All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Doodle’

Zora Neale Hurston Gets A Google Doodle

Zora Neale Hurston is the subject of a doodle appearing on Google’s homepage today, which marks what would have been the writer and anthropologist’s 123rd birthday. She was born in 1891 in Alabama, and passed away in 1960 in Florida, where she was raised. Hurston is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. She wrote four …

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Crossword Inventor Arthur Wynne Gets A Google Doodle

Arthur Wynne, inventor of the crossword puzzle, is the subject of a doodle on Google’s homepage today as it honors 100 years of crossword puzzles. It’s a fun one. It transforms into an actual playable crossword puzzle: Have fun. See if you can decrease your productivity today as much as you did when they released the Pac-Man doodle. The British …

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Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the first Harvard Mark I computer programmers, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She is also credited …

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Maria Callas Gets A Google Doodle (Watch Her Perform Here)

Google is celebrating famed opera singer Maria Callas with its homepage doodle today, which would have been her 90th birthday. She died from a heart attack at the young age of 53 in 1977. Callas, born in New York, is widely considered one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. She was a soprano, and often praised …

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Carlos Fuentes Gets A Google Doodle

Here in the U.S., Google is running a doodle for Veterans Day, but that’s not the only one the company has up today. In Mexico, Google is honoring novelist Carlos Fuentes on what would have been his 85th birthday. Fuentes is known for works like Artemio Cruz, Aura, The Old Gringo and Christopher Unborn. He’s been considered as “one of …

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Veterans Day Gets A Google Doodle

Today is Veterans Day in the United States, and Google is honoring veterans with a homepage doodle. When the user clicks, they’re presented with a query for “veterans day,” and Google’s quick answer result: Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day 2013). The top organic search result is from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and gives the user a history of …

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Hermann Rorschach Google Doodle: What Do You See In These 22 Images?

Hermann Rorshach, the famous psychoanalyst, is the subject of Google’s current worldwide doodle. We reported on it yesterday as it began to make its way around the other side of the world, but it’s now here in our neck of the woods. This one is pretty cool. Like many of Google’s doodles over the last several years, it’s animated, and …

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Hermann Rorschach Google Doodle Wants You To Share What You See

Google is running a doodle honoring Hermann Rorschach in parts of the world where it’s November 8th. It should be making its way over to our neck of the woods in a bit. Hermann Rorschach would be the psychiatrist/psychoanalyst who developed the Rorschach inkblot test. Here’s what he looked like: The day would be his 129th birthday. He died in …

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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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Shakuntala Devi, The Human Computer, Receives Google Doodle Honor

Shakuntala Devi, otherwise known as the “human computer,” is the subject of Google’s homepage doodle today, as the search giant celebrates her 84th birthday. Devi traveled with her father’s circus in India as a child, wowing people with her ability to calculate large sums in her head. He had apparently discovered her talents while playing a card game with her …

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Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage

For major holidays, the Google Doodle usually outshines whatever Bing does it for its homepage. For Halloween this year, Google certainly impressed with a witchy doodle, but Bing is the definitive winner this year. For this year, Bing outfitted its home page with an interactive haunted house full of odes to classic horror movies. Here’s what it looks like normally: …

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Halloween Witch Casts A Variety Of Spells Over Google Doodle

Google has tapped a “Halloween witch” for some fun with today’s homepage doodle. It’s an interactive one, which lets you choose different combinations of ingredients to drop into the witch’s brew for a variety of different spells, which let you interact with the doodle in different ways. I wouldn’t exactly call it a game, but I guess it has game-like …

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