The solution to the mystery of Google's UFOs has finally been revealed - and it was all a tribute to the father of the alien-invasion story as we know it.
For weeks, Google has been dropping strange, flying saucer-related clues, via changes to its iconic logo and cryptic messages on its Twitter stream, that have had internet users puzzling over what they might mean.
But now they've been revealed as a tribute to pioneering author H.G. Wells, born 143 years ago today. Wells helped create science fiction as we know it today with a string of novels in the 1890s, including The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and - most famously - the classic alien-invasion tale The War Of The Worlds.
source: Tom Phillips on Metro.co.uk