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Google Doodle celebrates World Earth Day with interactive slideshow

The doodle features the six organisms which have unique qualities

Google Doodle celebrates World Earth Day with interactive slideshow

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Earth Day, Google Doodle celebrated the day with an interactive slideshow that explains six organisms and their earthly superlative.

The doodle showcases the six organisms which have unique qualities like being tallest, smallest, oldest, and more.  "The last thing I wanted to do was feature animals based on their cuteness or how they might appeal in some way to my mammalian sensibilities. We tried to focus on having a good range of organisms from around the globe," says Google's Earth Day 2019 doodle creator Kevin Laughlin.

The slides feature the Wandering Albatross, which has the widest wingspan of any living bird, the Paedophryne Amanuensis that hold the world record for the smallest frog, and smallest vertebrate, Amazon Water Lily which is amongst the World's largest aquatic plants and so on.

Talking about the message he wished to spread through his google, Laughlin said, "I can inspire the smallest bit of curiosity or wonder in someone, that would make me very happy. How often does one take a moment to contemplate a tiny critter that lives in the bowels of a cave in Georgia? All life is incredible and worth celebrating."