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.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1. i agree please change font

        1. 4th vote here for the same…. terrible terrible terrible.

    2. 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.

      1. Glad to hear it! :)

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

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

      1. Yea!!! this is a great idea!

    4. Get a better monitor

  7. Also need someone to work on their grass.

    1. No kidding. That’s awful.

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

    2. They need to make that a nice, stone surface.

  8. 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.

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

  10. Global warming mang

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

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

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

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

    1. that’s probably an Apple Patent

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

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

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

  18. Hilarious

  19. 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.

  20. Apple stealing from Jelly Bean already, damn!

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