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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Doodles’

John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram

The Venn diagram, also known as a set diagram, is one of the the most basic and easily understood methods for depicting logical relationships between sets of data. By a young age, most children are able to compare and contrast sets of objects using a Venn diagram – and it remains one of the most recognizable constructions around. For this …

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Google, Once Again, Offends with D-Day Doodle

In another one for the Google hates America, freedom, and our veterans files, the search engine is once again on the defensive after pissing off some people on D-Day with a Google Doodle. For a brief period this morning, on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II, Google displayed a Doodle …

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Raymond Loewy, Famous Industrial Designer, Honored with Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle honors a man who’s responsible for dozens upon dozens of classic product designs from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. You’ve probably seen his work over an dover again but didn’t know whom to attribute. On Google’s homepage, you’ll see what appears to be a Google train paying tribute to Raymond Loewy. Loewy, one of the …

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Edith Head, Famed Costume Designer, Honored with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famed Hollywood Costume designer Edith Head, whose illustrious career included 8 Academy Award wins and 35 nominations. Head won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for the films The Heiress, Samson and Delilah, All About Eve, A Place in the Sun, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, The Facts of Life, and The Sting. Head’s career began in 1924, …

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When Was the First Parachute Jump? Google Celebrates 1797 Feat with Doodle

Today, Google is devoting its homepage to André-Jacques Garnerin, a French balloonist who is credited with taking the first plunge in a frameless parachute. The doodle recalls the famous jump, which took place over Paris’ Parc Monceau in 1797. On October 22nd, 1797, Garnerin got in a basket attached to a 23 foot-wide umbrella-shaped parachute and a balloon and ascended …

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Celia Cruz, ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Gets a Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring the Queen of Salsa with a homepage doodle that her estate is calling “important and far-reaching.” Celia Cruz, La Guarachera de Cuba, would have turned 88 today. The Havana-born singer died on July 16th, 2003 of brain cancer. Today’s Google Doodle is celebrating the day of her birth. Cruz is known as one of the most …

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Claude Debussy: Google Honors Clair de lune Composer with Beautiful Doodle

If you haven’t visited the Google homepage today, I suggest you do so. Google is celebrating French composer Claude Debussy with a spectacular Doodle that features one of his best-known movements. Today’s Doodle features an animation of a nighttime scene. Lights flicker on an off, smoke from a faraway factory shields the full moon. The animation pans left to right …

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Doodle 4 Google Winner ‘Coming Home’ Featured on Today’s Homepage

Back in January, Google opened up their 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest and asked kids aged K-12 to give their best shot at constructing a Doodle based on the prompt “My Best Day Ever.” And today, after nearly 130,000 submissions and millions of votes, Google is displaying that contest’s winner on their homepage. The Doodle, from 12th-grader Sabrina Brady of …

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Google’s “Racist” Doodle Gets The Conan Treatment

If you’ve been to the Google homepage in the last two weeks, you have probably noticed a flurry of new Google Doodles – a new one each day, actually. Google has committed themselves to providing us with a new Olympic-themed Doodle every day during the games, and for that, we salute them. The last three days, the Doodles have been …

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London 2012 Slalom Canoe: Google Doodle Lets You Navigate the Rapids

Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with their third straight interactive Doodle. Since the opening ceremony, Google has provided us with a different Doodle every day, showcasing one of the many Olympic sports. And for the last couple of days, those Doodles have been playable. On Tuesday, the Doodle featured a hurdles game. Yesterday, it was a basketbal …

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London 2012 Basketball: Google Doodle Features Playable Hoops Game

Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with another interactive game – this one involving basketball. Yesterday, you probably remember wasting plenty of time on Google’s homepage attempting to turn in the fastest hurdles time of your coworkers. This game is much different – maybe a bit harder. It’s a simple hoops game where you have 24 seconds to …

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Bob Moog Doodle Hits Google Homepage

Yesterday, the Bob Moog Google doodle hit Google’s home page in some parts of the world (where it was already May 23), but now it’s up for the rest of us. The doodle honors the birthday of Robert Arthur Moog, who founded Moog Music and invented the Moog synthesizer. Here’s how Google portrays Moog with its new Knowledge Graph results: …

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