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Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days and an an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental …

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Who Invented the Piano? Google Doodle Celebrates 360th Birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco of course! Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who didn’t know. A lot of people don’t know that (if you did, give yourself a nice pat on the back). Google is hoping to make sure a lot more people do know who invented the piano by giving Bartolomeo Cristofori a doodle …

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Pony Express Google Doodle Is Actually a Game. Wanna Play? [Watch]

The Pony Express is the latest Google Doodle to be featured on the search engines homepage to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the mid-1800s cross-country mail delivery system. But, what you may not know is the Google Doodle is actually a game you can play. Before e-mail, people actually wrote letters and counted on the country’s mail delivery system to …

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When Was the First Mail Delivered via the Pony Express? Playable Google Doodle Honors 155th Anniversary

Google is trying to make sure you don’t get anything done at work today – something at which the company excels. Today’s homepage features a playable Google Doodle honoring the most famous mail service of all time. When was the first mail delivered via the Pony Express? 155 years ago today, in fact. To celebrate this important day in history, …

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2014 Trending Topics Highlighted With Google Doodle

With New Year’s Eve here, Google is celebrating the end of the year with a doodle on its homepage pointing users to 2014 trending topics. It’s an animated doodle that shows the word Google turning into “2014,” with each number representing a different topic. If you click the doodle, it takes you to a search results page with one of …

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‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner with the word Google at the top. It’s animated: When you click the Doodle, it takes you to search results …

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Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, Kandinsky studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. It was when he took a job as a professor …

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Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday

Annie Jump Cannon is the subject of a doodle today on Google’s homepage, as the search giant celebrates her 151st birthday. Cannon was an astronomer whose work was considered instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She, along with Edward C. Pickering, is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme. This is said to be the first …

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Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born Frances Elizabeth, Kent worked with silkscreen or serigraphy, and is credited with helping to establish it as a fine art …

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Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already)

Philae, European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission probe, has soft-landed on a comet. This is the first time in history this has been done. It didn’t take Google long to whip up a Doodle to celebrate this amazing feat. “Our ambitious Rosetta mission has secured a place in the history books: not only is it the first to rendezvous with …

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‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does return results for “Veterans Day,” but I can’t see I’ve ever seen Google point a doodle to a search that …

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Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool for would be voters, who may not know exactly where they need to go. Rather than making the doodle take …

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