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WHo knows what's up with that Google logo? There is no alt text :/
 

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when an image cannot be displayed, a Description of that image is displayed instead.
 

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Man this is going to kill me XD
 

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Does it really matter? Alt text was only really ever important for old browsers that couldn't display images.... so it's not really necessary anymore.
 

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Well in this case it does, because Google's logo alt text, if the logo has changed for a certain event, explained the event. In this case I cannot seem to guess what that UFO signifies in relation to this time and place other than the obvious.
 

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Click on the logo, you will see that a search term is "unexplained phenomenon".
I'm guessing that the text is missing because that phenomenon cannot be explained...

Ahhh thanks ShendoXT, that just helped me solve the mystery.

Now this is basec on my research, but essentially the term "unexplained phenomenon" is the top term searched using the Google search engine. That explains why Google have that doodle.

"The new doodle has flummoxed web users because it does not appear to represent a specific event or launch, both of which are the usual reasons behind special Google doodle. Instead, clicking on the image of the UFO takes the user to a search for the term "unexplained phenomenon" which just happens to be one of the top trending search terms on Google today. Also in the top 10 search terms is the phrase "top 10 unexplained phenomena".

But is this chicken or is this egg? Did Google change the logo in response to the growing number of searches for "unexplained phenomenon" or is it specifically seeking to drive traffic to that term. Web users are asking if this is a precursor to some viral event or if is tied to yesterday's release of District 9."

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Halloween.?
It wouldn't have been halloween because event doodles show on the day of the day and not prior to the day. :D
 

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But is this chicken or is this egg? Did Google change the logo in response to the growing number of searches for "unexplained phenomenon" or is it specifically seeking to drive traffic to that term. Web users are asking if this is a precursor to some viral event or if is tied to yesterday's release of District 9."
It's both. (or neither depending on how you look at it)

Those wacky rapscallions at Google HQ decided to check today's top search query. Lo and behold it's "unexplained phenomenon". To drive up further searches of this query, they threw together a UFO graphic...

...Yeah, that's all there is to this story.
 

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XD Yeah now that I know it seems sort of stupid. But I'm so used to there being alt text that I was like WTF! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHBUFFET!! *Salute*
 

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i own google now and i´ll rename it to @ruogle :p J/K

didn´t noticed that actually..
LOL actually that reminds me, a friend of mine from highschool hacked one of the Google servers to say his name. It changed for about 3 seconds before it refreshed. After the **** he did rumors have it he got deported back to India :/
 

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would never have guessed that one :O
 

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googlecalypse!
 
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