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Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:28 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle July 8. 2013 - The 66th Aniversary of The Roswell UFO Incident Image
Roswell UFO incident's anniversary celebrated in Google doodle
Generations of UFO enthusiasts believe the event 66 years ago involved an alien landing outside the New Mexico town?
Google's latest doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of the so-called Roswell incident - which generations of UFO enthusiasts and others believe involved an alien landing outside the New Mexico town.

Conspiracy theorists have claimed that US military had captured a crashed alien aircraft outside Roswell in July 1947, but authorities insisted that the incident merely involved the recovery of debris from a top secret surveillance balloon.

Much suspicion about the incident was originally ignited by a press release issued by a local US military base, which mentioned that the crash involved a flying disk.

Seeking to put conspiracies to rest in June 1997, the US Air Force released a 231-page report titled "Case Closed: Final Report on the Roswell Crash". It asserted that alien bodies witnesses reported seeing at the crash scene were actually life-sized anthropomorphic test dummies.

However, interest in the incident was stoked once again in 1995, when a London-based entrepreneur called Ray Santilli claimed that he possessed film footage showing an autopsy being peformed on one of the Roswell aliens. Santilli said in 2006 that the film was a reconstruction of what he insisted was real events.

The Google doodle errs on the side of humour, allowing users to control a small animated alien figure as it goes about a series of tasks on a Roswell-like landscape.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... gle-doodle



The doodle is fun :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyFMFw9nC_E

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:35 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle July 25, 2013 - Rosalind Franklin's 93rd Birthday

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The latest Google doodle celebrates the life and work of British biophysicist and x-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, whose research led to the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Franklin was born in Notting Hill, London on 25 July 1920.

The second "o" in the doodle contains her image, while the "l" has been replaced with the DNA double helix.

Franklin also made critical contributions to our understanding of the molecular structures of RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

She died from ovarian cancer in April 1958, aged just 37.

The scientist has perhaps become best known as "the woman who was not awarded the Nobel prize for the co-discovery of the structure of DNA".

During her DNA research, Franklin worked at King's College London under Maurice Wilkins.

The story goes that he took some of her x-ray crystallography images without her knowledge and showed them to his friends, Francis Crick and James Watson, who were also trying to discover the structure of DNA.

Wilkins, Crick and Watson were awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1962.

Crick later acknowledged that Franklin's images were "the data we actually used" to formulate their 1953 hypothesis regarding the structure of DNA.

The most significant of those images is known as Photo 51, which is also the inspiration for an exhibition currently at Somerset House in London.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... gle-doodle

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:12 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle August 12, 2013 - Erwin Schrödinger's Birthday

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Erwin Schrödinger birthday celebrated in Google doodle
The late Nobel prize-winning physicist gave his name to the equation that lies at the heart of quantum mechanics...

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... gle-doodle

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:26 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle August 22, 2013 - Claude Debussy's 151st Birthday

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Claude Debussy's 151st birth anniversary has been marked by an animated Google doodle. A French music composer, Debussy was known to be one of the most prolific figures associated with impressionist music...
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/others/news/cla ... dle-408819

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:59 pm
by battye
I think this is very appropriate for Cricket :)

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John Wisden's 187th Birthday

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:11 pm
by battye
The Australian federal election is acknowledged by Google:

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Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:16 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle September 18, 2013 - Léon Foucault’s 194th Birthday

Foucault pendulum is a simple device introduced in 1851 to confirm that the earth rotated
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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 22360.html

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:44 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle September 27, 2013 - Happy 15th Birthday Google

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkgQt7W-LHY

Google is 15 years on 27 September 2013. To celebrate, here are 15 facts you probably didn't know about them.
1. Google was originally called BackRub. The homepage read: "BackRub is a 'web crawler' which is designed to traverse the web."
2. Google has acquired an average of one company every week since 2010.
3. The first Google doodle was a Burning Man symbol. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin went to the Burning Man festival in 1998 and added the doodle to let users know they were away from the office that weekend.
4. Google hired its first in-house chef, Charlie Ayers, in November 1999, when the company had just 40 employees.
5. Ayers went on to become the firm's executive chef, overseeing a team of 150 employees across 10 cafes at its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
6. You can use Gmail in more than 50 languages. These include: Welsh, Basque, Tagalog, Malayalam, Telugu and Cherokee.
7. Around 1,000 of Google's employees became millionaires when the company went public in 2004.
8. One of those millionaires was masseuse Bonnie Brown, who worked at the company giving back rubs for $450 a week back in 1999.
9. The "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, which bypasses the results page to take users directly to the first result of their search, has been estimated to cost Google around $100m in lost ad revenue every year.
10. Google hires goats. In 2009, the company rented around 200 goats for a week to eat the grass and fertilise the soil at its California headquarters.
11. Google's first official tweet was the words "I'm feeling lucky" in binary.
12. Almost all of rival company Mozilla's money comes from Google. The firm pays $300m a year to be the default search engine on Mozilla's web browser Firefox.
13. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin own just 16% of the company.
14. That 16% gives them a combined net worth of around $46bn.
15. A new Google employee is known as a "Noogler" and a former employee is referred to as a "Xoogler"

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:17 pm
by Rat
You know, you're right, I didn't know those things. I should have BackRubbed it.

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:58 pm
by battye
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This recent doodle was to represent the first parachute jump.

... this time in honor of the 216th anniversary of the first parachute jump.
The 3,200-foot jump was carried out by André-Jacques Garnerin on Oct. 22, 1797 at Parc Monceau in Paris.

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:52 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle Halloween October 31, 2013


Halloween Witch gets you playing with an interactive Google doodle
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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/halloween-wi ... 24-11.html

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:10 am
by battye
Google celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:21 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle December 2, 2013 - Maria Callas' 90th Birthday


Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:55 pm
by quahappy
I thoroughly enjoyed the Dr Who celebration game! :D

Re: Google Celebration Images Always Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:50 am
by moongirl
Google Doodle New Year's Eve 2013

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Google has marked the countdown to 2014 with a disco-themed Google Doodle on New Year's Eve.

The animation shows the digits making up 2013 doing a halting jig on a stage under a glitter ball while the number 4 waits to take its place in the line-up.

Clicking on the Doodle takes the user through to a page of results listing New Year's Eve festivities, news articles and other results from around the world.

A further link on the search homepage goes to Google's Zeitgest 2013 interactive, giving highlights of the year in video, the top 100 searches, search trends, a 2013 gallery and a page of year-in-review lists ranging from celebrities to song lists, recipes, sports teams and TV shows.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... gle-doodle