24/04/2012 09:41 BST | Updated 23/06/2012 10:12 BST

Gideon Sunback, Zip Inventor, Google Doodle Of The Day

Unzip today's Google Doodle in honour of zip designer Gideon Sunback.

The clever new doodle features an animated zip that rips right through an embroidered version of the classic Google logo, to reveal the Google search page.

Google's official Doodlers seem to have no end to their inspiration. Today's interactive Google doodle honours a revolution in clothing that made clothes approximately one million times easier to pile on and remove.

Prior to zippers, jeans were all done up with button-up flies, dresses featured oodles of tiny, tedious buttons and modern tents were a fantasy.

According to his Wikipedia page, the notion of interlocking teeth had been around for more than 20 years before he got his hands on it.

Sunback added an indent and bump to each tooth so that they would lock together. Patent no. 1219881 for the "Separable Fastener" was issued to Sunback in 1917.

IBN reports that some Firefox users can't experience the full unzipping, as it unzips to reveal a blank white page. An easy fix is to switch to Google Chrome.

Read our recent profile on Gideon Sunback here.

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