We've all sat around and doodled during our grade school days, and some of us still do it during board room meetings and any other time our minds wander. Kids today have it better than we ever did -- while our doodles all ended up in the dust bin, Google will award a $30,000 scholarship to one lucky artist as part of its 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition, the search giant announced.
Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are" and other popular children's books, would have turned 85 years old today if he was still alive. Sadly, he suffered a stroke just over a month before his birthday in 2012 and passed away at 83 years old, but he left behind a literary legacy that has already stood the test of time. Google chose to honor the children's author with one of its neatest doodles to date.
Google often celebrates holidays and special events with themed doodles on its search homepage. The search giant's first doodle was a special graphic commemorating the Burning Man festival back 1998. There was a playable Pac-Man doodle to celebrate the yellow character's 30th anniversary, and a tribute to what would have been the 96th birthday of the late guitarist Les Paul. But it was a simple Father's Day doodle over the weekend that's drawing all kinds of attention, and some of it negative.