Fourteen years ago two chaps who met at Stanford University created a search engine that would revolutionise the way in which we talk about, let alone use, the internet. Those chaps were Larry Page and Sergey Brin and their creation was of course Google.

To celebrate its 14th birthday, Google has (surprise, surprise) customised its homepage with a new animated doodle. Visit the Google homepage and you’ll briefly see a virtual chocolate cake that spells out the name of the search engine.

After a few seconds, the fourteen candles nestling on the top of the cake are blown out and the cake is quickly demolished revealing a further Google logo underneath. The candles are then laid out underneath highlighting how many years old the search engine is.

Fourteen years young and Google remains the most popular of search engines. So all that’s left to say is: Happy Birthday Google. Be sure to leave us some of that cake.