodle users have to use the left-right arrow keys to run and press the space bar.
The interactive doodle lets you participate in a hurdles race (though you'll be the only runner on screen) and use the left-right arrow keys to run and the spacebar to jump over the 10 hurdles in the race.
Once the race is over a score (in seconds) is displayed on the screen and also gives a star rating. An armchair hurdler managing a score lower than 11.8 seconds will get a three-star rating. Users can also share their Google armchair Olympic hurdles achievement on Google+.
Google London 2012 hurdles doodle shows a 110 metres men's race with 10 hurdles. The World Record in the event is 12.87 seconds and the Olympics Record stands at 12.91 seconds. In the little time we played with the doodle we could easily shatter the records.
The Google London 2012 hurdles doodle is in the shape of a laptop, perhaps also indicating that the game can only be played on computers with keyboards. The doodle appears only as a static image on mobile Web browsers.
When Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man game with an interactive doodle, that allowed users to play Pac-Man right on the Google home page led to, according to analysts, a loss of $120 million to the British economy. The innovative doodle that Google put up for the country and jazz guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul resulted in $268 million in lost productivity, according to technology website ExtremeTech.Play the London 2012 hurdles Google doodle
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