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Google Doodle Celebrates 66th Anniversary Of Roswell

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Today's Google Doodle pays homage to the 66th anniversary of Roswell, when a UFO supposedly crashed in the New Mexico desert.

The animated doodle of an alien is actually interactive: You can make the alien walk up to a farm, a cow and a chicken, all the while collecting items he needs for his crashed spaceship. Helpful geeks have uploaded solution videos to YouTube if you're stumped.

It's hard to imagine pop culture without Roswell: No "Area 51," no X-Files, no Twilight Zone, no Men In Black, or Alien Autopsy, for starters. Not to mention the TV show that launched Katherine Heigl's career, Roswell. (It would explain a lot if she really was an alien).

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There's also a cottage industry of Roswell exposés, including The Roswell Incident, which claims to tell the truth behind the alleged ongoing government cover-up.

Speaking of The X-Files, the ground-breaking sci-fi show is celebrating its 20th year with a panel at this year's Comic-Con. Yes, Mulder and Scully (aka David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) will be there. No aliens have apparently RSVPed yet.

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