Jelly Bean (Statue) Suffers From Overheating Issues – Head Pops Off, Bandits Make Off With Souvenirs [Image]

Looks like not even the statues at Google’s HQ in Mountain View, CA are safe from issues. We’ve posted about the Eclair going for a swim in the past, now it’s the Jelly Bean statue suffering from the elements, overheating to the point that the clear head began to melt, then pop off. The trapped air inside created a greenhouse like effect that caused the head to explode, exposing the delicious treats within. Some passerby’s took this as an opportunity to make off with a few jelly beans to which Google’s Dan Morrill asks, “Please don’t steal out jelly beans.” Seriously, stop it.

Apparently, the statue’s artist is already working on a bugfix. I can only hope he comes up with a replacement green head (like Google’s official image) to replace the odd clear one. Oh, and get some security cams installed, Google.


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  • Rasy Soeur


  • phonixor

    Don’t mix bugs with candy! (or with robots)

  • Synaptic13

    Lol …bet a posting on craiglist/ebay pops up soon :-P

  • feztheforeigner

    I hope the new statue has a face, this one was missing a face…

  • Jose Lugo

    Steal. No, no. Apple is just taking it back. They have a patent on the Jellybean shape, ya know !

  • Dick

    They don’t need security cameras. Those pylons and yellow tape look intimidating enough.

  • Tyler Smith

    Seriously phandroid. The font on this thing is awful. Us readers can barely read the articles. Eye Strain.

    • phoenix_fire

      thank god! i thought i was the only one who hated it.

      • Mitchel White

        i agree please change font

        • turboboxer

          4th vote here for the same…. terrible terrible terrible.

    • Steve Albright

      It will be changed very soon. We have been working on performance tweaks as well but the font I know will be changed very shortly.

      • Xyro

        Glad to hear it! :)

      • Mitch Samuels

        Use Roboto;)

      • Dan Sabau

        the blistering white background could use some toning down. just saying :)

    • Micha Ols

      Yes, and I would like to add: “Phandroid! Y U NO ROBOTO!?”

      • turboboxer

        Yea!!! this is a great idea!

    • Matthew Dufrene

      Get a better monitor

  • Dave Elmlund

    Also need someone to work on their grass.

    • gs6456

      No kidding. That’s awful.

      • Lincoln King

        I’m guessing there is a lot foot traffic around the statues….would make it hard to keep the grass going.

    • Immolate

      They need to make that a nice, stone surface.

  • Aslan N.L. Bollin

    just need to add some downward angled ventilation slots to the head to let the air escape and keep rain and crap out and it’ll be fine.

  • No_Nickname90

    Why did they think an enclosed glass WOULDN’T cause a greenhouse effect? LoL!!

  • lolwut

    Global warming mang

  • Alexander Ramirez

    People just really want their Jelly Bean and they’ll stop at nothing to get it!

  • Unorthodox

    I would like to post a “1star” rating, please.

  • David Mathisen

    I knew that was going to happen the second I saw it.

  • Brian Eagen

    Perhaps a vent hole near the back of the head. It’ll cut down on the greenhouse effect inside the torso.

    • Josh Flowers

      that’s probably an Apple Patent

  • Lennatron

    I couldn’t help but to laugh when I read this :-)

  • blue720

    I blame Apple. Apple is so full of it, it will give anyone a headache.

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    Not gonna lie, I would have taken one of those jelly beans.

  • NightAngel79


  • pahern

    Please make it green, the clear dome looks so strange. And where are the antenna?

    PS: Phandroid, please do something to delay the menu popup as it’s constantly springing open as I change tabs and move the mouse down from the top. I hate that aspect of the new design.

  • Robert Barnhart

    Apple stealing from Jelly Bean already, damn!