Today on Google properties worldwide you will find a creepy and buggy logo that makes you feel itchy and want to scratch yourself. Don't worry, it will only be up on Google's home page for a day and then it will go away.
The logo is to remember one of the worlds most influential writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka. Today is the 130th day since his birth.
Franz Kafka was born in Austria-Hungary in 1883 and died at the age of 40 on June 3, 1924 also in Austria.
The logo represents one of his most famous works, Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"). The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin. It is one of the most important works in fiction in the 20th century.
Franz Kafka was one of those people who became really well known after his death.
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